Supporting India's stand on food security at the WTO meeting, South Africa on Friday said such programmes should be allowed to continue as they were important for millions of deprived people and poor farmers in developing nations.
". . .public food stock programme are important for millions of low income people of developing countries. . .these programmes should be allowed to continue.
"They are vital part of food security," South African Trade Minister Rob Davies told PTI on the sidelines of the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali.
He further said that ongoing consultations at the WTO were focussed on the food security matter.
Davies also said the balance of the Bali package should be stuck in favour of poor farmers and people.
Observing that current Bali package, which is on the table, is not balanced, Davies said, "Our proposal is that this conference should give a political direction to the post-Bali