European Development Days
Monday, October 15, 2012
A wide range of policy factors influence agricultural production and the nutritional status of the poor in developing countries which constitute real challenges for small-scale farmers who are expected to increase their productivity to feed a growing population. The various food crisis and the volatility of commodity prices makes necessary to look at the power relationships that shape our planet, the economic drivers behind key policy decisions, the new policy challenges affecting food production and the role of traditional and emerging actors in the food system.
Various panelists, including Piet Vanthemsche, the President of AgriCord, will discuss will give their perspectives on how they see the future of farmers in the context of new drivers affecting food production, trade and the environment.