Workpackage 11

EU policies in support of Food and Nutrition Security

This work package identifies pathways for more coherent and effective EU policies in the area of trade, agriculture, energy, climate and environmental policies and macroeconomic stabilization so they can promote FNS.

Research set-up and objectives
The aims are to: a) propose reforms of the EU trade policy so make them more effective in terms of alleviating hunger and food insecurity.  b) Identify how EU policies on agriculture, bioenergy, climate-change mitigation and biodiversity could better serve food security. A special focus will be on re-assessing the impact of the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) and biofuel policies on food availability and food prices. c) Provide guidelines for political actions in the field of food security at the multilateral level. This research implies analyzing the role of (global) governance of food security and the issue of foreign land acquisition in developing countries.

Research approach
The work will combine econometric analyses to identify the nature of relationships between variable of interest with a variety of modeling techniques, to assess the consequences of policy measures.

A toolbox for analyzing the impact of EU trade policies on global FNS.

Sébastien Jean, sebastien.jean(at), INRA and CEPII. 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 290693