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This report features the work of five distinguished specialists in agricultural economics. Shenggen Fan from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) begins with an examination of trends in global food security. Fan’s chapter is followed by analysis by Piñeiro and Myers of the various domestic agricultural policies adopted by independent countries during and following the global food crisis in 2008. Carlos Pérez del Castillo of GPS then recommends a trade policy agenda to remedy food shortages and related challenges. Finally, Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, president of the Geneva-based International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), looks at the challenges and opportunities of trade-related solutions to global food insecurity.

Grupo de Paises Productores del Sur represents a network of private sector institutions from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Under the leadership of GPS, representatives of these four countries seek common policy solutions to the world’s mounting food security challenges.

The Inter-American Dialogue is the leading US center for policy analysis, exchange, and communication on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs. The Dialogue’s China and Latin America Program engages and informs academics, policymakers and private sector leaders in China, Latin America, and the United States on evolving themes in China-Latin America relations.

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  • Published: 2015