G33 to reopen talks on subsidies at WTO

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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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