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WTO and FAO announce enhanced cooperation on trade and food security

Published on April 23, 2015

The World Trade Organization and the Food and Agricultural Organization will bolster their collaboration on matters related to trade and food security, offering mutual assistance on critical themes such as the functioning of international grain markets.

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, met with José Graziano da Silva, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), announced their agreement in Geneva on Friday 17 April.

"Food security is closely linked to trade and therefore it is an important element of our work at the WTO," Azevêdo said. "I am delighted that we will now be able to enhance our work on this crucial issue, which affects so many people, through an even closer partnership with the FAO." Read more. Source | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations