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]

Inclusive agribusiness: what to expect from donors?

Online | 19 April 2017 |
Donors are often hard pressed to prove that their investments in development initiatives are paying off. Several monitoring and evaluation reports of the initiatives that they fund are produced every year which try to make a picture of the impact of such efforts.

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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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Events Inclusive Agribusiness and Trade [ID: 181]
2017
29. June
Global | Thursday, 29. June 2017 | Paris, France

5th Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

The Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct was launched by the OECD in 2013 to strengthen international dialogue on responsible business conduct and to enhance the synergies between corporate responsibility instruments on all levels.

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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
10. July
Global | Monday, 10. July 2017 | New Brunswick, USA

The Inaugural International congress for African Agribusiness & Trade

The Inaugural International Congress on African Agribusiness & Trade at Rutgers University (ICAAT) will bring together African agricultural and political leaders with bilateral and multilateral institutions, overseas development organizations, US agribusiness, agricultural investors, technical and policy experts, and African civil society representatives.

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2017
11. July
Global | Tuesday, 11. July 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

Aid for Trade Global Review 2017

The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 will take place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva on 11 — 13 July 2017. This year's Global Review is dedicated to the theme of “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development”, and will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to look at how Aid for Trade can contribute to the integration of developing countries and least developed countries into the multilateral trading system and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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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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