The government of the United States, the government of Japan, and the African Union Commission hosted a Roundtable discussion on responsible agricultural investment (RAI) on April 25, 2010 in Washington, D.C., in close coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the World Bank. More than 130 invited representatives attended the Roundtable from developing and developed country governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector and civil society.
The event was intended to broaden and deepen ongoing dialogue over seven proposed principles for responsible agricultural investment developed by FAO, IFAD, UNCTAD, and the World Bank. The attached is a Co-Chairs' summary of the major points of discussion during the Roundtable.
See Roundtable Remarks made by Jose W. Fernandez, U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs and Roundtable Remarks made by Esther Brimmer, U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs.