December 18, 2012
The presentations of the speakers :
Agricultural insurance in India: an old scheme in evolution (Kolli N Rao, AIC)
Agricultural insurance in Senegal: a work in progress (Pape Amadou Ndiaye, CNAAS)
The situation in Europe: the multiperil crop insurance in France (Thierry Langreney, Pacifica)
The Kilimo Salama program in Kenya (Rose Goslinga, Fondation Syngenta)
The Assurance Récolte Sahel program: the example of Burkina Faso (Mathieu Dubreuil, PlaNet Guarantee)
FARM, AFD, Cirad and Future Agricultures Consortium have hosted a side-event on the role of employment in agricultural value chains for food security at the 39th Committee on World Food Security on 17th October 2012 in Rome.
Should sub-Saharan African countries reform their trade policies in order to integrate regionally within the continent or favor multilateral liberalization ? What are the implications of thses choices on their objective to increase local processing of agricultural products ?
In an IFPRI Policy brief, Mathilde Douillet is presenting options for Malawi.
The conference "G20 agriculture: what’s next?" was held on December 20 at the Pierre Mendès France conference center, in the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, in Paris.
A press release is available in French.
The presentations and the videos of the interventions are now available. Click here for more information.
The Final Declaration of the G20 Cannes Summit, where heads of State and government gathered on November 3 and 4, 2011, recognizes the crucial role of agriculture. It calls to "address food price volatility and increase agriculture production and productivity" and makes food security a "priority" for development. The G20 countries want in particular to foster "smallholder sensitive investments in agriculture" and to explore "opportunities for market inclusion and empowerment of small producers in value chains".
Discussions aimed at defining the post-2013 Common Agricultural Policy have been opened this November. The CAP – the leading, oldest and most integrated of existing Community agricultural policies – is a symbol of European construction. The issue of market regulation in a liberalised world is one of the topics on the agenda. Yet the CAP is also facing a turning point in which the sustainability and adaptation of its practices will need to meet the environmental and health-related expectations of society... Jointly published by FARM and Fondapol, this study aims to contribute to these discussions.