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World prices for agricultural goods will “remain flat or decline in the next ten years”

Published on October 06, 2015

The current growth in agricultural production, especially in Africa, could mean that in the next ten years world prices for food will remain flat or even decline, according to a session devoted to agriculture at the Public Forum on 1 October. Food security, agricultural subsidies and the participation of farmers in global value chains were also discussed.

Two sessions organized by the Kenya Human Rights Commission, the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF), the Centre for Equity Studies of India, and COAST of Bangladesh covered questions on how trade rules can be reformed to address the growing concern of small-scale producers about the “right to food”. Read more. Source | World Trade Organization