Can Latin America Benefit from the U.S. and China Trade War?

Latin America

New theme release in AAEAs Choices Magazine

MILWAUKEE (PRWEB) September 23, 2019

With the current trade issues between the United States and China, where are other options for the two countries to import from?

In the new Choices Theme “The Agricultural Production Potential of Latin America: Implications for Global Food Supply and Trade”, the group of articles explore factors that have propelled and/or limited the agricultural and export sectors in the region and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

Guest editors of this theme, Elizabeth Canales from Mississippi State University, and Marco Palma from Texas A&M University say, “The increase in production of fruits and vegetables and increased exports from Latin America into the United States have benefited consumers with an increased availability of agricultural products year-round at affordable prices. As the region continues to grow and open to international trade, we may see changes in trade flows, particularly if trade diversion occurs due to trade disputes between the United States and China.”

Articles in this Theme:

  • Theme Overview: The Agricultural Production Potential of Latin America: Implications for Global Food Supply and Trade

Elizabeth Canales and Marco Palma

  • Brazil’s Agricultural Production and Its Potential as Global Food Supplier

Yuri Clements Daglia Calil and Luis Ribera

  • Agricultural Production Potential in Southern Cone: Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

Alvaro Durand-Morat

  • Mexico’s Agricultural Sector: Production Potential and Implications for Trade

Elizabeth Canales, Graciela Andrango, and Angelica Williams

  • The Andean Region: An Important and Growing U.S. Agricultural Trade Partner

Jaime Málaga, Jorge Jair Avila-Santamaría, and Carlos E. Carpio

  • Agricultural Production of Central America and the Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities

Felipe Peguero, Samuel Zapata, Luis Sandoval

If you are interested in speaking with the guest editors on the theme, please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

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