The Committee on World Food Security has placed agricultural market instability at the heart of its concerns. However, how this concern should be addressed has been a long-lasting controversy in economics. Is mitigating negative effects enough ? When is market regulation desirable ? What conditions need to be met to ensure feasibility and effectiveness ? Which modalities would be most suited to specific contexts ? How can one minimize the potential adverse effects of markets regulation policies ? These questions are some of the questions that the Group of Research and Exchange on Agricultural Market Regulations (GREMA) tried to answer in a study on agricultural market regulation instruments. Initiated by the Interministerial Group on Food Security, this study was funded by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Employment, the Agence Française de Développement. It examines current economic theory and analyses several experiences of interventions mainly in developing countries. The results of the study will be presented and discussed during the seminar, open to international researchers, policy makers and civil society organizations.
When : December 1st 2010, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Place : Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs - 27 rue de la Convention 75015 Paris
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