Ensuring policy space for all these countries to maintain prices for crops that are important to food security and rural livelihoods is essential. Agricultural policies in industrialized countries, including export subsidies, have reduced commodity prices and thus food import costs; however this has undermined the development of the agricultural sector in developing countries, and thus agriculture’s significant potential growth multiplier for the whole economy.
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From collection: IAASTD - International assessment of agricultural science and technology for development
IAASTD/Ketill Berger, UNEP/GRID-Arendal