India's food security concerns and the WTO Bali ministerial decision

Nedumpara, James J. (2014) India's food security concerns and the WTO Bali ministerial decision. Global Trade and Customs Journal, 9 (4). pp. 177-181. ISSN 1875-6468

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The Bali Ministerial decision on public stockholding for food security purposes was a triumph for India - welcomed by both the domestic constituents and other members of the WTO community. The decision was particularly important for India in the context of the enactment of the National Food Security Act, 2013. However, the lasting impact of the Bali Ministerial Decision will depend on the ability of World Trade Organization (WTO) members in securing a long term solution for authorizing various public stockholding programmes targeted at subsistence and resource-poor farmers. While the burden has shifted to the developed countries to find a permanent change in the provisions of the Agreement on Agriculture (AoA), the developing country food security programmes, including India's NFSA, could still face difficulties if a negotiated outcome is not achieved by the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: food security | World Trade Organisation | Agreement on Agriculture
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Gena Veineithem
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 08:53
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2023 09:46
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