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How Could Trade Policy Better Address Food System Shocks?

1 April 2021


This report examines how trade policy can help governments anticipate and respond to food system shocks while avoiding harm to producers and consumers in other countries. It also makes the case that major importing and exporting nations have a particular responsibility to help safeguard the stability of global food markets.


Jonathan Hepburn
Senior Policy Advisor

Carin Smaller
Director, Agriculture, Trade & Investment

Zakaria Zoundi
Project Officer, Tracking Progress


sustainable development goals trade climate change adaptation coronavirus (covid-19) food and agriculture

IISD, 2021