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Implications of Trade Liberalization on Food Security of Low-Income Countries

by Michael Trueblood and Shahla Shapouri

Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-765-5) 2 pp, April 2001

This issue paper discusses how agricultural trade liberalization will affect low-income, food-insecure countries. Most countries and regions show modest reductions in food insecurity from liberalization due to domestic supply response that reacts to high prices.

Keywords: Trade liberalization, food security, WTO, nutrition, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, South Asia, Latin America

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Last updated: Friday, April 19, 2013

For more information contact: Michael Trueblood and Shahla Shapouri

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