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Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Connecting Smallholders to Markets

28 April and 8-9 June 2016 | Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

Highlights for Thursday, 9 June 2016

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Daily Web HighlightsAbout | 8 Jun | 9 Jun | Summary

A view of Rome near FAO

On Thursday, the OEWG considered draft recommendations contained in the Chair’s Proposal, as well as new text proposals by various members. The discussions were organized under seven thematic clusters, focusing broadly on: information; participation and demand; infrastructure and financing; the broader landscape; production; capacity development; and implementation and follow up.

Meeting in plenary as well as informal consultations throughout the day and evening, participants finalized and adopted the final set of recommendations.

During the closing session in the evening, Chair Gebremedhin thanked all participants, the Secretariat and the Friends of the Chair group for their hard work. She declared the OEWG closed at 10:55 pm.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, has provided a briefing note of the April session and a summary report of the June session. Our April briefing note is available in HTML or PDF format. Our June summary report is available in HTML or PDF format.


Daily Web HighlightsAbout | 8 Jun | 9 Jun | Summary
Funding for coverage of the Follow-Up to the High-Level Forum (HLF) on Connecting Smallholders to Markets,
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