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Farmers' Markets: Market-oriented approaches to sub-Saharan African agriculture

21 March, 2012 - 18:00 to 19:30
Austria

Venue: Festsaal der Universität für Bodenkultur, Gregor Mendel Straße 33, 1180 Wien

Background
Most African livelihoods depend on agriculture. According to the World Development Report (2008) agriculture employs 65 percent of the population and contributes on average about 30 percent to GDP of most African countries. While these numbers seem impressive, Africans have repeatedly faced periods of food insecurity. African food production is still predominantly in hands of small-scale farmers, often on subsistence basis. Most of these subsistence farmers have poor or no access to buying and selling markets. 
This raises one main question: How can markets help to improve farmers’ livelihood and food security?

Welcome
Bernhard Weber | ICEP

Panel Discussion
Michael Brüntrup | German Development Institute
Frank Hartwich | UNIDO
Michael Hauser | Centre for Development Research
Waltraud Rabitsch | Austrian Development Agency

Moderation
Ambrose Osakwe | BOKU

Questions from the Audience

Drinks & Networking

Please find the invitation here: http://www.icep.at/gg/GG_Einladung.pdf

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