quarta-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2007

Fome e proteccionismo

New Working Paper: The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry: An Analysis of Food Protectionism in Hungry Agrarian Countries, by Leo Adrianus (University of Buffalo)

"This paper seeks to address the paradoxical issue of food protectionism in hungry agrarian countries. By comparing the geography of world food tariffs with that of world hunger, we can see that food tariffs are generally higher in countries plagued by chronic hunger than in their richer neighbors. This apparent contradiction is often justified by developing country governments using the popular rhetoric of food sovereignty and rural development.(...)"

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