DG stresses urgent need for progress on trade and food security ahead of MC13

At a meeting open to all agriculture negotiators on 30-31 March, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala urged WTO members to seek compromises to break the impasse in negotiations so as to make a positive contribution to global food security by the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in February 2024. “Food security is so important. … We have to find a way to approach this issue,” she said at a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session.