Agricultural Trade, Food Security, and the Forgotten Smallholder Farmer
Launch of the CSIS - UNFAO Speaker Series on Agricultural Development
Within an international trade regime marked by ever more stringent quality and safety standards, sophisticated value chains, and byzantine contracts, the challenge of linking smallholders to markets is no simple task. Considering the increased importance of agricultural trade to food security, it is also not a task that we can afford to ignore.
What is the role of smallholder farmers in the global exchange of agricultural goods? What barriers do trade regulations and standards impose for smallholders to access local, regional, and global markets? How can we build an enabling environment for trade in which smallholders participate more fully?
Join us for a discussion on linkages between trade and food security, and the overlooked role of the smallholder farmer. This is the first public event of the joint CSIS Global Food Security Project and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Liaison Office for North America speaker series on agricultural development.