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Trade wars: what implications for agriculture in Africa and other world regions?

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This event, being organized jointly by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), took place on Thursday October 10, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. It focused on the implications of trade tensions in major economies on the agricultural sectors of other countries.

Trade in food and agricultural markets today is taking place against a complex backdrop, with many of the world's advanced and emerging economies imposing a succession of tariffs and retaliatory measures, both on agricultural and non-agricultural products, as the result of heightened trade tensions. Some countries have announced new farm subsidy measures with a view to helping domestic producers who have been adversely affected by the new barriers to export markets. This informal policy dialogue explored how the new measures could affect markets for food and agriculture, focusing in particular on the implications for Africa as well as other world regions.

Please note that this event was by invitation only. Event presentations are available below, with more forthcoming.

Event details

  • October 10, 2019

  • Hotel Royal

  • Geneva, Switzerland