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Agricultural Trade Policy and Sustainable Development in East Africa

Start:
8 July 2015
End:
9 July 2015

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This dialogue provided policy makers and other stakeholders from the East Africa Community region an opportunity to explore how global trade rules and national policies affecting agricultural markets could best promote food security and support rural development, in the run-up to the WTO’s tenth Ministerial Conference in Nairobi and beyond.

With WTO members currently negotiating a work programme on the remaining Doha issues ahead of a July 2015 deadline, the dialogue therefore constituted a unique opportunity for EAC Geneva-based negotiators and national and regional constituencies to review priorities and negotiating strategies in advance of the upcoming ministerial conference.

ECDPM’s Fabien Tondel gave a presentation on “Farm trade policies in major economies: Effects on EAC food security and agriculture”.

Food SecurityThe Role of the Private Sector in Agriculture and Food SecurityEast Africa