FAO Side-Event in the margins of the 4th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV)
On occasion of the 4th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is organizing a Special Event on “Responsible Agricultural Investment in LDC” which will take place on Wednesday 11 May 2011, from 8:00 to 10:00 am, at the Lutfi Kirdar Convention Centre, Room Topkapi B, In Istambul, Turkey.
The event will provide a forum for discussing responsible agricultural investment and the proposed RAI principles. It will start with an overview of the benefits, risks and issues raised by international investment in agriculture. The FAO experts will then introduce the RAI principles and their possible implications for LDCs. They will explain how these principles were developed building on existing international commitments and research. The presentation will be followed by an open discussion with the public. Participants will share their views and suggestions on the principles and their suitability to LDC governments, civil society and private sector operators.
Further information and contact details: Any enquiries should be addressed to FAO Liaison Office in New York, tel:+ (212) 963-6036, email: FAO-LON@fao.org, and/or to the FAO Representation Office in Turkey, tel:+90-312-3079500, email: FAO-TR@fao.org