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NEW ISSUES IN AGRICULTURAL, FOOD AND BIOENERGY TRADE

Objective

International trade reflects complex dynamic processes driven by demographic, socio-economic, technological and political changes. Therefore, future evolution of world markets is highly uncertain. The project builds on past research but emphasizes issues usually overlooked by standard assessments of trade liberalization such as: • the impact of demand from energy markets which could affect agriculture and reverse the decline of real farm product prices; • the demographic changes, which in some developing and transition countries modify the demand for food, especially that for industrial food processing; • the concentration of firms in many global markets, which could modify the expected size and distribution of gains from trade liberalization among stakeholders; • the impact of trade liberalization on price volatility, which is a key concern but remains to be thoroughly evaluated; • the growing importance of sanitary and technical measures and their potential impact on food security, health issues, and trade. AGFOODTRADE helps answer the following questions: what are major trends and driving forces affecting world trade? What is their impact and how should trade policies deal with these processes in the future? A set of scenarios will be: a) assessed by analysing trends of a selection of indicators; b) quantified by a large scale dynamic general equilibrium model, a spatial trade model and a model of the EU farm sector; and c) tested in five case study countries. The project will provide information, expertise, and operational instruments to policymakers involved in trade negotiations, and agricultural policy design. Project outcomes – databases and trade methodologies – will have a strong foundation in policy realities thanks to the involvement of stakeholders. The quantitative instruments will ensure a forward-looking assessment of future agreements, including their effects on EU27 trade and the CAP, and answer the Commission's need for quantitative simulations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/globalization
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 809 284
Administrative Contact
Sylvie La Mantia (Ms.)

Participants (12)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 354 762
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL MOLISE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 218 112
Address
Via De Sanctis Ioc. Vazzieri
86100 Campobasso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ottavio Cirnelli (Mr.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 217 079
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alandeirdre Savage (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - IFPRI
United States
EU contribution
€ 363 873
Address
2033 K Street, Nw
20006 Washington, Dc
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antoine Bouet (Dr.)
WYZSZA SZKOLA EKONOMICZNA W BIALYMSTOKU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 34 873
Address
Ulica Choroszczanska 31
15732 Bialystok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zbigniew Ejsmont (Dr.)
INSTITUT SENEGALAIS DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 100 394
Address
Route Des Hydrocarbures Bel Air
3120 Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sitapha Mane (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 186 192
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Asuncion Rubiralta Casas (Ms.)
CENTRE D'INFORMATION ET DE RECHERCHE SUR L'ECONOMIE MONDIALE

Participation ended

France
Address
Rue Georges Pitard 9
75740 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laurence Nayman (Ms.)
SLOVENSKA POLNOHOSPODARSKA UNIVERZITA V NITRE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 89 648
Address
Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2
949 76 Nitra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgetta Palšová (Ms.)
ABSISKEY CP
France
EU contribution
€ 96 003
Address
Rue Colonel Dumont 26
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emmanuel Muhr (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 304
Address
Via Pietro Bucci 7/11/B
87036 Arcavacata Di Rende
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Broccolo (Ms.)
CENTRE D'ETUDES PROSPECTIVES ET D'INFORMATIONS INTERNATIONALES
France
EU contribution
€ 260 954
Address
Rue Georges Pitard 9
75740 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederique Abiven (Ms.)