Agriculture

G-20 Calls for Elimination of Export Subsidies

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2005
The G-20 has advocated a tariff reduction formula containing progressivity, proportionality and flexibility.

G-20 Ready To Seek Five-Year Deadline For Elimination Of Farm Export Subsidies

Original Publication Date: 
16 March, 2005
The G-20 emerged as a powerful alliance for developing countries prior to the WTO's 2003 ministerial conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Plowing Iraq for Profits

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2005
Iraq's fragile food sector, battered by decades of war and sanctions, is open for business.

Brazil Seeks 3-Month Deadline For EU Compliance With Sugar Ruling

Original Publication Date: 
8 March, 2005
The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, 'routinely adopts implementing rules in the sugar sector in a matter of days,' Brazil added

Dispute Settlement: United States - Subsidies on Upland Cotton

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
On 6 February 2003, Brazil requested the establishment of a panel to examine the conformity with WTO law of certain US agricultural-support measures to producers, users and exporters of upland cotton .

Allgeier: Cotton Decision Should Be Part Of WTO Talks

Original Publication Date: 
3 March, 2005
The WTO panel Thursday announced its decision to reject a U.S. appeal of an earlier decision that its domestic and export subsidies on cotton harmed farmers in Brazil and other countries.

Inequity in International Agricultural Trade:The Marginalization of Developing Countries and Their Small Farmers

Original Publication Date: 
28 February, 2005
This new report analyzes State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO).

NFU Commissioned Study Shows Concentration On The Increase In Ag Markets

Original Publication Date: 
24 February, 2005
Concentration in agricultural markets continues to rise according to statistics released by National Farmers Union during its 103rd anniversary convention in Lexington, Kentucky.

IMF Head Calls For Developing Countries Cut Protectionism

Original Publication Date: 
23 February, 2005
'it has to be cosidered in the context in debt sustainability, lasting povety reductiontion and sustainedined growth'- RATO

Agriculture Negotiations 7-11 February Focus on Preferences, Conversion to Ad Valorem Tariffs, Reduction of Domestic Support Levels

Original Publication Date: 
19 February, 2005
Negotiations on agriculture took place at the WTO in the week of 7-11 February.

Sugar: CPE Proposes A Different Reform For A Responsible And Sustainable Sugar Production

Original Publication Date: 
19 July, 2004
The reform proposed by the European Commission is not the one the European Farmers Coordination and the countries of the South need.

Monsanto Pulls Applications for Genetically Modified Wheat, WORC Urges State Policies On New Genetically Modified CropsResponsible Decision Avoids Disaster For Wheat Farmers

Original Publication Date: 
17 June, 2004
'We applaud Monsanto for this responsible decision,' said Wayne Fisher

Monsanto Withdraws Roundup Ready Wheat Regulatory Submissions

Original Publication Date: 
17 June, 2004
'Monsanto's follow-up announcement gives finality to their earlier decision on Roundup Ready wheat,' -Alan Tracy

Special Session For The Negotiations Meetings Of The Agriculture Committee

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2004
The new chairperson of the Special Session (i.e. the negotiations meetings) of the Agriculture Committee, Ambassador Tim Groser of New Zealand, has announced the timetable for the next negotiations meetings.

Agreement Will Force U.S. Exporters To Label GE Foods

Original Publication Date: 
26 February, 2004
Our World is Not For Sale

WTO Simulations on Blended Approach for Tariff Reductions in Agriculture presented to WTO MembershipL

Original Publication Date: 
16 February, 2004
After Cancun, developing countries analyzed the so-called blended approach to tariff reform proposed in the Derbez text. The Derbez text was the basis for negotiation in Cancun.

Report of TWN Forum on the Impact of Trade Liberlisation on Poor Rural Producers

Original Publication Date: 
16 February, 2004
The solution, said Das, is to revise the AoA to correct the imbalances. The rich nations' export subsidies should end immediately, and all types of domestic subsidies should be subjected to reduction.

US Farm Group Rejects Trade Deal

Original Publication Date: 
14 January, 2004
Only 31 per cent of Americans favour subsidies for big farmers, though 77 per cent support subsidies for smaller farms, according to a PIPA / Knowledge Networks poll at the University of Maryland.

Groups Say Why WTO Should Stay Out Of Food And Agriculture

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2003
The social movements state that current liberalisation policies focus on increasing exports that satisfy the needs of corporations and threaten the livelihoods of the poorest.