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Hungry for trade : how the poor pay for free trade

By: Madeley, John

Part of the Global issues series
1856498654 / 9781856498654
Stock expected by 26/04/2021
United Kingdom
20 cm xii, 178 p.
postgraduate  Learn More research & professional undergraduate
Reprint. Originally published: 2000.
John Madeley is the author of "Big Business, Poor Peoples".

As the fallout from the Seattle meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) continues, John Madeley explores some key questions about the free trade that it advocates: will free trade in food help or hinder the abolition of world hunger?; who benefits first? the poor? or the transnational corporations?; will free trade help Third World farmers find new international markets?; or will the flood of cheap, subsidized food from the North eliminate them?; how can countries - North and South, rich and poor - protect their farmers?; and how can self-sufficiency in food production be achieved?

John Madeley shows that the food imports of many developing countries are rising sharply while their food exports to the industrial countries are not.

He exposes the contradictions between Western governments' rhetoric about reducing world poverty and the drive to yet more trade liberalization.


1QFG Developing countries, 1QFH Industrialized / developed countries, 3JM 21st century, GTF Development studies, JFFS Globalization, KCLT1 Trade agreements, KNAC Agriculture & related industries

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