Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade [ID: 40]

Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade

The Donor Platform has two independent work streams on trade and inclusive agribusiness, but with many synergies. While the thematic focus of each is slightly different, the contact persons from donor agencies and partner organisations engaging on both work streams are quite the same.

For that reason, some of the meetings, conference calls and webinars can be held together, addressing both the trade and inclusive agribusiness agendas. A complete merge of the two work streams is envisaged for 2017.

Discussions under Trade focus on the global trade regime and regional markets, also addressing the still persistent gap between trade policies and agricultural and rural development policies. The Inclusive agribusiness work stream is dealing with market approaches & initiatives aimed at small to medium-scale farmers as a driver to enhance economic opportunities and reduce poverty in the rural space.

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COORDINATION & ADVOCACY

Latest Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade [ID: 180]

African Union continues with CFTA negotiations

Online | 12 Aug 2016 | Topics discussed included the rules of procedure for the CFTA negotiating institutions, the guiding principles and the modalities for the CFTA negotiations, the work plan for the CFTA-NF, as well as the terms of reference for the technical working groups.

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Grow Africa Investment Forum calls for business-government partnerships

Kigali | Rwanda | 18 May 2016 | On 10 and 11 May, Rwanda hosted the annual Grow Africa Investment Forum in Kigali. The event brought together over 250 representatives from business and development organisations who share a commitment to driving inclusive and responsible investments into African agriculture.

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Agriculture in the WTO ministerial negotiations in Nairobi

Nairobi | Kenya | 18 Apr 2016 | Developing countries submitted proposals on a new agricultural safeguard and on public food stockholding, whereas a number of members from developed countries rather focused on negotiating agricultural export subsidies to secure an agreement on export competition.

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Events Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade [ID: 181]
2017
27. April
Global | Thursday, 27. April 2017 | Berlin, Germany

The future of the Rural World Innovation - Youth - Employment

The event is part of the German Presidency of G20 and will focus on the future of youth in rural areas. These areas need innovation and new political perspectives and the participants will discuss ways to connect the rural youth to the modern world. 

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2017
9. May
Global | Tuesday, 9. May 2017 | Utrecht, the Netherlands

Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture Europe 2017

The European edition of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture will host the Agtech Leaders Summit from 9-10 May to support government, industry and science as hundreds of experts convene to find new ways to ensure sufficient, competitive, safe, and sustainable food production.

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2017
9. July
Global | Sunday, 9. July 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

Rural Development Conference 2017

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference at the AETAS Lumpini Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others. Attendance of delegates from more than 40 countries is expected.

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2017
4. September
Global | Monday, 4. September 2017 | Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire

African Green Revolution Forum 2017

At the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), participants came together to advance the policies and secure the investments that will ensure a better life for millions of Africa’s farmers and families—and realize the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Interviews Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade [ID: 274]

Webinar | Jim Woodhill, Consultant

“Inclusive agribusiness is a profitable agriculture or food sector venture that is designed to significantly benefit poor producers and/or consumers.”

Webinar |Andreas Springer-Heinze, GIZ

“The application of the business model approach helps to identify and develop business models that create jobs and income.”

Interview | Evelyn Nguleka, World Farmers Organisation

“Farmers must be at the center of the global and rural agricultural economies. They are called to produce sustainably food for a growing world, and to make sure that the environment is safe.”

Publications Headline [ID: 275]
Publications Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade [ID: 276]

INCLUSIVE AGRIBUSINESS: THE STATE OF PLAY

An inclusive business benefits poor producers and/or consumers by providing access to markets, services and products in ways that improve their livelihoods, while at the same time being a profitable commercial venture.

THE ECONOMIC LIVES OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

This FAO report sheds light on the economic dimension of rural livelihoods. They have limited access to markets, services and often suffer hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity.

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Contacts Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade [ID: 278]

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Dr. Christian Mersmann

Senior Policy Advisor

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Romy Sato

Agricultural and Rural Development Advisor

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Jedi Bukachi

Junior Policy Advisor

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