Delivering on Doha: Farm Trade and the Poor

December 05, 2006
"How is it that a set of trade negotiations centered on agriculture has come to be viewed as a 'development round' is one of the eduring mysteries of the world trade regime. Kim Elliott has done us all a service with this sober analysis. Elliott strips away the hype and documents the uncertainties and complexities of the likely consequences for poor nations."

—Dani Rodrik, professor of international political economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

"[Delivering on Doha] opens to a broad audience the policy choices of today that will determine the character of the agricultural trade regime for a generation to come."

—David Orden, senior research fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

Agricultural market liberalization is essential in achieving a successful Doha Round agreement because these are the most protected markets remaining in most rich countries. But the implications for developing countries, especially the poorest, are more complex than the current debate suggests. In this volume Kimberly Ann Elliott, a joint senior fellow at CGD and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, examines the structure of agricultural support in rich countries and explores the challenges as well as opportunities that developing countries might face if the Doha Round succeeds in reforming OECD agriculture policies.

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