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Re: The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and its significance for food security in Africa

Kelvin Nkai
Kelvin NkaiExport Promotion CouncilKenya

1. Do you think the provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) provide sufficient policy space for domestic support for countries in Africa? Why or why not?

Its my view that the AoA provides sufficient policy space for domestic support for countries in Africa. However my issue is box shifting that is done by some countries in which you find some support measures in Amber box are being shifted to green box which is trade distorting. Disciplines on green box need to be adhered to.. When it comes to export competition, developed nations are yet to implement the Nairobi decision to remove all export subsidies which needs to be a reality at MC 11. On Public Stock-holding for Food Security, its my view that a permanent solution needs to be found at MC11 or we extend the peace clause.