Food production is a complex and varied set of activities, both agricultural and non-agricultural, involving an increasing number of sectors and actors that influence the way food is produced, processed, distributed and consumed.
In this framework, new dimensions have been revealed to consider when producing, marketing and exporting food. Among them, stands out the impact of agri-food systems on the environment and the well-being of farmers, as well as concerns about the safety and nutritional quality of food, among others. Many of these new concerns are being explicitly included in trade agreements.
This poses new challenges for global agri-food systems in an attempt to respond to these trends. In particular, the speed and magnitude of the changes particularly challenge developing countries that need to place their agri-food surpluses in external markets.
In line with this, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), under its research agenda proposes a series of papers that will be prepared analyzing the main challenges faced by national agri-food systems in the South American southern cone countries in relation to international food trade to improve international governance.
IFPRI is seeking a qualified consultant to analyze and write a paper about the new dimensions associated of agri-food systems in trade agreements: a practical analysis.In some cases, growing concerns about agri-food systems and their impact on the environment have been incorporated into recent bilateral agreements. In this paper a sample of trade agreements in the region will be analyzed in order to identify and highlight the issues that have been incorporated into them, dimensioning their scope and the challenges they represent for the countries of the Region
Scope of work
Required qualificationsof the consultant / surveyteam leader
Application Deadline: December 7, 2021