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Title:'Aid for Trade' and African agriculture: the bittersweet case of Swazi sugar
Authors:Richardson-Ngwenya, Pamela
Richardson, BenISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 1740-1720)
Volume:41
Issue:140
Pages:201-215
Language:English
Geographic term:Swaziland - Eswatini
Subjects:sugar
international trade
trade policy
financial aid
rural development
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03056244.2013.872616
Abstract:In 2006, the European Union reformed its sugar regime, reducing the price for sugar by 36 percent. To cushion the impact on traditional overseas suppliers, an 'Aid for Trade' programme called the Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol countries (AMSP) was implemented. This article explores the impacts of the AMSP in Swaziland. The authors discuss emergent agrarian class differentiation and argue that the benefits experienced by farmers are jeopardized by ongoing processes of liberalization. The article concludes by suggesting that donors must consider market stabilization and corporate regulation if they are to make 'Aid for Trade' work for the poor. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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