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Farming future: a new world, but not so brave


What will agriculture in the North look like if rich governments stop subsidising their farmers? And what do developing countries stand to gain?

Why the rich won’t budge on farm subsidies


World trade talks have collapsed in Geneva over America's and Europe's refusal to cut the billions of dollars they provide in support to their agricultural sector.

Beyond WTO: will South-South cooperation bite?


Although past Southern alliances have failed to pack a punch in North-South discussions, three formed at the Cancun WTO meeting struck a blow by refusing to accept proposals.