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APEC Symposium on Inclusive Business in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation

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1. Date

From 9am of Sunday May 8, 2016

2. Venue

Cerro Juli Convention Center, Arequipa, Peru

3. Background

  Rural development and poverty alleviation is one the most important issues in APEC region. In 2015, APEC Policy Support Unit’s Report on “Promoting Products Contributing to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth through Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation” highlighted the important factors such as institutional development, investment climate, access to healthcare and education, and social protection for rural development and poverty alleviation.

  APEC also began work in 2015 on understanding Inclusive Business (IB) and its contributions to achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth and development. The APEC Ministers welcomed the efforts, and instructed officials to conduct more work on understanding IB, especially in agribusiness, manufacturing, housing, tourism, forestry and fisheries.

  Although IB is primarily private sector driven, governments play an important role in creating an enabling environment for IB and promoting this innovative way of doing business.

  In collaboration with Government of Peru, 2016 APEC host economy, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, MAFF, Japan will hold “APEC Symposium on Inclusive Business in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation,” as an APEC project of “PPFS 01 2016S”.

4. Objective

  •  For participants to better understand inclusive business (IB) and its current situations by collaborating with relevant international organizations,
  •  For participants to discuss IB’s role for rural development and poverty alleviation through sharing of experiences

5. Agenda

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:20

 

 

Opening Remarks

  • Ms. Paula Carrion

    Director-General, Office of Agricultural Policies, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Peru

  • Mr. Masakazu Ikefuchi

Deputy Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan

  • Mr. Pruthipong Poonthrigobol

Program Director, APEC Secretariat

09:20-10:30

Session 1

Experts from International Organizations, and/or Governments lead the discussions on Inclusive Business and role of governments for rural development and poverty alleviation.

  • Mr. Maximo Torero

    “Innovations for Inclusive Contract Farming”

    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

  • Ms. Lucia Ballesteros

    UNDP Peru Country Office  

  • Ms. Felicitas Agoncillo-Reyes

    “Inclusive Business in the Philippines”

    Board of Investment, the Philippines

--Q & A (10 min)

10:30-10:50

Photo Session and Coffee Break

10:50-12:20

Session 2

Sharing several practical experiences and case studies on Inclusive Business for rural development and poverty alleviation to discuss ways to further promote Inclusive Business model.

  • Mr. Jose Sialer Pasco

    Productive Development Program on Agricultural Rural (AGRORURAL)

  • Mr. Michinori Yoshino

    Japan International Cooperation Agency, (JICA) Peru

  • Mr Fernando Jun Sasagawa Sasagawa

    Sanshin Amazon Herbal Science. S.R.L

  • Ms. Patricia Flores

    International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

  • Mr Jorge Recharte

    Mountain Institute

  --Q & A (15 min)

12:20-12:25

Wrap-Up

  • Mr. Shigetoshi Aoyama

    MAFF, Japan

12:25-12:30

Closing Remarks

  • Mr. Kenichi Kawamoto

    Director for International Organization Group, MAFF

12:30-

Lunch

 

Executive Summary

Executive Summary.pdf

Presentation Material

1-1_Torero Maximo IFPRI.pdf

1-2_Ballestero Lucia GCP PNUD.pdf

1-3_Reyes Felicitas Agoncillo PH IB.pdf

2-1_Sialer Jose AGRORURAL.pdf

2-2_Yoshino Michinori JICA.pdf

2-3_Sasagawa+Jun+Fernando+SANSHIN_E.pdf

2-4_Flores Patricia IFOAM.pdf

2-5_Recharte Jorge Mountains Institute.pdf

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