Agriculture needs decent wages for farmers — ITC chief

What can we learn from the criticized G-8 food alliance and what’s the best way to to ensure better returns for small farmers?

There is no simple answer — but the initiative is a huge opportunity for the international community to come together to improve productivity, Arancha Gonzalez, executive director of the International Trade Center, told Devex Editor Rolf Rosenkranz at the 2013 European Development Days in Brussels.

“Agriculture is not just about food. It’s about livelihoods, it’s about poor communities, it’s about climate change, it’s about energy,” said Gonzalez.

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Watch the full video here to find out more about how Gonzalez views the G-8 food alliance and what the keys are to providing comprehensive solutions for agriculture, farmers and all the sectors of development they intersect.

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