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SUNS # 9321 Thursday 8 April 2021

Trade : Agreement on fisheries subsidies trumps TRIPS waiver & AB impasse (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
Without addressing the existential crises stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Appellate Body impasse, the WTO director-general Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the chair of the Doha Rules negotiating body seem to be working in tandem to steam-roll an imbalanced agreement on fisheries subsidies, said people familiar with the development.

Caribbean : COVID-19 accentuates need for countries to improve food security (PRIV)
(IPS, Kingston)
Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived.

Mexico : Looks to the heavens for a solution to its water crisis (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
In neighbourhoods like Tehuixtitla in southern Mexico City, rain brings joy, because it provides water for showering, washing dishes and clothes, and cooking, by means of rainwater harvesting systems (RHS).

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