Marchés et commerce

Ninth annual meeting of the Agricultural Trade Expert Network in Europe and Central Asia

- 23/11/2023
Rome, Virtual Meeting

As part of the regional initiative "Transforming food systems and facilitating market access and integration", the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Agricultural Trade Expert Network took place on 23 November 2023. The meeting addressed current issues in agricultural trade, focusing on trade policies adopted by countries in the EECCA region to counter the negative impacts on agrifood trade and food security stemming from the growing uncertainty in global and regional markets. The analysis and recommendations presented primarily focused on the countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus.

Furthermore, the meeting included discussions on potential research areas within the Expert Network. These areas encompassed the effects of climate change on agrifood trade, promoting the transformation of agrifood systems and trade to ensure food security, exploring new approaches to the use of digital technologies in international trade, and examining countries' experiences in developing gender policies and their connection with agricultural trade in Europe and Central Asia.