Panel Discussion: Enhancing producers competitiveness in International Food Value Chains

Training or workshop
Date18 Dec. 2015


The debate will bring together MNEs, renowned academics, and development practitioners from International Organizations to focus on how multi-stakeholder linkages can help SMEs and farmers acquire innovative production, business and commercial knowledge and opportunities that are necessary to boost competitiveness. The discussion will yield important lessons for firm strategy, cluster development and national policy. WELCOME REMARKS Mr. Anders Aeroe, Director, Division of Market Development, ITC SPEAKERS Ms. Giorgia Giovannetti, Full Professor, University of Florence Ms. Roberta Rabellotti, Full Professor, University of Pavia Mr. Larry Attipoe, Director of Int. Development, Fairtrade International Mr. Daniel Böni, Head of cocoa Purchasing and Sustainability, Chocolats Halba, Division of Coop Mr. Michael Clark, Senior Coordinator, Governance and Policy, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Mr. Gilles Brunner, Co-founder, Algrano MODERATOR Ms. Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Center (ITC)