Beijing, China | 27 October 2016
New patterns in the organisation of global, regional and national value chains have changed the nature of production and specialisation across the world. Global Value Chains (GVCs) have contributed to the international fragmentation of production as countries and industries are increasingly contributing elements to a final product rather than completing the production activity solely within domestic boundaries. These changes have been most obvious in the manufacturing sector, but similar changes have taken place in agro-food sectors across the globe.
The main objective of this workshop, organised jointly by the Agricultural Trade Promotion Center of the Ministry of Agriculture (ATPC), the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the OECD, was to explore how government policies can best address the opportunities and challenges for economic actors within the agro-food sector that are created by evolving patterns in the structure of GVCs, with special attention paid to China's place within GVCs. It brought together Chinese policy makers, agricultural policy researchers, representatives of the OECD Secretariat, ICTSD, and other international organisations and OECD member countries.
Session I: Overview of agro-food GVCs
Session II: What are the potential impacts of trade policy on GVC participation and development?
Session III: Agro-food value chains and smallholder farmers
Session IV: Domestic agricultural policy reforms in China to improve the competitiveness of China's food and agricultural sectors
If you have questions regarding this workshop, please contact the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (OECD).