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Presentations from workshop, October 2 , 2009

Julie Flament, 7 October 2009

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Octobre 2, 2009

SESSION 1 - OPENING SESSION: MARKET POWER IS CRUCIAL FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS (9h10-10h30)

Why strengthen the market power of agricultural producers? By Alex Danau (CSA)
The complementarity of collective instruments capable of increasing the market power of producers and their compatibility with strategies to improve their access to markets, by Jean-François Sneesens (professor at the agronomic science faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain, secretary of the Belgian Confederation of sugar producers-CBB)
Debates
Coffee break

SESSION 2 : THE INSTRUMENTS TO STRENGTHEN THE MARKET POWER OF PRODUCERS / PART I(11h00-12h30)

PANEL 1 : collective marketing

Introduction
by Yves Leduc (Dairy farmers of Canada (DFC-PLC), GO5)
[Experience– East Africa] ,
by Stephen Muchiri (EAFF - East African Farmers Network )
[Experience– Hungary] ,
by Geza Varga (GAIA Foundation - Hungary)
Experience– Canada ,
by Yves Leduc (Dairy farmers of Canada (DFC-PLC), GO5)
Discussion

PANEL 2 : Experiences relating to supply management

Introduction
by Niek Koning (University of Wageningen NL)
Experience– Belgium ,
by Alain Masure (dairy officer at the FWA research department - Belgium)
Experience– West Africa ,
by Babacar Ndao (ROPPA)
Lunch

SESSION 2 : THE INSTRUMENTS TO STRENGTHEN THE MARKET POWER OF PRODUCERS / PART II (13h30-16h15)

PANEL 3: Experiences of producer integration (cooperative)

[Experience– Italia] ,
by Francesco Benciolini, from ARI (italian farmer’s organisation
Experience – Central Africa ,
by Kolyang Palebele, (PROPAC, the sub-regional platform of farmers organizations in Central Africa)

PANEL 4: Are experiences of contract farming a promising way of strengthening market power? /em>

Introduction
by Marc Rosiers (Boerenbond, Belgium)
[Experience– Brasil] ,
by Marcos Rochinski (General secretary of FETRAF Sud - Brasil)
[Experience– Senegal] ,
by Ousmane Ndiaye (Director Asprodeb, Senegal)

PANEL 5: Two approaches to market access for producers: the use of standards (quality labels and indications of country of origin) and the shortening of the marketing chains

[Introduction and experience – Italia] ,
by Antonio Onorati (CROCEVIA Italia)
[Experience – South East Asia] ,
by Florante Villas (program coordinator « linking small farmer to Market » in Asiadhrra - South East Asia)
Coffe Break

SESSION 3 : GLOBALIZATION OF THE DISCUSSION ON THE INSTRUMENTS AND STRATEGIES TO INCREASE FARMERS’ MARKET POWER (16h45-17h45)

Discussion in plenary
Conclusion et end of the workshop

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