MC12 outcome must help end hunger, improve food security, says chair

The chair of the agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), highlighted at a meeting on 27 April the risk of a global food security crisis following the outbreak of conflict in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic. She urged WTO members to intensify their engagement so progress can be made towards identifying landing zones for possible outcomes on agriculture at the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), which will take place on 12-15 June.