ACP Agriculture Trade EDD2016

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The EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the EU-ACP Technical Barriers to Trade Programme (TBT) and the EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme jointly organised two very successful debates at the EDD2016 on pressing development issues in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP).

Developments in agricultural trade and the Sustainable Development Goals in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

June 15th – 9.30 to 10.45 am

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Presentation

This debate brought insight from experts and engage participants on how current and future trends in agricultural trade and investment, and enhanced public-private partnerships, can support development in ACP countries.

Moderator:
Edwin Laurent – Director of the Ramphal Institute and a Senior Adviser to the UNEP

Speakers:
Vivanou Gnassounou – Assistant Secretary-General, ACP Secretariat
Arancha González – Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC)
Shengen Fan –  Director General of IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute)
Roberto Ridolfi – Director for Sustainable Growth and Development European Commission – DG for International Cooperation and Development
Daniel Gad – Managing Director, Omega Farms Ethiopia

Click here for more info on this event on the EDD webisite

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The treatment of food standards in mega-regional trade agreements

June 16th – 9.15 to 10.30 am

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The rules governing global trade are increasingly being defined by mega-RTAs such TTIP, TTP and RCEP, with important development implications for the ACP in terms of full integration into global value chains, capacity to negotiate regulatory frameworks, and ACP producers’ ability to meet compliance costs, including tighter food standards.

Moderator:
Jean-Pierre Halkin – Head of Unit for Rural Development, Food Security and Nutrition
European Commission – DG for International Cooperation and Development

Speakers:
Catherine Grant Makokera –  TRALAC research associate and director at Tutwa Consulting
Donald Mmari – Executive Director at Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)
Edwin Laurent – Director of the Ramphal Institute and a Senior Adviser to the UNEP
Jackie Le Gosles – Health and Consumers Directorate General, EC (DG SANCO)

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