29 March - 4 April 2014, Bucharest, Romania
The twenty-ninth FAO European Regional Conference (ERC) and the thirty-eighth session of the European Commission on Agriculture (ECA) “Conference Week” will be held at the Romanian Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, from 29 March to 4 April 2014.
The major topic for the Ministerial Round Table of the ERC will focus on “Food losses and waste in Europe and Central Asia”. The documentation will improve understanding of underlying causes of food losses and waste (FLW) along selected food supply chains in developing countries of European and Central Asia region and raise awareness on the need for introduction of appropriate policy interventions to mitigate the impact of FLW on food security and incomes of smallholders in the region.
At the ECA session major discussions will include, inter alia, “Cooperatives and their alternatives”. The purpose of the item is to provide information on how to build value chains in the region that include smallholder farming and raise the incomes of small farms.
Further topics to be discussed are “Agri-Food Systems for Better Nutrition or risk-based drought management”.
The conference week in Bucharest also includes an NGOs/CSOs Consultation meeting on 29 and 30 March 2014, and the CFS Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on 31 March 2014 in the afternoon, which will present an overview of the ongoing consultative processes on Responsible Agricultural Investment and Agenda for Action for Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises as well as CFS Multi-Year Programme of Work (MYPOW).
In-session documents are grouped into three categories: LIM documents, Statements and Daily Journals (Order of the Day), and will be made available on this website.
On-line registration, for invited participants only, is required, and can be done at