G33 to reopen talks on subsidies at WTO


Indian labourers work at the paddy field at Dongri village in Thane near Mumbai, India

G33 to reopen talks on subsidies at WTO

JOHANNESBURG, 21 October 2013 (IRIN) - The combined effects of the global economic slowdown and increasing climatic shocks are threatening food security in developing countries, prompting many to re-open World Trade Organization (WTO) discussions on limits to support for farmers.

A group of developing countries - known as G33 - is asking to exceed their agreed domestic support limits when they buy, stock and supply cereals and other food to boost food security among the poor; they want these ...

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