The Trade and Development Series seeks to provide objective, accessible information about the new trade agenda. Titles in the series cover a wide range of topics, from regional trade agreements and customs reform to agriculture, intellectual property rights, services, and other key issues currently being discussed in World Trade Organization negotiations. Contributors to the series represent some of the world’s leading thinkers and specialists on international trade issues. Titles in this series undergo internal and external review under the management of the Trade Group's Advisory Board in the World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network.
(Washington, DC: World Bank, 2005)
Aksoy, M. Ataman; Beghin, John C.
This book explores the outstanding
issues in global agricultural trade policy and evolving
world production and trade patterns. Its coverage of
agricultural trade issues ranges from the details of
cross-cutting policy issues to the highly distorted
agricultural trade regimes of industrial countries and
detailed studies of agricultural commodities of economic
importance to many developing countries. The book brings
together the background issues and findings to guide
researchers and policymakers in their global negotiations
and domestic policies on agriculture. The book also explores
the key questions for global agricultural policies, both the
impacts of current trade regimes and the implications of
reform. It complements the recent agricultural trade
handbook that focuses primarily on the agricultural issues
within the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
negotiations (Ingco and Nash 2004).