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Agro-Food Trade and Policy Issues in the Mediterranean Region


  • Michel Petit


The limited economic stakes involved in the current agricultural trade discussions and negotiations in the Mediterranean region hardly justify the political sensitivities they generate. As a result, agricultural trade conflicts lead to misconceptions, frustrations and taboos, which stand in the way of fuller agricultural collaboration between North and South in the region. This hampers common efforts in such domains as rural development, agricultural research and higher education as well as the efforts of the private sector, which could address important issues and yield high pay offs.

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  • Michel Petit, 2009. "Agro-Food Trade and Policy Issues in the Mediterranean Region," QA - Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, Associazione Rossi Doria, issue 3, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:rar:journl:0114

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    1. Charlotte Emlinger & Florence Jacquet & Emmanuelle Chevassus Lozza, 2008. "Tariffs and other trade costs: assessing obstacles to Mediterranean countries' access to EU-15 fruit and vegetable markets," European Review of Agricultural Economics, Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 35(4), pages 409-438, December.
    2. Charlotte EMLINGER & Florence JACQUET & Michel PETIT, 2006. "LES ENJEUX DE LA LIB ÉRALISATION AGRICOLE DANS LA ZONE MÉDITERRANÉENNECIHEAM-IAM de Montpellier, UMR Moisa," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 23, pages 41-72.
    3. Ravallion, Martin & Lokshin, Michael, 2004. "Gainers and losers from trade reform in Morocco," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3368, The World Bank.
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    International Relations; Agriculture in International Trade;

    JEL classification:

    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other
    • Q17 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agriculture in International Trade


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