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How can governance be improved for trade and food security? Trade Policy Briefs No. 20. Trade and Food Security

Trade agreements are at the heart of the trade and food security debate as they set out the rules for national trade and agricultural policies, which play a key role in determining food security outcomes. The relationship between trade rules and food security has become an increasingly central element in this round of negotiations.

The contribution that trade can make to a country’s food security is partly determined by the disciplines that apply to other countries’ policies, but also by the “policy space” that the country itself is granted under WTO rules.  

This brief looks at the role of the multilateral trading system in addressing food security, the policy space available to developing countries, improving coherence and policy space and FAO's role.

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