Agricultural Development and Poverty Reduction in Africa
A Joint OECD, FAO, IFAD, World Bank Global Forum on Agriculture
Rome, Italy | 12-13 November, 2007
The November 2006 Forum is a unique opportunity to discuss agricultural policy developments in Brazil, China, South Africa, India, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania, representing some 45% of the world’s population and one-third of the world’s agricultural output. Country reports, including updated estimates of agricultural support, will be presented by the Secretariat and discussed with country experts and government officials. Country representatives will provide comments on expected future directions of agricultural policy reform. After the forum, this material will be revised based on comments received by 1 December and published in a monitoring of agricultural policies report in early 2007. This monitoring of agricultural policies and the Global Forum itself are in part supported by grants from the European Commission and the World Bank.
In addition, the Forum will discuss the lessons learned from past reforms in developing and OECD countries as well as current market prospects and trade issues. A special session will focus on the latest developments and new activities by the OECD, the World Bank and the FAO in the measurement and interpretation of agricultural support.
Agenda and background documents
Documents and presentations
Session I: Setting the Stage
Session II: African Agricultural Markets and Trade
Session III: African Agricultural Development and Poverty Reduction
Session IV: Presentation and discussion of the results of the Forum
For questions about the Global Forum on Agriculture, please contact the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.
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