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Trade rules and agriculture: a broken relationship

On the day that the UK hosts the Global Food Security Summit (20th
November 2023), the Trade Justice Movement and Transform Trade launch
their new report, calling on the UK and other governments around the world
to re-evaluate the trade system to shift the dial on food insecurity and
unsustainable food production.

Trade rules govern both the movement of agricultural produce across borders and the policy space that countries have to shape their own agri-food systems, including to shift them to more sustainable or resilient agricultural systems and to respond to the priorities of women and smallholder farmers.

This briefing aims to set out the most significant ways in which trade rules influence agricultural policy and makes preliminary recommendations for a UK strategy.


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