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Seminar 4 - Markets and Trade

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Seminar 4: Markets and Trade

This seminar will address the broad themes of making markets/international trade work for the poor, and the risks and vulnerabilities facing poor rural communities in global markets. Key seminar objectives include sharing knowledge on new research and thinking regarding the linkages between markets, natural resource management and poverty reduction, and shaping USAID programming to better reflect the inter-relatedness of these three elements.

Aaron Cosbey, a Senior Advisor at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, will discuss the links between trade, the environment and development. Augusta Molnar, Director of Forest Trends’ Communities and Markets Program, will speak on how to make markets work effectively for the poor. Finally, Abt’s John Lamb, will address natural resource commodity chains and the poor.

Following panel presentations, there will be an open discussion on themes presented in the seminar.


Reading List

  • Anderson, K. and L.A. Jackson. 2004. Implications of Genetically Modified Food Technology Policies for Sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank. Washington, D.C. 36p.
  • Cline, W.R. 2003. Trading Up: Strengthening AGOA’s development potential (91KB PDF). Center for Global Development Brief. Center for Global Development. Washington, DC. 8p.
  • Cosbey, A. 2004. A Capabilities Approach to Trade and Sustainable Development: Using Sen’s conception of development to re-examine the debates. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Winnipeg, Canada. 67p.
  • Cosbey, A. 2004. Lessons Learned on Trade and Sustainable Development. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Winnipeg, Canada. 52p.
  • Dollar, D. and A. Kraay. 2000. Growth is Good for the Poor (105KB PDF). World Bank. Washington, DC. 51p.
  • Duraiappah, A.K. 2004. Exploring the Links: Human well-being, poverty and ecosystem services. International Institute for Sustainable Development. Winnipeg, Canada. 46p.
  • Farrington, J. 2004. Recognizing and Tackling Risk and Vulnerability Constraints to Pro-poor Agricultural Growth. Paper presented at OECD POVNET Agricultural Group Meeting, Helsinki, June 17-18, 2004. 24p.
  • Food & Agriculture Organization materials: Non-Wood Forest Products page Non-Wood Forest Products Publications 6. FAO: NonWood-Forest Products Activities; Non-Wood Forest Products Publications 11. Non Timber Forest Products/UNEP-WCMC ;Non-Wood Forest Products Publications 12. Non-Timber Forest Products -
  • Institute of Development Studies publications
  • Mansuri, G. and V. Rao. 2004. Community-Based (and Driven) Development: A critical review. World Bank. Washington, D.C. 77p.
  • Timmer, P. 2003. Agriculture and Pro-Poor Growth (17KB PDF). 2003. From Panel 4 of a Pro-Poor Economic Growth Studies discussion session held at USAID on February 25, 2003. 3p.


Seminar Series

1: Links between NRM & Poverty?

2: Power & the Social Dimensions

3: Assets, Poverty Traps and Rights

4: Markets and Trade

5: Migration, Marginal Lands

6: Key Macro and National Level Issues

7: Programmatic Issues and Tools

8: Conflict, Corruption, NRM & Poverty Reduction


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