Domestic support for agriculture is high across countries and much of this support relies on policy instruments that distort production and trade and are environmentally harmful. Join this webinar on 1 Dec 2022 to unpack the harmful environmental impact of agricultural subsidies.
In nominal terms, domestic support for agriculture is high and is increasing. There is little constraint on governments providing trade-distorting and environmentally harmful support to agriculture. Without changes to multilateral rules, there will be even fewer constraints in the future. Often, the policy instruments used to implement domestic support negatively impact trade and environmental outcomes. The Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide assessed the environmental impacts of production and trade-distorting agricultural subsidies in their recently published report.
The report argues that successful policy reform in a sector as sensitive as agriculture requires good data and coalition building. A sustained evidence-based networking initiative that incorporates active public engagement and global coalition building should be developed on a priority basis.
Join this webinar moderated by Chuin Wei Yap, Director, International Trade Program, Hinrich Foundation and featuring the below speakers for a deeper understanding of the problem and policy approaches outlined in the report. Ken Ash, Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Trade, University of Adelaide and co-author of the report will introduce its findings and implications for global trade policy.