Agricultural policies and food security. Samuel K.Gayi and Milasoa Cherel-Robson Special Unit on Commodities, UNCTAD. Course objectives. The linkages between agricultural policies and food security. Emerging challenges, opportunities and risks linked to biofuels.
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Samuel K.Gayi and Milasoa Cherel-Robson
Special Unit on Commodities, UNCTAD
Primary source of livehood for 64 % of the population in SSA.
34 % of the continent’s GDP.
40 % of the continent’s export earnings.
Good reasons for producing crops for biofuels include:
The risks that biofuels pose to food security include:
In the on-going Doha Round negotiations, developing countries have obtained: