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Giving and Taking on Developing World Agriculture

I suppose it’s nice to see the G-8 agreeing to a $20 billion plan to boost agriculture in the developing world. But this is the very same G-8 whose agricultural protectionist policies do so much to hurt agriculture in the developing world. It seems to me that adjusting our approach to trade in these goods really ought to be the first priority in terms of helping poor countries’ farmers.

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