G20 - Agriculture Ministers meet to discuss food security

G20 Agriculture Ministers are meeting in Paris today to discuss measures to address the problem of high food prices and market volatility.
Thursday 23 June 2011 (7 years 5 months 20 days ago)
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G20 Agriculture Ministers are meeting in Paris today to discuss measures to address the problem of high food prices and market volatility.

The two-day summit is likely to see a tussle between supporters of French-led moves to impose tougher rules on commodity traders and those who see the stimulation of global food production as a priority.

Another contentious issue to be discussed will be biofuels, following a report by the World Bank and the FAO calling for the removal of policies that subsidise biofuel production or consumption. Moves to curb biofuels are likely to be opposed by major producers like the US and Brazil.

Ahead of the summit a group of farming organisations from 66 countries signed a joint declaration urging G20 Ministers not to allow trade considerations to obscure the importance of food production in meeting global food security.

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