OECD Support for Agriculture: Has it Historically Harmed Poor Countries?

Zwane, Alix Peterson and Margaret McMillan

from ARE Update Vol. 10, No. 1, Sept/Oct, 2006

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Abstract

This article summarizes recent research that assesses the impacts of the agricultural policies of rich countries on poverty in developing countries. A central message of this research is that, because of the diversity both within and among developing countries, the extent to which rich-country support policies translate into lower incomes in poor countries varies on a country-by country basis. Many least-developed countries, especially in Africa, are net importers of food. As net food importers, they may be hurt by higher commodity prices.

Keywords

developing countries, policy, income, export, trade liberalization

Citation

Zwane, Alix Peterson and Margaret McMillan. "OECD Support for Agriculture: Has it Historically Harmed Poor Countries?" ARE Update 10(1)(2006):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2006/10/1/oecd-support-for-agricult/