Topic outline

This course analyses trade policy design and implementation in the context of agricultural development and structural transformation.


This course is designed primarily for representatives from governments, for example ministries of agriculture, ministries of trade and commerce, ministries of economy and other entities responsible for the formulation and implementation of agricultural and trade policies and programmes. Private sector participants such as representatives of producer organizations or agro-industry as well as researchers interested in agricultural policy and trade analysis will also benefit from the course.

  • The different types of trade policy measures and their short – term and long – term implications for food security;
  • The considerations for designing and implementing trade policy measures from a food security perspective.

The course consists of 2 lessons of approximately 40-65 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 - Trade policy measures and agricultural development
  • Lesson 2 - Design and implementation of trade policy measures

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