Trade and Environment Briefings: Sustainable Agriculture - Policy Brief 3

United Nations Environment Programme ; International Trade Center (ITC) ; International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (2012-06)

For many developing countries, trade in agricultural products is one of the most important sources of livelihoods and economic growth. Trade patterns and policies often drive changes in agricultural practices, which is particularly important in developing countries given the link between agricultural production, rural development and poverty alleviation. Agricultural trade is also highly regulated to ensure the sector’s important role in food security, safety and quality of products and other domestic interests.

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