WTO and Food Security: Biting the Hand that Feeds the Poor

In 2013, the U.S. government accused India of unfairly subsidizing its farmers by paying a support price above market prices, creating global controversy around India’s National Food Security Act (NFSA).

India’s National Food Security Act (NFSA), is one of the most ambitious food security initiatives in the world, planning to buy food grains from small-scale farmers to distribute to some 840 million poor Indians, two-thirds of the country’s people.