In this roundtable we will discuss with four invited panelists how public policies can enable, transform and consolidate markets for agro-ecology based on the experiences in their regions. For instance, by supporting the direct connection between producers and consumers, or by promoting consumer involvement in multistakeholder platforms focused on building local and regional markets.
During the event, we will explore the following questions:
o To what extent the success for the creation of markets for agroecology depend on public policy?
o What policy instruments (e.g. public procurement, labelling schemes, regulation, etc) can support markets for agroecology?
o How can public policy support agroecological markets across different scales (e.g. local level, rural-urban nexus at the national level, or global supply/value chains)?
o Minister Edward Centeno, Minister of Agriculture and Husbandry of the Republic of Nicaragua
o Hugo Rojas, Director of Supply at the Secretary of Economic Development, Mayor's Office of Bogota
o Patrick Honauer co-founder Food Networks, social entrepreneur
o Representative from ROPPA (Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations of West Africa)
Moderator: Celine Termote (Alliance Bioversity International-CIAT)
Simultaneous translation in French, Spanish and English will be available.