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Free Trade And Agricultural Diversification Canada And The United States

Free Trade And Agricultural Diversification Canada And The United States

Author: Andrew Schmitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

This book presents the results of a study undertaken by the Economic Council of Canada on the future of the Prairie grain economy in Canada. It deals with diversification of Prairie agriculture and how it was impacted by various policies, including the U. S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement.

A Violent Peace

A Violent Peace

Author: Andrew Schmitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Free Trade And Agricultural Diversification Canada And The United States

Free Trade And Agricultural Diversification Canada And The United States

Author: Andrew Schmitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/06/2019

This book presents the results of a study undertaken by the Economic Council of Canada on the future of the Prairie grain economy in Canada. It deals with diversification of Prairie agriculture and how it was impacted by various policies, including the U. S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement.

World Agricultural Trade

World Agricultural Trade

Author: Andrew Schmitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2019

Between 1961 and 1983, Turkish agriculture was subject to negative protection as a result of indirect measures, such as macroeconomic policies and industrial protection. Until the early 1980s, Turkey maintained an overvalued exchange rate, which served as an implicit tax on Turkish farmers. This policy was changed in 1982 when Turkey allowed its

World Agricultural Resources and Food Security International Food Security

World Agricultural Resources and Food Security International Food Security

Author: Andrew Schmitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2017

World agricultural resources will be altered by climate change which will require both public and private actions. Global agriculture is affected by invasive alien pest and disease species and by severe weather such as sea-level rise flooding and drought. Rising sea levels will increase salinity in coastal groundwater and the loss of coastal wetlands. Drought will increase the vulnerability of forest ecosystems due to decreased soil moisture and increased evapotranspiration. Many changes will be needed to maintain global food security. Climate change will affect food supply and demand, as well as prices. Research and development have the potential to impact both supply and demand, especially through the adoption of biotechnology. Researching plant and animal breeding for multiple disease resistance against pathogens of global relevance has great evolutionary potential. One such program is aquaculture. Another problem is land constraints as rural and urban areas compete for land. For rural food-insecure households, land competition means necessary changes in production practices. Research and development investments could substantially decelerate food prices to prevent hunger and deteriorating living standards in rural households worldwide. Increasing food security will mean establishing dietary guidelines that alleviate the negative health and economic outcomes associated with malnutrition. It is highly questionable to aggregate all food items based solely on calories per kilogram content when not all calories are equal in their effect on health. Food security also includes increasing diet diversity while decreasing food waste and loss. It is imperative that actions be taken for a food-secure future.

Food Security in an Uncertain World An International Perspective

Food Security in an Uncertain World An International Perspective

Author: Andrew Schmitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2015

International trade agreements are central to food security. The links between trade and the four dimensions in food security (availability, access, utilization, and stability) are examined. Freer trade in agricultural products provides additional food security. This is bolstered by factors such as increasing the use of GMOs, reducing food waste, and increasing investment in research and development. Also important is the ability of poor people to obtain food in the presence of transportation bottlenecks. Since low-income households spend most of their money on food, policy makers need to be aware of the harm caused by high and volatile food prices. Thus, food security and poverty are very much linked. We provide an understanding of the meaning and measurement of food security and the impacts of government policies in poverty alleviation. In terms of investment in research and development, even with increased productivity, problems attached to food security will remain unless there are significant changes in global income distribution. Global food shortages are due more to the lack of purchasing power rather than lack of food supplies, with the food gap continuing to widen.

Privatization of Agriculture in New Market Economies: Lessons from Bulgaria

Privatization of Agriculture in New Market Economies: Lessons from Bulgaria

Author: Andrew Schmitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2012

The idea for this book began in Sofia, Bulgaria in September, 1992 when we met to plot a course for our University Affiliations project which had been recently funded by the U.S. Infonnation Agency. We believed that worldng on the book would provide valuable learning experiences for all the cooperators, and that the book itself would make a useful contribution to understanding the economic transition process and its policy implications. We recognized that a project of this nature would require the skills and knowledge of many people. To those 34 additional contributors to this volume, and to the many other friends, colleagues, and experts who gave generous advice, we give our sincerest thanks. We also acknowledge with thanks the support of several organizations to a reality. Much of the that transfonned this book from an idea research reported here was a major part of an educational project funded by the University Affiliations Program of the U.S. Information Agency. The project linked the University of California, Berkeley, Wye College of London University, and the Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia, in a cooperative effort to improve the quality of policy analysis. The research provided hands-on experience necessary for effective teaching in this area.

Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness and Rent-Seeking Behaviour

Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness and Rent-Seeking Behaviour

Author: Andrew Schmitz, Charles B. Moss, Troy G. Schmitz, Hartley Furtan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2010

The second edition of the groundbreaking Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behaviour expands upon its original analysis of the economic policies that affect agriculture and agribusiness. Widening their lens to include information on the European Union, the authors continue to emphasize the role of farmers and agribusiness in the formation of policy, exploring the issues from both economic and historical perspectives. More theoretical than the first volume in its discussions of welfare economics and the theory of public choice, the second edition also addresses the broad significance of agricultural policies such as biofuels, nutrition, multifunctionality, genetically modified organisms, and multinational firms. The authors maintain and expand the empirical content to provide more practical examples suited to teaching and analyse specific problems including price and income stabilization, science policy, environmental policy, and food quality and safety.

Privatization of Agriculture in New Market Economies: Lessons from Bulgaria

Privatization of Agriculture in New Market Economies: Lessons from Bulgaria

Author: Andrew Schmitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/1994

The idea for this book began in Sofia, Bulgaria in September, 1992 when we met to plot a course for our University Affiliations project which had been recently funded by the U.S. Infonnation Agency. We believed that worldng on the book would provide valuable learning experiences for all the cooperators, and that the book itself would make a useful contribution to understanding the economic transition process and its policy implications. We recognized that a project of this nature would require the skills and knowledge of many people. To those 34 additional contributors to this volume, and to the many other friends, colleagues, and experts who gave generous advice, we give our sincerest thanks. We also acknowledge with thanks the support of several organizations to a reality. Much of the that transfonned this book from an idea research reported here was a major part of an educational project funded by the University Affiliations Program of the U.S. Information Agency. The project linked the University of California, Berkeley, Wye College of London University, and the Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Sofia, in a cooperative effort to improve the quality of policy analysis. The research provided hands-on experience necessary for effective teaching in this area.