Recent FAO publications on trade for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires


In a context of increasing global agricultural trade, FAO’s data and analyses provide timely insights into key policy questions. Based on country case studies, the Commodities and Development Report 2017, co-published with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), discusses how commodity dependence affects economic growth, macroeconomic stability and Human Development Index values in developing countries. The selection below covers topical issues that include agricultural commodity, food and feed markets around the world; FAO and WTO efforts to set international food standards; and the need for better alignment of trade, agriculture and food security policies.