WHEN: 23rd June 6pm – 8.00pm
WHERE: Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3AP
According to World Development Movement £600 Million in UK aid will be spent on a scheme to help big business increase their profits in Africa. This seminar workshop will explore potential perceived impacts of this G-8 sponsored scheme which comes under the banner of ‘New Alliance for Food and Security and Nutrition’.
Join us for a debate?
• Does agribusiness provide jobs and growth for rural communities across Sub-Saharan Africa or wealth for multinationals?
• Is the private sector the most effective at lifting people out of poverty?
• To raise awareness and understanding of Agribusiness issues in Africa.
• To engage with development actors on what is the way forward for food security, corporate social responsibility and agribusiness in Africa.
• Highlight the importance of Agriculture and issues faced by small scale farmer.
• Greater understanding of Agribusiness
• Understanding of DFID’s ‘New Alliance initiative’ and
• What Welsh civil society can do to hold multinational corporations accountable in their implementation of agribusiness policies.
18:00 - 18.15 Welcome from Chair: Julian Rosser
18:15 - 18.25 Nick Dearden on ‘The New Scramble for Africa’.
18.30 – 18.45 Lesutis Gediminas on Land Grabbing and Biofuels in Mozambique
18.50 – 19.00 Norbert Mputu on the Impact of Agribusiness for small scale farmers
19.05 – 19.15 Elen Jones on the impact of Fairtrade and response to SOAS report.
19.15 – 19.50 Q&A