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High-level event on food price volatility and the role of speculation

06 Jul 2012 -

FAO Headquarters, Rome

This high level event was intended to begin a process that would lead to more definitive, in depth examination and monitoring of the issue by the international community and in particular the question of speculation and its impact.

FAO at Rio+20

20 Jun 2012 - 22 Jun 2012

Through the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in 2012 - also referred to as 'Rio+20' - leaders will return to Rio to review progress, affirm ongoing efforts and design new ways to meet the most urgent needs of the planet and its people.

69th Session of the Committee on Commodity Problems

28 May 2012 - 30 May 2012

FAO Headquarters, Rome

The Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) was established in 1949, and has continued to meet regularly. The Committee normally holds one session per biennium, additional sessions are held if required, and is open to all FAO Members.

AMIS - First meeting of the Rapid Response Forum

11 Apr 2012 -

Mexico City

This first meeting of the AMIS Rapid Response Forum reviewed and finalized the Rapid Response Forum Concept Paper, considered the market situation and outlook for the AMIS commodities and elected the new AMIS Chair.

Climate change in Morocco - Coordination workshop

28 Mar 2012 -

Rabat, Morocco

The meeting covered a review of the team conceptual work and the ways to reconcile approaches across the disciplines to ensure a maximum level of integration across the methodology components: technical, economic and socio-institutional. The meeting also evaluated means to effectively share information among experts.