Rights groups slam WTO’s agricultural subsidy policy

Rights groups slam WTO’s agricultural subsidy policy


Farmers’ union leaders on Saturday slammed the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) policy to cut agricultural subsidies.The Agriculture Ministry has been providing various extension supports to the agriculture sector but the 10th Ministerial Conference of WTO has decided to bring an end to agriculture subsidies, they observed while addressing a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club in the city.

The human chain was organised by 10 farmer’s organisations.

The decision was taken at WTO that developing countries will remove subsidies within 2023, Least Developed Countries (LDCs), while the net food-importing countries will do that within 2030.

The organisations that organized the human chain are Bangladesh Krishak Federation, Bangladesh Bhumihin Samity, Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation, Labour Resource Center, Kendrio Krishok Moitri, Bangladesh Kishani Shova, Bangladesh Krishak Federation (JI) , Bangladesh Adibasi Somity, Bangladesh Fish Workers’ Alliance, Haor Farmers and Fishers Alliance, National Women Farmers and Workers Association and COAST.


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