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The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2018

Agricultural Trade, Climate Change and Food Security

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This edition of The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets focuses on the complex and underexplored intersection between agricultural trade, climate change and food security. The report makes an important contribution to the policy debates on climate change adaptation and mitigation under the Paris Agreement and the multilateral agricultural trade rules. The report discusses policies – both domestic support and trade measures – that can promote food security, adaptation and mitigation, and improve the livelihoods of family farmers around the world. Given both the slow- and rapid-onset impacts of climate change, policies that can significantly promote climate change adaptation and mitigation would benefit from deeper discussions in international fora on how to strengthen the mutually supportive role of trade rules and climate interventions.

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Acknowledgements

The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2018 (SOCO 2018) was prepared by a multidisciplinar y team of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) under the direction of Boubaker Ben-Belhassen, Director of FAO’s Trade and Markets Division (EST), and George Rapsomanikis, Senior Economist and Editor of SOCO 2018. Overall guidance was provided by Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director-General of the Economic and Social Development Department (ESD), and by the Economic and Social Development Department Management team.

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