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Joint Meeting of the 37th Session of the Intergovernmental Group on Hard Fibres and the 39th Session of the Intergovernmental Group on Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres

05 Nov 2013 - 07 Nov 2013

Negombo, Sri Lanka

The IGGs provide a forum for intergovernmental consultation and exchange on trends in production, consumption, trade and prices of jute, kenaf and allied fibres, including regular appraisal of the global market situation and short term outlook.

Second Ministerial meeting on food price volatility

07 Oct 2013 -

FAO Headquarters, Rome

FAO will hold a second Ministerial Meeting on International Food Prices in October 2013. A first meeting in 2012 on Food Price Volatility was held in response to the third spike in international grain prices in five years.

Workshop on smallholder integration into tropical fruits value chain

05 Jul 2013 - 06 Jul 2013

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The workshop was a joint collaboration between FAO and International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet). The workshop also referred to a current joint FAO and TFNet study on tropical fruit smallholders in Indonesia and Vietnam.

International symposium on superfruits - myth or truth?

01 Jul 2013 - 03 Jul 2013

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

What exactly is meant by superfruit? Is a fruit super because it is packed with nutrients? Is this a scientific fact? Or is super only a promotional catch-phrase used to increase sales?

TICAD-V official side-event on responsible agricultural investment

02 Jun 2013 -

Yokohama, Japan

Hosted by FAO, IFAD, UNCTAD and the World Bank to share empirical evidence from several streams of ongoing field testing and research on responsible agricultural investment in Africa and discuss implications for policy formulation.