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As we have witnessed over the past years, rapid transformations in global food systems raise new opportunities, but also a substantial array of challenges, with implications for the achievement of the collective ambition set out under Agenda 2030 in the form of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Agriculture continues to play a pivotal role in contributing to economic growth, poverty alleviation, rural development, as well as food security, reflecting its importance not only as a provider of food, but also as a source of income for many households. Meanwhile, rising per capita incomes, urbanisation, diversifying demand patterns, as well as the emergence of global value chains present new market opportunities for farmers, trading and food processing firms, consumers and other types of economic actors. Nonetheless, in the face of increased competition for limited natural resources, fragile ecosystems and unpredictable effects of climate change, seizing these opportunities is not without competing risks and challenges. Added to this, new public policy issues are arising in relation to the increased use of digital technologies; and, more particularly, as to what they will imply for the structure and continued development of agriculture and food systems.

The workshop will thus explore the different challenges and opportunities stemming from key market trends coupled with uncertainties. It will discuss the role of policy design and implementation in laying the foundations for a productive, competitive, equitable and sustainable agricultural and food system and how policies can be employed as a coherent package, adapted to the circumstances of different countries and regions. The workshop will therefore focus both on selected global issues and trends and on the specific policy questions facing Chinese agricultural policy going forward.

Further information is available on the OECD's website.

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Mingfa International Hotel in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
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AGRICULTURE
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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

The aim of the meeting is to create a space for international policy-makers, negotiators, farm groups and other policy actors to explore the extent to which the G-20 process, WTO negotiations and the emerging architecture of preferential trade agreements could allow governments to achieve progress towards SDG2, by improving the policies and global rules that govern markets for food and agriculture.

The dialogue takes place in the context of Argentina’s 2018 presidency of the G-20 group of major economies, which has established “a sustainable food future” as one of three top priorities. Following the lack of consensus outcomes on agriculture at the WTO’s eleventh ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, the G-20 process should be an opportunity for decision-makers and political leaders to revisit how best to take concrete steps towards the achievement of the SDGs, including through actions to improve the functioning of global markets for food and agriculture. At the same time, the fast-changing landscape of preferential trade negotiations is reshaping frameworks for economic integration, both within the Latin American region and beyond. As climate change creates new challenges for economic actors, governments will need to take decisive and coherent collaborative action on trade and markets for food and agriculture in order to transform the bold vision of Agenda 2030 into reality.

This event is by invitation only.

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Hotel Meliá, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Trade, Food Security, and the 2030 Agenda
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Friday, 16 March 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm