Saturday, November 19, 2005

International Development: WTO address rules that cause poverty

At a recent World Trade Organization workshop in Accra, Ghana, delegates agreed on a review of regulations to protect the livelihood of farmers in developing nations.

The highly paid and no doubt learned participants who decide these matters, consider that present WTO rules in the form of trade liberalization and the agreement on agriculture "are biased against the development interests of developing countries".

In other words, the current rules need revising because the highly paid and learned powers that be could not address foreseeable issues in the first bloody place.

Of course, better late than never - except for the poor buggers who have died or lost their livelihoods.