CIRAD, FARM, IGPDE and Pluriagri are pleased to inform you that
on 23-24 november 2009
at Pierre Mendès France Conference Centre, Paris (France)
will take place the conference
PRICES AND MARKET RISKS :
FARMERS FACING THE VOLATILITY
with the support of AFD (French Development Agency)
In recent years, agricultural markets have been marked by great volatility. After the their rise in 2007, prices fell for most products in 2008, but remain historically high, particularly in Africa. FAO announces that more than 1 billion people are malnourished in the world in 2009.
- What are the impacts of price changes on agricultural production and incomes of farmers? How the volatility of world prices is transmitted to local markets in West Africa?
- What are the consequences of the uncertainties of the global economic crisis for agriculture? Will the erratic evolution of agricultural markets continue in the medium term?
- What instruments of market risk management (storage, contractualisation, insurance against loss of revenue…) can be implemented in developing and developed countries, to mitigate the impact of price volatility on producers and consumers of agricultural products? What are the lessons of the policies implemented in some southern countries to fight against the price volatilty ?
FARM, Pluriagri, CIRAD and IGPDE invite you to discuss these issues at the symposium, on the basis of studies prepared specially for this occasion, with farmers, economists and policy makers.