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FPJ0901 - Cordier, J, What is the impact of the G20 2011 on agricultural prices volatility, the declared source of global food insecurity?

Cordier, J, What is the impact of the G20 2011 on agricultural prices volatility, the declared source of global food insecurity?, Farm Policy Journal Vol9 No4 pp 35-45, Australian Farm Institute, Sydney

We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Cannes on 3–4 November 2011. [...] Today, we reaffirm our commitment to work together and we have taken decisions to reinvigorate economic growth, create jobs, ensure financial stability, promote social inclusion and make globalization serve the needs of the people. (G8-G20 2011) After this preamble, the official declaration of the Heads of State introduces the topics for discussion and recommendation on world food security: – to address the volatility of commodity prices and promote agricultural – to avoid the use of protectionism and strengthen the multilateral trading system – to address the challenges of development. In general, the text strongly associates global food security and agricultural price volatility, with many references to the Action Plan defined by the Agriculture Ministers at the Agricultural G20 earlier in June 2011, in Paris (MAAPRA 2011). This paper addresses these statements in depth and answers the following questions: What impact can be expected from these general recommendations as well as announced proposals? What are the implications for agricultural producers in developed and developing countries? What are the likely impacts on consumers? What are the impacts for producing and importing countries?

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Farm Policy Journal - Vol 8 No 3 2011 Spring - Full Journal - A private future for food and fibre quality

Farm Policy Journal, Vol. 8, Number 3, Spring 2011, A private future for food and fibre quality, Australian Farm Institute, 76 pp

ISSN: 1449-2210 (print), 1449-8812 (online) 

Historically, public authorities specified safety and quality standards for agricultural products, and provided reassurance to consumers that products were safe. Increasing consumer demands and the rise of food and fibre brands, and retailer brands have led to the development of private quality and safety standards. These private standards are a form of risk management for food and fibre brands, and retailers; but also create barriers to entry and exit for farmers supplying these brands and retailers. The Spring 2011 Farm Policy Journal sheds light on the pros and cons for the farming sector of these new trends – analysing impacts on domestic and international trade and economics. The Journal also provides useful tools for upgrading your knowledge of this topic, including a lexicon, and case studies from China and South-East Asia.

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