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The Ninth episode of our 11-part series on the four major international development summits of the year.
Development writer and international negotiations watcher, Biraj Swain discusses the WTO 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi with farmer and Farmers’ Forum editor Ajay Vir Jhakar, trade analyst and journalist Devinder Sharma, Third World Network’s Ranja Sengupta and CUTS International’s Executive Director Bipul Chatterjee. They discuss the wins and losses at the WTO Summit, the fate of Indian agriculture and India public stock-holding for food security, the hard game that US and EU played and why did India give in. They wrap up with some crystal ball gazing if the market access obsession has killed multilateralism and international solidarity forever and the road ahead for Doha Development Agenda.