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Dying to Dine—The Story of the Great Agricultural Barrier

Srividhya Ragavan

in Patent and Trade Disparities in Developing Countries

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199840670
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949786 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840670.003.0008
Dying to Dine—The Story of the Great Agricultural Barrier

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This chapter studies the second major issue that affects mankind, namely access to food. It outlines the barriers to trade and the tenets of the trade regime, and identifies subsidies as the worst barrier to international trade in agricultural commodities. It shows that international trade barriers affect the agricultural commodities market, and introduces the Agreement on Agriculture (AOA), which helped decrease disputes over agricultural subsidies over a period of nine years.

Keywords: access to food; barriers to trade; trade regime; subsidies; international trade; agricultural commodities; market; Agreement on Agriculture; agricultural subsidies

Chapter.  10198 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Intellectual Property Law

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