WTO Ministerial Conference: Jamie Morrison, Senior Economist, Trade and Market Division, FAO

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At the WTO Ministerial Conference we spoke to Jamie Morrison, Senior Economist at the FAO, about the role of trade in the post-2015 agenda. Jamie’s podcast focused on food security. I asked him ‘Why are current trade negotiations important for future food security, and are there any implications for the post-2015 development framework?’ He responded that the current debate concentrates on whether the trade and market policies successfully used by OECD countries to develop their agricultural sectors, but which are inefficient in achieving their contemporary objectives, are necessarily bad policies for developing countries to use. He argued that there is a need to use existing evidence, which has yet to be properly synthesised, to inform decisions on appropriate approaches for individual countries.
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