“In early 2014, QUNO (Quaker United Nations Office) convened an off the record expert consultation, in which different actors were able to share and develop ideas about the development of a new framework for trade and investment in agriculture and strategize on a shared plan for change.
The consultation focused on two themes:
- Previous civil society efforts to change the paradigm of trade and investment in agriculture
- A review of changes in food systems since the conclusion of the WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture and other trade agreements, to better understand the current climate, need and potential for change so that trade and investment rules support all people’s food security.
These two discussion areas provided a foundation to share and develop ideas about possibly developing a new framework that would better support food security.”
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