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dc.contributor.authorGayi, Samuel K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:28:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:28:03Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291908347en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63303-
dc.description.abstractThe paper examines the state of food security in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), based on an analysis of a selection of indicators of food security and nutritional wellbeing during the period 1990-2002 within the context of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. It argues that it may be advisable for those SSA countries with both static and dynamic comparative advantage in agriculture to pursue policies towards ‘food self-sufficiency’ as a means to attaining food security, considering their large rural farming population, at least until such time that international trade in agriculture is fully integrated into the WTO disciplines. This is particularly relevant in view of the fact that high agricultural protectionism in the north currently distorts price signals and thus the opportunity costs of allocating factors of production in these economies. The SSA countries that lack comparative advantage in agriculture may want to aim for a ‘food self-reliance’ strategy to attain food security.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUNU-WIDER |cHelsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) |x2006/60en_US
dc.subject.jelQ18en_US
dc.subject.jelN57en_US
dc.subject.jelF1en_US
dc.subject.jelF13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfood securityen_US
dc.subject.keywordWTO Agreement on Agricultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordSub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.subject.keywordspecial and differential treatmenten_US
dc.subject.stwNahrungsmittelversorgungen_US
dc.subject.stwAgraraußenhandelen_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsliberalisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwWTO-Regelnen_US
dc.subject.stwZentralafrikaen_US
dc.titleDoes the WTO agreement on agricultural endanger food security in Sub-Saharan Africa?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn514201541en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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