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Trade Liberalization and Food Security: The Case of Bolivia after the Structural Reforms of 1985
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This research shows the relationship between trade liberalization and food security for the Bolivian case. As a result of the severe economic crisis of the early-1980s, Bolivia adopted a series of market-oriented reforms in 1985. The reforms included the liberalization of the trade regime and the promotion of non-traditional exports. The trade liberalization had an important effect on the performance of cash crops, especially in the development of the soybeans industry. However, foodcrops did not have such a great dynamics. Vegetables and starchy roots declined in per capita terms and the increase in imports were not enough to compensate the decline. Trade reforms mostly favor a small group of large-scale farmers in the lowlands, who had historically been granted land in the region. In this sense, Bolivia’s involvement in a trade liberalization process was not reflected in an overall improvement of the country’s food security.

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2009. , 81 p.
Keyword [en]
Bolivia, food security, trade liberalization, economic reforms
National Category
Economic History Economics
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-36892OAI: diva2:290951
2009-08-28, Stockholm University, 00:00 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-08-30 Created: 2010-01-29 Last updated: 2010-08-30Bibliographically approved

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