With more and more emphasis being placed on trade liberalization, global agricultural markets are facing increasing interdependence. Commodities exchanges in particular are becoming more closely linked as traders draw on information generated both domestically and internationally.

In order for trade liberalization to be fair and effective, there must be a clear understanding of how these markets are linked so that regulation can be coordinated across countries. Appropriate regulation is key in preventing excessive price volatility and food insecurity.

Watch IFPRI researcher Manuel Hernandez discuss the level of interdependence and volatility transmission in major agricultural exchanges.

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