Putting food security before trade

The WTO and the conflict over food reserves

Centre for Research and Documentation Chile-Latin America

Berlin, April 2014

Author: Thomas Fritz




1. Introduction

2. Stabilizing prices: The role of food reserves and marketing boards

3. Limiting policy space: WTO rules on food reserves

4. Controversy in Bali: The G33 proposal on stockholding

5. Conclusion: Putting food security before trade

6. Endnotes