Economic and Social Impacts of Food Self-Reliance in the Caribbean - Dorodnykh, Ekaterina
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This book provides a multilayered analysis of food import dependency and its impact on food security in the Caribbean region. The study analyses the main impact of trade liberalization in the Caribbean within the WTO framework and main policy mechanisms to support domestic food production in order to reduce food import dependency. Moreover, the author evaluates economic and social benefits of food self-sufficiency as a strategy aimed to improve domestic food production by increased availability of locally produced food products.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book provides a multilayered analysis of food import dependency and its impact on food security in the Caribbean region. The study analyses the main impact of trade liberalization in the Caribbean within the WTO framework and main policy mechanisms to support domestic food production in order to reduce food import dependency. Moreover, the author evaluates economic and social benefits of food self-sufficiency as a strategy aimed to improve domestic food production by increased availability of locally produced food products.

Autorenporträt
Ekaterina Dorodnykh is member of the Caribbean Agro-Economic Society. She previously worked as Agricultural Economist in the Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction
2. Trade Liberalization and Food Import Dependency
3. Import Dependency and Food and Nutritional Security in the Caribbean
3.1 Food Availability 3.2 Food Access 3.3 Food Utilization 3.4 Food Stability 3.5 Main Conclusions
4. Economic and Social Benefits of Increased Food Self-Reliance
4.1 Food Self-Reliance vs. Food Self-Sufficiency 4.2 Main Strategies and Approaches to Revitalize the Agricultural Sector in the Caribbean 4.3 Advantages of Increased Food Self-Reliance in the Caribbean 4.4 Disadvantages of Increased Food Self-Reliance in the Caribbean 4.5 Main Conclusions
5. Viability of Food Self-Reliance Strategy within the WTO Framework
5.1 Caribbean Agriculture under the WTO Rules 5.2 Outcomes of the Uruguay Round 5.3 Negotiations during the Doha Round 5.4 Beyond the Doha Round 5.5 Main Conclusions
6. Research Design and Methods
6.1 Study Sample 6.2 Sources of Data 6.3 Research Methodology
7. Empirical Analysis
7.1 Macroeconomic and Social Overview 7.2 Food Import Analysis 7.3 Food Supply Analysis 7.4 Food Import Coverage Indicator 7.5 Food Imports and Public Debt 7.6 Food Import Dependency and Food Self-Sufficiency Ratio 7.7 Revealed Comparative Advantage Index 7.8 Multiplier Effect
8. Policies and Strategies for Food Self-Reliance
9. Conclusions and Recommendations