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Food sovereignty and agricultural trade policy commitments: How much leeway do West African nations have?

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  • Laroche Dupraz, C.
  • Postolle, A.

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The 2008 food crisis has challenged the political legitimacy and economic efficiency of the liberalization of international agricultural trade. An alternative vision defended by the food sovereignty movement is that long-term food security cannot rely on dependency on food imports, but must be built on the development of domestic production with enough barrier protection to shelter it from world price fluctuations and unfair trading.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Food Policy.

Volume (Year): 38 (2013)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 115-125

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jfpoli:v:38:y:2013:i:c:p:115-125

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Keywords: Food sovereignty; West Africa; Protection; Agricultural policy; WTO negotiations;

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