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Serving Sri Lanka

This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Making Agricultural Trade Work for the Poor

Poverty Development Gateway: "With ``development'' as the theme of current WTO negotiations, agricultural talks have become an area of particular importance and concern. The plight of the rural poor in developing countries has often been attributed to persistent and distorting agricultural trade policies. Therefore, when it comes to the effects of trade on development, the stakes could not be higher. This paper assesses the impacts of agricultural trade on poverty by reviewing the current literature. It discusses the potential welfare impacts of policy reform and examines the recent trends of open trade in developing countries. "

Contributor: Matthew Straub ( Member )
Published Date: July 21, 2005
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