Advanced Training in Agricultural Economics & Environment - Agricultural Trade and Policy
OCP Policy Center, Rabat.
The course examines:
• The Ways in which opening to trade can help raise incomes in both importing and exporting countries;
• The policy approaches used by developing country policy makers to manage and regulate agricultural trade;
• The use of protection to raise domestic output, and reduce domestic consumption, and policies to reduce the cost of food to urban consumers;
• The use of variable rates of protection to stabilize domestic prices relative to world market prices in individual countries;
• The collective action problems resulting from use of trade policies to raise and stabilize domestic prices.
An understanding of the role of trade policy in raising incomes and achieving food security, and the potential role of trade agreements in managing the collective action problems that bedevil trade in agricultural products.Keep me informed
Will Martin is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. He is also President of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. He trained in economics and agricultural economics at the University of Queensland, the Australian National University and Iowa State University and worked at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics; the Australian National University and the Development Research Group of the World Bank before joining International Food FPRI in 2015.