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Symposium: Mitigating green house gas emissions from animal production: A policy agenda

06 May 2009 - 07 May 2009

Asunción, Paraguay

In conjunction with the 22nd Session of the FAO Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products a symposium was held to provide experts and policy makers the opportunity to discuss important issues affecting the international meat and dairy industries.

Symposium on Natural Fibres

20 Oct 2008 -

FAO Headquarters, Rome

2009 was the International Year of Natural Fibres. The central objective of the year was to promote the use of natural fibres in current and novel applications, thereby contributing to increased levels of income for fibre producers, processors and traders, while at the same time contributing to the increased use [...]

FAO/CFC workshop - opportunities and challenges in the world markets for fruits and tropical products

29 Nov 2007 - 30 Nov 2007

Guangzhou, China

The workshop was both a capacity-building seminar and a consultation exercise that aimed at discussing priority areas of intervention on bananas and tropical fruits, and recommended these priorities to the Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and Tropical Fruits as well as its Sub-Groups.

Conference on commodity exchanges and their role in market development and transparency

15 May 2007 - 16 May 2007


In conjunction with the Joint Meeting of the 31st Session of the Intergovernmental Group on Grains and the 42nd Session of the Intergovernmental Group on Rice , a one-and-a-half day international conference on "Commodity Exchanges and their Role in Market Development and Transparency" was convened.

Joint Meeting of the IGG on Grains (31st session) and the IGG on Rice (42nd session)

15 May 2007 - 16 May 2007

Istanbul, Turkey

The FAO Intergovernmental Group (IGG) on Grains represents a forum for intergovernmental consultation and exchange on trends in production, consumption, trade, stocks and prices of grains, including regular appraisal of the global market situation and short term outlook.