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Dr. Máximo Torero is the Director of the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington. In this video, taken at a Brussels Briefing on Food Price Volatility on 30 November, Dr. Torero explains how food price speculation works, and what impact an ambitious climate agreement in Durban could have on global food prices.
-19 December: EU parliamentary Committee on the Environment, Public health and Food safety: Women and climate change
Council of Ministers
-19 December: Environment Council (Brussels).
-31 December: End of the Polish EU presidency
-1 January 2012: Denmark takes over the EU presidency
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After two days of discussions at the 3137th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries, held in Brussels, the Council has adopted conclusions. Markedly, the Council recognises that “promotion is an important tool in ensuring the competitiveness of EU farming and food processing, ensuring that the agri-food sector can make Europe and third countries aware of the characteristics of European products”.
In a recent report, FAO presents a global overview examining the role that livestock plays in human nutrition, the world food supply and access to food particularly for poor families. It moreover gives a human perspective as analyses how livestock contributes to the food security of three different human populations: livestock-dependent societies, small-scale mixed farmers and urban dwellers.