Jonathan Hepburn

Senior Programme Manager, Agriculture

Jonathan HEPBURN is the Senior Programme Manager, Agriculture at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva. He joined ICTSD in 2006, where he is responsible for the organisation's work on how farm trade policy and rules affect food security, equity and the environment. He has previously worked on development financing as Oxfam International’s representative to the World Bank and IMF in Washington, D.C.; and on trade, development and human rights issues with the Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva. He has written on a range of public policy and trade issues, including on development financing, intellectual property rules, climate change, and food, agriculture and biodiversity.

Books edited:

Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: Which Policies for Trade and Markets?

Eds. Hepburn, J., and Bellmann, C, (2018). ICTSD, Geneva.

 

Evaluating Nairobi: What Does the Outcome Mean for Trade in Food and Farm Goods”.

Eds. Hepburn, J., and Bellmann, C. (2016). ICTSD, Geneva.

 

Tackling Agriculture in the Post-Bali Context: A Collection of Short Essays”.

Eds. Meléndez-Ortiz, R., Bellmann, C., and Hepburn, J. (2014). ICTSD, Geneva.

 

Agricultural Subsidies in the WTO Green Box:Ensuring Coherence with Sustainable Development Goals”.

Meléndez-Ortiz, R., Bellmann, C., and Hepburn, J. (2009). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

 

Chapters in books and academic journals

 

“How Can the G20 Support Trade’s Contribution to a Sustainable Food Future?”

In “How the G20 Can Help Sustainably Reshape the Global Trade System: A Compilation of Analysis”. ICTSD, 2018

 

“The decline of commodity prices and global agricultural trade negotiations: a game changer?”. 

By Bellmann, C, and Hepburn, J. In "International Development Policy", Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.

 

“Options for WTO Negotiations on Agricultural Domestic Support”. By Bellmann, C and Hepburn, J (2017).

InAgricultural Trade Interests and Challenges at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires”, eds. Piñeiro and Piñeiro.

 

Export Competition Issues After Nairobi”. By Diaz-Bonilla, E., and Hepburn, J, (2016).

In Evaluating Nairobi: What Does the Outcome Mean for Trade in Food and Farm Goods”. ICTSD, Geneva.

 

The Future of Green Box Measures”. By Hepburn, J, and Bellmann, C, (2014).

In “Tackling Agriculture in the Post-Bali Context: A Collection of Short Essays”. ICTSD, Geneva.

 

“Food security and the multilateral trading system”. Hepburn, J, (2012).

In “The Future and the WTO: Confronting the Challenges”. ICTSD, Geneva.

 

"The Challenges Facing the Multilateral Trading System in Addressing Global Public Policy Objectives".

With Bellmann, C, and Wilke, M. In "International Development Policy", Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. (Also published in French).

 

Advancing sustainable development in global trade and multilateral negotiations”.

With Bellmann, C, and Abdel Latif, A. In “International Development Policy”. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. (Also published in French).

 

Doha Round negotiations on the green box, and beyond”. Hepburn, J, and Bellmann, C, (2009).

In Agricultural Subsidies in the WTO Green Box, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

 

“Climate Change and Trade: Key Challenges and Options for Agriculture in Small Developing Countries”.

With Gueye, M.K, Sugathan, M. and Chamay, M. (2009). In Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World. UNEP, Geneva.

 

Other research and analysis:

Achieving Progress in Multilateral Trade Negotiations on Agriculture"

ICTSD policy brief (2018). ICTSD, Geneva. (Also published in French, Spanish and Chinese

 

""How Can the Argentinian G20 Presidency Support Trade's Contribution to a Sustainable Trade Future?"

ICTSD policy brief. (2018). ICTSD, Geneva.

 

"What Could WTO Talks on Agricultural Domestic Support Mean for Least Developed Countries?" 

With Bellmann, C, (2017). ICTSD, Geneva.

 

Negotiating Global Rules on Agricultural Domestic Support 

With Bellmann, C, (2017). ICTSD, Geneva.

 

Public Stockholding for Food Security Purposes : Options for a Permanent Solution

With Bellmann, C, Eckei, J, and Ibañez, A. (2016). ICTSD, Geneva.

