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sustainability Sustainability in Food and Agriculture:
The Role of the Private Sector and Government

Recognizing that agriculture and food security face a range of pressing challenges from increasing population growth to global warming, IPC will host an international seminar in October 2007 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, to discuss how the private sector and governments can best address these sustainability challenges. The seminar will also include discussion of the role of trade in the sustainability debate.
> View the program and register.

africa Strengthening African
Agricultural Markets

With agriculture widely recognized as vital for food security, economic growth, and poverty alleviation in Africa, the International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC), in partnership with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Zambian Ministry of Agriculture, and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa (PCHPA) hosted an international seminar in June 2007 to discuss how to strengthen Africa's agricultural markets so the continent can better engage in regional and global trade.
> Read the Conference Report and view the presentations

grain and globe The 2007 Farm Bill Debate and Developing Countries
As debate about the future of US agriculture policy and the current Farm Bill is underway, IPC has undertaken a series of briefs to clarify and raise awareness of the key topics in the debate. The briefs focus on the Farm Bill and the Doha "Development" Round, trade promotion authority, energy, white commodities, and food aid. What domestic and international factors affect US farm policy? How might this policy be reformed to better meet the needs of developing countries? Read IPC's Farm Bill series and stay informed on the key issues as they unfold.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted an event to discuss the findings of a longer IPC study on how US farm policies impact developing countries, held on June 27.
> Read the briefs and event summary

About IPC

IPC promotes a more open and equitable global food system by pursuing pragmatic trade and development policies in food and agriculture to meet the world's growing needs. Find out more.

The Latest from IPC

Issue Brief: The 2007 US Farm Bill: Implications for Developing Countries

Issue Brief: Between Safety and Commerce: How Sanitary Measures Affect Global Dairy Trade

Issue Brief: Economic Partnership Agreements Between the EU and Africa

Summer Issue of IPC's newlsetter, the Agritrade Forum

Beyond Oil & Gas: African Growth and Opportunity Act's Benefits to Africa

July 2007


IPC in the News

Sec Johanns Comments on House Passed Farm Bill

Doha/Trade: "Doha Development Round: Is There A Way Forward or Not?

Congress pushed on world impact of farm policy
Washington Post

Africa urged to boost trade for food security

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