Duncan Green

Blog: Verdict on G20 food summit? Dismal, please try harder

Agriculture is a hot potato (sorry!) in most countries’ domestic politics. Think rioting French farmers, US agribiz lobbies or the long death-by-agriculture of the WTO Doha round. So perhaps the most notable thing about the G20 agriculture ministers’ meeting that ended last week was that it took place at all - it was the first ever meeting of its kind. It shows just how globally important the topic of food prices and production have become.

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