WTO Agriculture Talks: Prospects for progress on SDG 2
In 2015, world leaders committed to "correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets" under SDG 2
WTO members are currently conducting talks on 7 negotiating areas, all of which could contribute to reshaping global markets for food and agriculture
While negotiating outcomes in some areas could be agreed relatively easily, others are likely to require sustained engagement after the WTO's upcoming 12th ministerial conference.
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