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21/11/2007

Special events focus on agricultural investment and trade assistance

The Aid for Trade initiative should focus on five priority areas in agriculture if it is to help poor countries benefit from the changing global trade regime in agricultural products, according to an FAO document prepared for today's special high level event held during the Organization’s governing Conference.

Today's event follows one last night on Financing for Agriculture, which was hosted by FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf. An FAO document on the same subject warned that the share of total aid to agriculture remains stagnant and “by no means reflects the importance of agricultural GDP in developing countries.”

More information at : http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2007/1000710/index.html