Trade in agriculture

Harry de Gorter
This trade brief examines the major issues important to developing countries in the area of agriculture and trade, and suggests reforms to maximise benefits from trade liberalisation. The following questions are discussed: Why is the Doha development agenda for agriculture so important? Why is a vibranta gricultural sector so crucial? What are the major policy interventions affecting trade in agriculture? What are the trade patterns in agriculture? How will trade liberalisation help? What is the current state of play in the trade negotiations? Finally, some words about Trade Related Technical Assistance and Capacity Building.