Senior officials, economists, and experts from the 164 member countries of the World Trade Organization will gather in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from December 10–13, 2017, for the WTO's Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11)—the biannual meeting of the WTO’s highest decision-making body.

A number of issues related to the Agreement on Agriculture—including market access, export competition and restrictions, public stockholding, cotton trade, and the environment—will be on the table at MC11, as will other issues not covered by the agreement, such as fishing subsidies. 

This page highlights IFPRI research related to agricultural trade negotiations, specifically those conducted under the auspices of the WTO. IFPRI researchers will present their latest findings on trade and development at the meeting to provide context and understanding of policy impacts in the developing world and to inform the design of a feasible work plan for the 2019 Ministerial.