Agriculture and Rural Development Day at Rio+20

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
From: 18.06.2012 to: 18.06.2012

The 4th Agriculture and Rural Development Day will take place on Monday 18 June 2012 at the Sul América Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other international organizations are organizing this full-day side event during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The event will highlight the role of forests and industry in fostering local livelihoods at the resource base and in enabling product transition to a low-carbon bio-economy among consumers, and will cover the following themes: the role of the forest sector in emerging bio-economies; forest certification; and contributions of forest industry in rural development.


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