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Informal consultation on hides and skins

01 Feb 2006

Arusha, Tanzania

Participants will review the current market situation and assess short-term prospects forsupply, demand and trade of hides and skins and their derived products. Participants will be invited to present information analyzing recent developments and the outlook in the hides and skins sector of their respective countries.  

Working group on horticultural production and trade

17 Jun 2005 - 20 Jul 2000

The Working Group was formed to facilitate dialogue, collaboration and joint activities among stakeholders working with social and environmental issues in horticultural production and trade. The participants in the Working Group have various backgrounds. These include NGOs involved in standard setting, certification and/or labelling of horticulture produce, auditors and environmental [...]

Expert consultation on banana trade policies

28 Oct 2004 - 29 Oct 2004

FAO Headquarters, Rome

The overall objective of this informal consultation was to review and clarify the evidence that underlies current debates and negotiations on banana import policy reforms in OECD countries.

Special and Differential Treatment in the WTO Agriculture Negotiations: A Joint FAO-ICTSD Informal Expert Consultation

27 Sep 2004 - 28 Sep 2004

Geneva, Switzerland

This joint FAO-ICTSD Consultation presented a timely opportunity to discuss the key issues, factors and methods enabling developing countries to build on the elements of S&DT contained in the General Council Decision, translate them into concrete modalities, and phrase them effectively and meaningfully within the WTO context.

Meeting on voluntary standards and certification in environmentally and socially responsible agricultural production and trade

21 Apr 2004

FAO Headquarters, Rome

Over 120 participants from all over the world gathered to discuss issues related to the promotion of environmentally and socially sustainable agricultural practices. The meeting was held in close collaboration and back-to-back with the final conference of the SASA project held at FAO on 21 April 2004.