WTO Agriculture Negotiations: Implications for the Global South


The Doha 'Development' Round of trade negotiations at the WTO
 has featured agricultural trade liberalisation as one of its key aims. But
 developing countries were frustrated with both the process and the content of the
 agricultural agreement negotiations early on in the round. This prompted these
 countries, through a number of developing country groupings such as the G-20
 and others, to call for changes in the talks to ensure that developing country
 voices and concerns were heard. Although developing countries were in many
 ways successful in registering their concerns in the latter half of the
 negotiations, and have maintained a fairly high degree of cohesion across the
 Global South, it remains unclear whether this cohesion will last as the uneven
 impacts of agricultural trade liberalisation become apparent.


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Last updated on 08/29/2017