Book launch: The road towards WTO MC12 for Latin America and the Caribbean
BY THOMAS WHAMOND
With the approach of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (WTO MC12) Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in Geneva, Latin American and Caribbean countries face major challenges in the governance of agriculture and food trade—particularly the need for predictable and transparent trade systems critical for food security and environmental sustainability in the region and for the world.
A new book, The Road Towards the WTO MC12: A Latin America and the Caribbean Perspective—a joint collaboration between IFPRI and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA)—presents analysis, ideas, and proposals to contribute to the main areas of discussion in the Ministerial Conference regarding these issues and the region. This is the second book of the series; the first addressed the 2017 WTO MC11 conference. An Oct. 27 launch event previewed the book and the issues facing WTO MC12.