Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)
 

FAO REU on Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, Berlin 2014

International Green Week
16 - 18 January 2014, Berlin, Germany

Volatility in international grain markets and impact on food security in Central Asia - Challenges, policy  recommendations and research needs
Thursday, 16 January 2014

The main focus of the panel discussion will be on developing a common approach to stabilization of markets by reviewing the competitiveness of particular countries, analyzing implications of reviewed national grains’ use balances and the assessment of costs of replacing imports with domestic production and increasing competitive food products exports to alleviate negative trade balance pressure. (More…)

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State and Private Sector: Partnerships for an Efficient Agricultural Sector
Thursday, 16 January 2014

For developing countries a sustainable agricultural production, ensuring food supply for a growing population in sufficient quality and quantity constitutes a great challenge, both in financial as well as in technical terms. Investments in the modernization and increased productivity of the agricultural sector are strongly needed; however, they cannot be achieved by the public sector alone. As a consequence, the integration of private sector and civil society actors into projects of bilateral and international cooperation has constantly gained importance in recent years. But does a strategic cooperation between state and private actors necessarily provide positive synergy effects? (More…)

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Sustainable livestock: What are the options?
Friday, 17 January 2014

The discussion will explore available options for sustainable livestock sector development, first through a keynote presentation by a renowned sector development expert. Following this context setting presentation, an international stakeholder panel will discuss their views on livestock sector futures, to identify practice change and continuous sector improvement options that could facilitate the livestock sector's contribution to sustainable food and agriculture in a diversity of ways. (More..)

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GFFA Working Meeting
Food systems for better nutrition
Friday, 17 January 2014

Good nutrition is key for both the individual as well as social development. Malnutrition in all its forms – undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity – imposes unacceptably high economic and social costs. To accelerate progress towards reducing malnutrition and to increase the resilience of vulnerable groups, concerted efforts are needed to make agriculture and food systems more nutrition-enhancing. The issues on how to maximize the contribution of agriculture and food systems to improving nutrition, particularly of women and children, are receiving increasing attention as a growing number of countries and development institutions are responding to the UN Secretary General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and are joining the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement. (More…)

Cooperation Market
Saturday, 18th January 2014, 09:00 - 15:00 hrs, ICC Berlin, Anteroom Hall 2

GFFA 2014
GFFA 2014

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Panel discussion: Volatility in international grain markets
Panel discussion: Volatility in international grain markets