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Global Agriculture Faces Decade of Flat or Falling Prices

  • 14 Oct 07:58

World prices for food will remain flat or could fall over the next 10 years because of the current growth in agricultural production. The World Trade Organisation Public Forum, Trade Works, heard last week (30 September – 2 October) that agricultural production has been growing, particularly in Africa, affecting the movement of food prices. The first sessions of the forum, organised 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 heard how trade rules need to be reformed to. Read more...