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Negotiations on food security in WTO

The next ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will take place in December, in Nairobi, Kenya. During the last ministerial meeting in Bali, in December 2013, agriculture was the hottest issue, especially concerning public food security programs in developing countries. The current negotiations seek to achieve a permanent agreement at the meeting in Kenya but some among the strongest rich countries go strongly against fair rules which best can benefit  people suffering from hunger and small scale farmers in developing countries. More than 100 organizations linked to the network Our World Is Not For Sale  expressed their deep concern on this issue in a letter addressed to the members of the WTO. South Centre in Geneva has made an analytical note about the issue and FAO published a report  "WTO domestic support disciplines: options for alleviating constraints to stockholding in developing countries in the follow-up to Bali " that includes useful background information. 

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