The WTO’s Doha Round Will Not Solve the Global Food Crisis – Time for Real Solutions

June 03, 2008

“The global food system is in crisis. Millions of people can no longer afford or access the food they need, increasing global hunger and malnutrition. The world’s governments need to act now. But the answer does not lie in deeper deregulation of food production and trade. We, concerned non-governmental organizations and social movements, urge you to reject the claims by the leaders of the World Trade Organization (WTO), World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), that concluding the Doha Round is a solution to the current crisis.”

To download the full letter (as a PDF document) signed by 237 organizations from 50 countries, use the links below:

– Click here for English version (172 KB)

– cliquez ici pour le français (188 KB)

(Organizations are urged to send this letter to their Trade and Ag. Ministers.)