- Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Head of IFPRI's Latin American and Caribbean Program (Presentation | Video)
- Ligia Dutra Silva, Head of the International Office the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) (Presentation | Video)
- Nelson Illescas, Head of the Institute for International Agricultural Negotiations (Fundación INAI), Argentina (Presentation | Video)
- Marcos Sawaya Jank, Vice president of corporate affairs and business development for BRF Asia-Pacific & IFPRI Board Member (Presentation | Video)
- Agustin Tejeda Rodriguez, Chief Economist at the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange (Presentation | Video)
As regional trade negotiation processes falter, the WTO is returning to center stage as the main body regulating international trade.
The countries of the Mercosur trading bloc, including Argentina and Brazil, are among the world’s leading net food exporters and therefore have a key role to play in food security and sustainability. At the WTO’s next ministerial conference in Buenos Aires in December 2017, participants will analyze the potential impact of agroindustrial trade agreements on
- Market access
- Tariffs and special agricultural safeguards
- Domestic support
- Options for regulation
- Export competition.
This seminar, featured representatives from MERCOSUR countries, previewed the WTO discussions and looked at the economic impact and political feasibility of various trade solutions. Panelists also discussed their countries’ visions of the future of food security and sustainability.
IFPRI researchers provided a broader international outlook regarding these issues.
The discussion was followed by Q & A.