IFPRI’s trade research has helped inform WTO member countries' decision to abolish export subsidies at WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in 2015. On September 27-29, 2016, IFPRI will continue to ensure that trade becomes more inclusive at the WTO Public Forum.
MOTIVATION China is a leading example of the opportunities global trade liberalization can offer developing countries and emerging economies. China has been a World Trade Organization (WTO) member since 2001, and while freeing up global trade has benefited the overall economy, certain groups of Chinese citizens—specifically those in low-income rural areas—have not enjoyed many of >> Read more
When cotton prices drop in producing countries, rural poverty rates tend to increase.