'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
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Developing world: a collective term used to describe the world’s developing counties: countries where average income is very low and most of the population is considered very poor. Other terms used include low-income countries, majority world, the South or the Third World.

Dumping: when a country or countries sell their unwanted surplus produce at a price below the cost of producing it. This is unfair to farmers in the countries which buy it.

Exports: to sell goods or services to a buyer outside your country.

Imports: goods and services that one country buys from other countries.

Subsidy, subsidised, subsidising: a subsidy is a payment, generally by the government, to a producer, e.g. farmer to encourage its production. This in effect makes the product cheaper to grow or produce and it can therefore be sold cheaper to buyers and consumers. This means that in many poor countries it becomes cheaper to buy imported food than buy it from local farmers. This in turn puts local farmers out of business.

Livelihoods:  the way that people make their living and have reliable and permanent sources of food, income, and employment. Trade has a big impact on people’s livelihood. Over two thirds of the three billion people living in poverty rely on small-scale agriculture for their food and wages. Trade rules and subsidies which benefit rich countries destroy the livelihoods of the poor.

Tariff: a tax placed on an imported good or service.

Quota: a limit to the number of imports of a particular kind that a country will accept