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14/10/2011

Promoting agricultural trade linkages between Latin America and China

 In late September 2011, the Latin America Agriculture Department of the World Bank and FAO’s Investment Centre jointly organized a Workshop on Agricultural Trade Linkages between Latin America and China, which was held in Rome at FAO headquarters. The workshop provided a forum for exchanging knowledge and recent case studies on the evolving agricultural trade linkages between Latin American countries and China. Discussions were also held on opportunities and challenges for Latin American economies and China in this area. The workshop results will be used to develop an enhanced framework for guiding interventions by FAO, the World Bank, IFAD and other international and national development actors in support of investment projects which take better account of agricultural trade-related issues. Click here for the Workshop agenda and workshop REPORT. The presentations can be found below:

I:  Recent trends in world agricultural trade and role of China

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Recent trends in world trade of agricultural and agro-processed food products

David Hallam, FAO

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Developments and patterns of trade in agricultural commodities betweenChina and Latin America

Zuo Changsheng, Ministry of Agriculture of China

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Trade and investment relations between Latin America and China with special reference to agri-products

 

Osvaldo Rosales, ECLAC

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II. Public policy and private sector initiatives in China and Latin America: Lessons from selected experiences

 

Soy industry: Argentina and MERCOSUR

 

Marcelo Regunaga, University of San Andres, Argentina

 

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Dairy/beef industry:Uruguay and MERCOSUR

Daniel Conforte, Massey University, New Zealand

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Asparagus Peru and China

Geoffrey Cannock, APOYO Consultoría S.A.C., Peru

 

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The private sector perspective

 

 

Jorge Domínguez, Molinos Río de la Plata SA

 

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III. Trade opportunities, risks and challenges, China as a force in agricultural trade and investment with Latin America?

 

Summary of key issues

Jose Caballero-Ceruti, FAO

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Issues around the free trade agreements

Alberto Valdes, Universidad Católica de Chile

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China’s public investments in land and technology in Latin America

 

Antonio Buainain, University of Campinas-Unicamp,Brazil

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Prospects and challenges of agricultural trade between China and Latin America: analysis of problems and opportunities from the Chinese perspective

Li Xiande, CAAS

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 IV. Background papers

 

LAC’s agricultural exports: opportunities and challenges arising fromChina’s rapid growth

Blanca Amado & Jose Caballero-Ceruti, FAO

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 FINAL WORKSHOP PAPER

 

Agricultural trade linkages between Latin America and China - Conclusions and Future Priorities

Blanca Amado & Jose Caballero-Ceruti, FAO

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