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Securing food in volatile markets: How can trade policy help?

27 May 2011 -

Geneva, Switzerland

Jointly organised with ICTSD. With food prices again recently at record heights, the dialogue will be a timely opportunity for negotiators, policymakers and experts to discuss how agricultural trade policies and rules could help overcome food insecurity.

Special Event on Responsible Agricultural Investment in LDCs

11 May 2011 -

Istanbul, Turkey

The event was co-chaired by H.E. Mehmet Mehdi Eker, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and by Mr Jacques Diouf, FAO Director-General. The speakers were introduced by Ms Sarina Abdysheva, Investment Officer, FAO Sub-regional Office for Central Asia, Ankara, Turkey.

Side Event – Direct Investment in African Agriculture

05 May 2011 -

Luanda, Angola

Side event at the 26th Regional Conference for Africa

The Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and Tropical Fruits

03 May 2011 - 05 May 2011

Yaoundé, Cameroon

This IGG will look at economic and market issues related to bananas, also value chains and income distribution.

Consultation for the private sector on Responsible Agricultural Investment

02 Mar 2011 -

FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

The objective of the consultation was to exchange views on how to promote responsible international investment in the agricultural sector of developing countries. In particular, the meeting sought the opinions of representatives from companies on the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) that Respects Rights, Livelihoods and Resources.