In 2012, the Quaker UN Office (QUNO) began a four year project working with others in stepping back from the WTO agriculture negotiations to explore some questions at the heart of defining the purpose, structure and directions of governance of trade and investment in agriculture.
QUNO believes that by placing livelihoods and dignity alongside sustainability, resilience and food security as the central objectives of trade and investment for agriculture, and taking account of new global challenges, it is possible to envision a New Framework for Trade and Investment in Agriculture (NFTIA) that would better enable the world to meet peoples’ long-term food security needs.
In 2013-14, we are holding consultations with key stakeholders to work towards the development of the new framework. QUNO is gathering related papers and blog pieces, which are shared on this page. If you would like further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A New Framework for Trade and Investment in Agriculture – QUNO`s vision
- Draft Mapping of Alternative Proposals
Opinions expressed in the papers and blog pieces shared in the collection of links below do not necessarily reflect those of QUNO, but are provided instead to offer additional background and context to the issues and debate surrounding agricultural trade and investment.
- Richard Hummelbrunner and Harry Jones – Background note: A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity
- Harry Jones – Complexity 101: Behind the hype, what do we actually know?
- Sophia Murphy – Free Trade in Agriculture: A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Come
- Kate Raworth – Who`s looking beyond growth?
More to be uploaded soon…