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Tackling Pulse Markets and Stability

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12:45 – 14:15 / Lunch Provided

Iran Room – FAO Headquarters

Pulses play a significant role in enhancing global food and nutrition security, environmental protection and enhancing the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. However, significant market access challenges are creating trade unpredictability, limiting the sector’s ability to fully realize its potential to contribute to food security objectives.

In advance of the International Year of Pulses in 2016, the Global Pulse Confederation, CICILS, will hold a side event during this year’s meeting of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP) in Rome. Please join us as we focus on pulse examples from four continents that will be valuable to all commodity trade discussions that aim to develop well-functioning trade policies and stable markets at the local and international levels.


Abreha Ghebrai Aseffa (PhD): Minister Plenipoteniary, Government of Ethiopia


Boubaker Ben-Belhassen: Trade and Markets Division, FAO (UN)

Katia Sambin: Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Acos (Italy)

Charles Ogang: President, Uganda National Farmers Federation (Uganda)

Gord Kurbis: Director, Market Access & Trade Policy, Pulse Canada (Canada)

Huseyin Arslan: Executive Chairman,Alliance Grade Traders (Turkey)

Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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