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IFPRI Blog

That was then, this is now: WTO and agriculture

The Eleventh WTO Ministerial concluded with little progress on agriculture. And as countries struggle to reach agreement on basic issues, the reality of food systems on the ground continues to evolve. 

IFPRI Research Blog

What should we expect from world growth?

New discussion paper analyzes current growth slowdown affecting the entire global economy and suggests that today's optimistic projections may be overrated.

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IFPRI Blog

Some Ideas to Break the Stalemate on Agricultural Issues at Bali

The following post by IFPRI visiting Senior Research Fellow Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla  is an excerpt of a story originally published on IFPRI's Food Security Portal. The negotiations seem to be heading for a breakdown again over agricultural issues linked…

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Public stockholding programs: What options for a permanent solution?

The use of public food stocks for food security purposes is a hotly debated topic in agricultural negotiations within the World Trade Organization (WTO) (see Díaz-Bonilla, 2014, 2017a and 2017b). That debate needs to consider both the legal standing…

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A proposal for the elimination of export restrictions on food products

The episodes of higher and volatile food prices during 2007-2008 and 2011-2012 have raised concerns about the role of agricultural export restrictions in further raising international prices and its impact on the food- insecure population in net…

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