FAO’s Trade policy briefs: supporting WTO negotiations


FAO released a set of Trade policy briefs aimed at providing an overview of key trade-related questions addressed in recent FAO studies and publications, as well as broadening understanding of such issues, especially in the context of the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on agriculture. 

Changing patterns of agrifood trade: the rising importance of developing countries
This policy brief analyses trends in agrifood trade globally and by country group, with a focus on trade patterns of developing countries.

Trade and sustainable agrifood systems: pathways of interaction
This policy brief examines the relation between trade and the three dimensions of sustainability (economic, social, and environmental). It also investigates the complementary policies to achieve sustainability outcomes and analyses the role of certification schemes in addressing sustainability.

Public food stockholding: objectives, experiences and main issues
This policy brief discusses the different objectives and types of public food stockholding (PSH) programmes, as much as some of the main PSH related issues under discussion in the agricultural negotiations at the World Trade Organization. Read the full publication 

Browse through the full collection here.

Additional resources

FAO Markets and Trade website