The long-term objective of the AoA is to establish a fair and market-oriented agricultural trading system and to initiate a reform process by negotiating support and protection commitments and establishing stronger and more operationally effective rules and discipline. Agriculture is therefore special because the sector has its own agreement, the provisions of which prevail. WTO information on agriculture, including notifications from WTO Members Video: Use of AGIMS Introduction to agricultural trade in the WTO Links to the agricultural part of the WTO Guide “Understanding the WTO” WTO Members took important decisions on agriculture at the 2015 WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. These include the obligation to eliminate agricultural export subsidies, as well as decisions on public storage for food security purposes, a special protection mechanism for developing countries and cotton trade rules. The GATT 1947 originally applied to agriculture, but it was incomplete, and the signatory States (or “Contracting Parties”) excluded this sector from the scope of the principles set out in the General Agreement. .