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Presentation of current research on the impacts of investment and the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment on developing country agriculture

18 Oct 2012 -

FAO Headquarters, Rome

This CFS 39 Side Event presented empirical evidence from ongoing research on responsible agricultural investment in developing countries. Including country case studies on foreign direct investment (FDI) and alternative business models in agriculture and reviewed agribusiness projects.

Ministerial meeting on food price volatility

16 Oct 2012 -

FAO Headquarters, Rome

By sharing experiences and knowledge, this Ministerial Meeting will contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of measures to address food price volatility and to reduce its impact on the most vulnerable populations who spend as much as 70-80 percent of their incomes on food.

Intersessional meeting of the Intergovernmental Group on Tea

17 Sep 2012 - 18 Sep 2012

Washington, D.C.

The Interesessional meeting will look at the progress of the Working Groups of the IGG on Tea, including work on maximum residue levels, tea trade and quality, organic tea, climate change, smallholders, and futures markets.

Fourth FAO sugar conference

21 Aug 2012 - 23 Aug 2012

Nadi, Fiji

The theme of the fourth sugar conference is sugar policies to promote trade, development and growth: priorities to face future challenges. The conference will offer a venue for policy makers, industry leaders, and other stakeholders, to explore and formulate strategies to meet the challenges facing the world sugar market.

High-level event on food price volatility and the role of speculation

06 Jul 2012 -

FAO Headquarters, Rome

This high level event was intended to begin a process that would lead to more definitive, in depth examination and monitoring of the issue by the international community and in particular the question of speculation and its impact.