May 9, 2023

DDG Paugam urges ministers to harness WTO potential for advancing agricultural innovation

Deputy Director-General Jean-Marie Paugam emphasized the role of the WTO in supporting climate-friendly innovation in agriculture on 9 May at the “Agriculture Innovation Mission (AIM) for Climate Summit” in Washington D.C. organized by the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Emphasizing the potential of trade to help accelerate agricultural innovation, he said: “My message to Ministers of Agriculture is, please push together with your trade counterparts for the WTO to deliver what it should be delivering in support of your climate-smart agricultural policies.” His full speech is below.

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