Topic outline

This course discusses policy space for food security in the multilateral trading system, and the coherence between policy processes at the national and global level.


This course is designed primarily for representatives from governments, for example ministries of agriculture, ministries of trade and commerce, ministries of economy and other entities responsible for the formulation and implementation of agricultural and trade policies and programmes. Private sector participants such as representatives of producer organizations or agro-industry as well as researchers interested in agricultural policy and trade analysis will also benefit from the course.

  • The World Trade Organization (WTO), the WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA), and the concept of policy space for food security available to countries; 
  • The frameworks governing trade, food security and nutrition at the global and regional levels, and the challenges and opportunities for improving policy coherence.

The course consists of 3 lessons of approximately 50-90 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the multilateral trading system
  • Lesson 2 - Policy space in the multilateral trading system
  • Lesson 3 - Towards improved governance for trade, food security and nutrition

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