Geneva AGA 2016


The Annual General Assembly took place 20-21 January in Geneva, Switzerland, on the topic of "Agricultural Trade and Rural Development: duet or solo playing?". The event was hosted by Swiss Development Cooperation Agency, one of the board members of the Platform. Each year the 38 members of the Platform, under the leadership of the hosting country, decide what will be the most relevant topic in their development policy portfolio for the next year. Based on this decision the Annual General Assembly in 2016 focused on the topic of policy coherence between agricultural trade policies and rural development.

Summary of the Assembly, Videos and photos will be posted shortly.

//  Objectives of the Annual General Assembly

The general objectives of Annual General Assemblies of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development (AGA) are to:

  • Identify potentials and limitations in policy coherence between the national/ regional/ global trade regimes and rural development priorities – how can the two communities grow closer together for food security, economic growth and job creation in the rural space?
  • Critically review trade-related instruments, programmes and policies for their potential to develop sustainable food systems/improved agriculture and to foster inclusive rural development
  • In order to make policy coherence between trade and ARD work for agriculture and the rural space, explore what priority support is already provided or should be offered by the donor community, international organisations and the private sector to enhance trade for food security, agricultural and rural development (ARD)

//  Agenda and Concept Note

You can download the AGA official booklet here, it includes Agenda and speakers' bios

Please note that participation on this day is restricted to member organisations and prospective members of the Donor Platform

Concept Note AGA Geneva

//  Previous AGAs

Florence AGA 2014
Paris AGA 2014
The Hague AGA 2012
Berlin AGA 2011

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