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Monday, September 28, 2020

2020 Report on State of Agricultural Commodity Markets debuts - NaijaAgroNet: ... Linking agrobiz, sustainable environs, people & technology


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched the State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2020, reports NaijaAgroNet.

FAO, NaijaAgroNet gathered, posited that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the close relationship between markets and food security, and the role of global food systems in withstanding shocks.

This year’s The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2020 (SOCO 2020) 
NaijaAgroNet gathered, made a case for the role of international trade and well-functioning markets in spurring inclusive economic growth and sustainable development, and strengthening resilience to shocks.

Also, SOCO2020 
NaijaAgroNet reports, offered a detailed analysis of the major global trends in agri-food markets and trade, including quantifying the growth of agri-food global value chains over the last two decades.
In addition, it discussed policies, mechanisms and digital innovations that could help developing countries and smallholder farmers better participate in and reap the benefits of global value chains.

As well as look at policy responses to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food value chains, both nationally and globally.

The launch of the report, NaijaAgroNet gathered will take the form of a virtual event, on 23 September 2020, from 16:00 (CEST) Rome, Brussels, Geneva /10:00 (EST) Washington D.C. It will feature addresses by the FAO Director-General, agriculture ministers, a technical presentation; and a moderated panel discussion of the report’s findings.

Isaac Oyimah/Editor

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