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Fourth Global Conference of the World Banana Forum

12 Mar 2024 - 13 Mar 2024

The Secretariat of the World Banana Forum (WBF), a multi-stakeholder network coordinated by the Markets and Trade Division (EST) of FAO, is delighted to extend an invitation to Members to the Fourth Global Conference of the World Banana Forum, to be held at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy on Tuesday, 12 [...]

How Can WTO Agriculture Negotiations Contribute to Global Food Security?

28 Feb 2024

Abu Dhabi ( United Arab Emirates )

Nearly all WTO members identify food security as the central focus of an outcome of agriculture negotiations at the WTO’s Thirteenth Ministerial Conference (MC13). However, they have different views on how to achieve this outcome. For some, public stockholding and the special safeguard mechanism, together with domestic support and cotton, [...]

Ag-ERPs Database: A novel repository of environment-related provisions for agriculture, fisheries, and forestry in RTAs

28 Feb 2024

Abu Dhabi ( United Arab Emirates )

Trade can have both positive and negative effects on the environment. While economic growth through trade can lead to increased pollution and the depletion of natural resources, trade can also improve the efficiency of resource use and provide access to new technologies that make local production processes more environment friendly. The [...]

FAO Food Price Index down again in January led by lower wheat and maize prices

02 Feb 2024

FAO, HQ

Rome – The benchmark for world food commodity prices fell further in January, albeit slightly, led by decreases in the prices of cereals and meat, which more than offset an increase in the sugar prices, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported today.  The FAO Food Price Index, [...]

Trade Policy Briefs: FAO Support to the WTO Negotiations at the 13th Ministerial Conference

23 Jan 2024

Virtual

In December 2023, FAO published six “Trade Policy Briefs: FAO Support to the WTO Negotiations at the 13th Ministerial Conference”: (1) Developments and prospects in the international cotton market; (2) Improving food safety to foster trade; (3) The importance of international trade for fisheries and aquaculture products; (4) The WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies [...]

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