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Since the Second World War, and especially in the last three decades, the global trade of goods has rapidly increased. Every country in the world is dependent, to a greater or lesser extent, on trade to fulfil its overall food needs. Examination of the networks of trade in the major commodities reveals multifaceted interdependencies, with production concentrated in a handful of countries exporting to many, some of which in turn export it onwards.
- International trade and food security: conceptual discussion, WTO and the case of China
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- Food security and international trade: The Norwegian case
- Food Security and International Trade
International trade and food security: conceptual discussion, WTO and the case of China
Although food security has long been recognized as a universal human right, million people worldwide remained undernourished in In addition, the number of hungry people around the world increased by 38 million between and , marking a reversal in the trend of falling hunger seen over the past 20 years. This calls for enhanced international cooperation on a multilateral scale. Historically, international trade has helped reduce food insecurity by connecting regions with limited agricultural potential and large populations to regions with comparative advantages in agriculture. It has also provided consumers access to a more diversified and nutritious food basket.
International trade has the potential to significantly affect food security outcomes. Changing production and consumption patterns that result from increased international trade flows affect income levels and income distribution, which are the fundamental determinants of food security. The debate over the role of international trade in food security is often framed as a debate over the ethics of international trade; such a framework misdirects the debate onto an unproductive path. There is almost universal agreement on the objective of universal food security, and there is very little gray area in the ethics surrounding this objective. These effects are complex and difficult to identify, however, and most studies do not provide conclusive Skip to main content Skip to table of contents.
Food security  is a measure of the availability of food and individuals' ability to access it. There is evidence of food security being a concern many thousands of years ago, with central authorities in ancient China and ancient Egypt being known to release food from storage in times of famine. At the World Food Conference the term "food security" was defined with an emphasis on supply; food security is defined as the "availability at all times of adequate, nourishing, diverse, balanced and moderate world food supplies of basic foodstuffs to sustain a steady expansion of food consumption and to offset fluctuations in production and prices". The final report of the World Food Summit states that food security "exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Household food security exists when all members, at all times, have access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In the years —, an estimated million people were suffering from chronic hunger. The World Summit on Food Security declared that "food should not be used as an instrument for political and economic pressure".
The process of food production and distribution has grown into a global corporate system in recent years. This has caused significant impacts on sustainability on an international scale, particularly for developing nations. Establishing Food Security and Alternatives to International Trade in Emerging Economies is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on agricultural trade relations and trade liberalization in the context of developing countries. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as crop productivity, rural development, and value-added agriculture, this book is ideally designed for academics, researchers, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the current state of global food markets. Buy Hardcover. Add to Cart.
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Food security and international trade: The Norwegian case
This article examines the implications of the linkage between two international regimes for food security. The WTO food trade regime influences Members' trade policies affecting food-related entitlements and may thus have an impact on food security, while the changing trade environment has undermined the traditional role of the world food aid regime in food security. Many developing countries, especially least developed and net food-importing countries may face more food difficulties than before, at least in the short term. It appears that different international regimes could produce incoherent effects on food security, even if they neither contain conflicting rules nor impose competing obligations on member States. The major reason for this situation maybe lies in the fact that food security is a complex issue involved with various factors and that a certain international regime designed to achieve a specific objective sometimes does not take into account all of these factors.
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Food Security and International Trade
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the concept and measurements of food security under the framework of The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, explores the link between international trade and food security with an empirical investigation into the case of China, and draw policy implications in the context of WTO. The authors find that international trade indeed leads China to increase its dependence on food imports, namely, it negatively affects the food security in China. Owing to the importance of food security under multilateral trade system, this paper then briefly analyzes two relevant topics of Doha Round negotiation, i. It is proposed that WTO members should support the food self-sufficiency endeavors of developing countries and appropriately exempt them from rigid discipline of domestic support and market access.
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