DAKAR, Senegal, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - On the initiative of President Abdoulaye
Wade, Senegal is organizing the second edition of the International
Dakar Agricultural Forum on 18th and 19th April 2011 at the Meridien
President Hotel in Dakar.
A month before the G20 agricultural meetings, heads of state, ministers,
farmers and experts from across the globe will meet in Dakar to discuss
regulation and global agricultural governance.
The event is organized in collaboration with the MOMAGRI Think-tank,
(Mouvement pour une Organisation Mondiale de l'Agriculture(1)), to
answer the fundamental questions currently faced by the international
Under which principles can we regulate agricultural markets to prevent
food crises and avoid repeated agricultural crises?
What instruments and international cooperation should be put to use to
improve food security and fight poverty?
On what grounds can we create a new global governance that will make
agriculture, food and environmental preservation top priorities?
The conclusions that emerge from this Forum will undoubtedly form an
essential pillar for international negotiations during the G20 summit
chaired by France.
The Forum will also support the international commitment to strengthen
"the role and the voice of the countries of the South in global
His Excellency Mr. Khadim Gueye, Senegal's Minister of Agriculture, is
scheduled to discuss this issue with his counterparts during the Paris
International Agricultural Show and during the IFAD's Governing Council
in Rome, Italy.
What is the International Dakar Agricultural Forum?
This international event is based on the first Dakar Agricultural Forum
which, on 4th and 5th February 2005, reunited several heads of state
and more than 800 participants: ministers, researchers and academics,
international organizations, NGOs, multinational companies and
agricultural organizations from around world on the theme of "global
The Forum, open to all nations, is now considered a precursor. Indeed,
issues on agriculture and food concern the future of the planet: land
purchases, riots, repeated agricultural crises, agricultural price
As an arena for exchange at the initiative of President Wade and the
countries of the South, the Forum is intended as a prelude to the
Agriculture G20 summit.
For further information:
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