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Documentation for the COVID-19 food trade policy tracker: Tracking government responses affecting global food markets during the COVID-19 crisis

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http://ebrary.ifpri.org/utils/getfile/collection/p15738coll2/id/133711/filename/133921.pdf
Publication date
29/04/2020
Number of Pages
16
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Working Papers & Briefs
Focus Region:
Global
Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Market / Trade
Institutions / Organizations
Author
David Laborde; Abdullah Mamun; Marie Parent
Organization
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

ABSTRACT

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, some governments have implemented export restrictions and other trade policy measures to secure their food supply. This behavior can increase global food prices, with consequences including the exacerbation of hunger and income losses for producers in export-restricting countries.

Intergovernmental organizations and other actors need current information on food trade policy to curb detrimental reactive policy and enable cooperation. To address this need, we provide the COVID-19 Food Trade Policy Tracker.

Gathering data from sources including the media, national governments, expert input, the OECD, and the IMF, we provide up-to-date information on food trade policies implemented during the COVID-19 crisis and the likely magnitude of their effects