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Hungry for Trade How the Poor Pay for Free Trade by John Madeley
  

Hungry for Trade How the Poor Pay for Free Trade

Synopsis

Hungry for Trade How the Poor Pay for Free Trade by John Madeley

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? How can countries - North and South, rich and poor - protect their farmers? How can self-sufficiency in food production be achieved? His book exposes the contradiction between Western governments' rhetoric about reducing world poverty and the drive to yet more trade liberalization.

Reviews

'A timely and important resource for the growing debate on trade and agriculture and the review of the WTO rules that promote trade at the cost of livelihood and food security. John Madeley combines the perspectives of people in the south and north to create another agenda for food based on justice and human rights.'
Vandana Shiva



'A unique overview of how new trade rules governing intellectual property rights and agriculture have damaged the sector most vital to developing countries'
future

.
Sophia Murphy, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis



'For years, rich and poor citizens have been told that so-called free trade is the answer to their food needs. John Madeley's book is a marvellous riposte.'
Tim Lang Thames Valley University



'John Madeley has spent his life advocating the cause of farmers in the poorer countries?. His ability to research complex issues and explain in simple terms how they are damaging the poor is astounding.'
John Montagu, Earl of Sandwich

About the Author

John Madeley has been a writer and broadcaster specialising in Third World development and environmental issues for the past twenty years. From 1983 to 1998, he was Editor of the renowned magazine, International Agricultural Development. A contributor to leading British papers including the Observer, the Financial Times and the Independent on Sunday, he has also written for many NGOs including Christian Aid, the Panos Institute, and the Catholic Institute for International Relations. He is the author of several books: * When Aid is No Help: How Projects Fail and How They Could Succeed * Trade and the Poor: The Impact of International Trade on Developing Countries * Land is Life: Land Reform and Sustainable Agriculture (co-editor) * Big Business, Poor Peoples: The Impact of Transnational Corporations on the World's Poor.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2000

Author

John Madeley

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Publisher

Zed Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories


Agriculture & related industries
Development studies
Globalization

ISBN

9781856498654

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