ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Uruguay Round and Global Food Security

M H Suryanarayana The article deals with the salient features of the Uruguay Round of GATT and their implications for global food security. The various provisions and exemptions provided for in the Uruguay Round leave enough scope for distorted markets to persist and hence the expected macro gains may not materialise. The article argues, with reference to empirical studies on Asia and Africa, that questions relating to food insecurity can be dealt by effective targeted efforts ensuring food security at the regional as well as household levels.

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