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Regional developments

In: 2016 Global Food Policy Report


  • Badiane, Ousmane
  • Makombe, Tsitsi
  • Collins, Julia
  • Khouri, Nadim
  • Breisinger, Clemens
  • Akramov, Kamiljon T.
  • Park, Allen
  • Joshi, Pramod Kumar
  • Ahmed, Akhter U.
  • Davies, Stephen
  • Kumar, Anjani
  • Chen, Kevin Z.
  • Timmer, Peter
  • Chiang, Longwen
  • Díaz-Bonilla, Eugenio
  • Torero, Máximo


In addition to global events and food policy changes, 2015 also saw important developments with potentially wide repercussions in individual countries and regions. This chapter offers perspectives on major food policy developments across the major regions: Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The individual regional sections cover many critical topics: Facing climate risks and growing populations with regional cooperation and accountability in Africa; Growing refugee populations, food insecurity, and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa; Vulnerability to external shocks and falling remittances that increase Central Asia’s food insecurity; New policies for food safety, nutrition, and financial and social inclusion in South Asia; Expected impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in East Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean’s contribution to global food security and global environmental public goods

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  • Badiane, Ousmane & Makombe, Tsitsi & Collins, Julia & Khouri, Nadim & Breisinger, Clemens & Akramov, Kamiljon T. & Park, Allen & Joshi, Pramod Kumar & Ahmed, Akhter U. & Davies, Stephen & Kumar, Anjan, 2016. "Regional developments," IFPRI book chapters, in: 2016 Global Food Policy Report, chapter 9, pages 80-107, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifpric:9780896295827-09

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    1. Bordignon, Jacopo & Breisinger, Clemens, 2015. "Policy changes in times of crisis: Evidence from the Arab Spatial Policy Analyzer:," IFPRI discussion papers 1471, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    2. Hewitt, Joanna, 2008. "Impact evaluation of research by the International Food Policy Research Institute on agricultural trade liberalization, developing countries, and WTO's Doha negotiations:," Impact assessments 28, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    3. Winkel, Axel, 2012. "Wirtschaftspolitik in China und Indien im Vergleich," PIPE - Papers on International Political Economy 9/2012, Free University Berlin, Center for International Political Economy.
    4. World Bank, 2015. "Bulgaria Health Financing," World Bank Other Operational Studies 22964, The World Bank.


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