Agriculture trade and COVID-19: trade barriers, food security and WTO reform
The pandemic and its containment measures placed unprecedented stress on agriculture trade and raised the specter of a global food crisis. After the initial fears, how has COVID-19 affected the food system? Have food supply chains shown resilience? How can an open and predictable trade system support food security? Will massive support programs put in place to address the economic dimensions of the pandemic distort agricultural markets and what to do about them? Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:
Anabel González, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
• Joe Glauber, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute; former Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the WTO.
• Sherman Robinson, Nonresident Senior Fellow, PIIE; Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute.