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Should Zambia ban food imports?
This BBC clip looks at Zambian economy's dilemma: the government wanted to protect its farmers and imposed restrictions on the import of foreign-produced fruit and vegetables. However, this contravenes international law and thus the restrictions have been repealed, to the detriment of farmers.
It shows how protectionism is a vexed issue - how it benefits a small, narrowly defined group but at the expense of a broader constituency who might be faced with price increases.