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Written by on March 28, 2023

In 1994, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture set the course for the liberalization and equitable organization of the global system of agricultural trade. The issue of food security was simply "noted" as a "non-trade concern". Despite this legally peripheral status, food security seems to have taken on a politically central role in the ongoing agriculture negotiations.

In fact, it is the only agriculture topic to have been the subject of new commitments by the Organization's members during the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) held in 2022, mainly to prohibit export restrictions likely to . . .

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