Report of the expert consultation on small farmer-focused good governance in crop agriculture in Asia and the Pacific


RAP PUBLICATION 2011/14

Report of the expert consultation on small farmer-focused good governance in crop agriculture in Asia and the Pacific

edited by Subash Dasgupta

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2011


ABSTRACT

To improve understanding of agricultural governance, with particular focus on the local impact of governance on smallholder farmers and the opportunities they have to influence the governance system at local levels, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific brought together experts from across the region to share knowledge and views on the subject. The objective of the consultation was to improve crop sector governance in line with FAOs strategic objective of sustainable intensification of crop production. This publication reports on the proceedings of the expert consultation on small farmer-focused good governance in crop agriculture in Asia and the Pacific convened in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 29 to 30 November 2010. Country papers, outcomes of the discussions and recommendations are included in the report.



Table of Contents

Foreword
Background
Introduction
Opening of the Expert Consultation
Keynote Addresses
Country Papers
Discussion
Recommendations
Annexes




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