Raul Montemayor

National Business Manager and Program Officer, Federation of Free Farmers Cooperatives, Inc. (FFFCI)

Raul Montemayor is currently the National Business Manager and Program Officer of the Federation of Free Farmers Cooperatives, Inc. (FFFCI), and its mother organization, the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) of the Philippines. He has been also a IPC Member since 2003. He was recently elected as Vice-President of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP). He is a private sector advisor to the Philippine government in the WTO and other negotiations involving agricultural trade.

Opinion

14 July 2016
Negotiators appear to lack clarity on how best to resolve the impasse over the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM) at the WTO. Identifying “middle ground” between exporters and importers could help them to move forward. Last December, trade ministers at the WTO’s conference in Nairobi reaffirmed the...

Bridges news

1 October 2007
In July 2004, WTO Members agreed that a new mechanism would be established to help developing countries cope with sudden surges in agricultural imports or price depression. The negotiations, however, have made slow progress, partly due to scant data on the potential effects of such a measure. A new...

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