 

"Trade, Food Security and the 2030 Agenda".

With Díaz-Bonilla, E (2016). ICTSD, Geneva.

 

"G-33 Proposal: Early Agreement on Elements of the Draft Doha Accord to Address Food Security".

With Bellmann, C, Morrison, J and Krivonos, E, (2013). ICTSD/FAO information note, September 2013. ICTSD, Geneva.

 

"Tackling Perverse Subsidies in Agriculture, Fisheries and Energy".

With Bellmann, C, Sugathan, M, and Monkelbaan, J, (2012). ICTSD information note, June 2012. ICTSD, Geneva.

 

Climate change and trade on the road to Copenhagen”.

With Gueye, M.K, Sell, M, Sugathan, M, Oliva, M. J, Biswas, T, and Chamay, M, (2008). ICTSD, Geneva.

 

International trade rules, agricultural production and trade patterns”.

In “Trade and Sustainable Land Management in Drylands”. ICTSD, Geneva.

 

“Promoting sustainable land management through trade”. 

With Chamay, Kamal, Sugathan, Canigiani, (2007). ICTSD / Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

 

Beyond HIPC: debt cancellation and the Millennium Development Goals”. 

Briefing paper, 2005. Oxfam International. Oxford, UK.

 

Patents, trade and health; Patents, trade and food; and Patents, trade and development”. (with G. Tansey).

Series of briefing papers (2004). Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva.

 

Negotiating intellectual property:Mandates and options in the Doha Work Programme”.

QUNO Occasional Paper, 2002. Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva.

 

What did developing countries get in Doha?

With Grace, B, (2001).Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva.

 

Shorter analytical articles:

“Overcoming malnutrition: Why policies on trade matter”

In Bridges Africa, Vol. 5, No. 8, 18 Oct 2016. (Also published by ICTSD in French and Spanish).

 

Evaluating agriculture in the Nairobi package”. 

In Bridges Africa, Vol. 5, No. 2, 10 Mar 2016. (Also published by ICTSD in French, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian).

 

How can LDCs best advance food security and rural development at Nairobi and beyond?”. 

In Bridges Africa, Vol. 4, No. 9. 11 November 2015. (Also published by ICTSD in French).

 

“Can the EU's CAP help markets function better, and also improve food security?

Blog post for the E-15 initiative, August 2015.

 

Negotiations on agriculture: the challenge of updating global trade rules”.

With Bellmann, C. Bridges Africa, Vol. 4, No.4. May 2015. (Also published by ICTSD in French).

 

“WTO Rules: How Could the G-33 Proposal Affect Food Security?”

With Bellmann, C. In GREAT Insights, Vol. 2 Issue 8, Nov 2013. (Also published by ICTSD in French).

 

“Farm policy reforms: what might they mean for the WTO?”.

Post on blog “ICTSD on the go”, 30 Sept 2013.

 

“Farm trade at Rio+20: Towards “the future we want”?”. 

In Bridges Trade BioRes Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, June 2012.

 

Biodiversity: why do farm trade policies matter?”

In Bridges Trade BioRes Review, Vol. 4, No. 3, Oct 2010.

 

What trade policy framework to address food insecurity?”.

With Bartel, C, (2008). ATDF Journal Vol. 5, Issue 1 / 2, October 2008. African Technology Development Forum, Geneva.

 

Sensitive and special products. Trade liberalisation: opt-outs for farm products?

In 'Trade Negotiations Insights', Vol. 6, No. 6, October 2007. ICTSD, Geneva, and ECDPM, Maastricht.

 

WTO Farm Subsidy Talks”.

With Bellmann, C. In IPS-GSI subsidy e-newsletter, 24 Aug 2007.

 

Green box subsidies: promoting sustainable development?”.

In 'Bridges Monthly', Vol.. 11, No. 4, June-July 2007.

 

Sustainable land management and trade: are they compatible?

In Bridges Trade BioRes, Vol. 7, No. 3, 16 Feb 2007.

 

“Special products in agriculture: some empirical evidence”.

With Bellmann, C. and Bartel, C. In Bridges Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 3, May 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

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