The rising concern over global food price volatility has put agriculture at the centre of international cooperation. But unlike the 1950s, when food aid became a major tool in international food policy, modern interactions among states are being redefined by globalization and the associated knowledge flows. The interactions are part of a field that can be loosely referred to as agricultural diplomacy. Much of the work on agricultural diplomacy will build on the historical experiences of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Juma, Calestous. "Seeding Diplomacy." Public Service Review, September 2011.