Agriculture needs decent wages for farmers — ITC chief

By Kelli Rogers 27 November 2013

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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Kelli Rogers@kellierin

In her role as associate editor, Kelli Rogers helps to shape Devex content around leadership, professional growth and careers for professionals in international development, humanitarian aid and global health. As the manager of Doing Good, one of Devex's highest-circulation publications, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest staffing changes, hiring trends and tricks for recruiting skilled local and international staff for aid projects that make a difference. Kelli has studied or worked in Spain, Costa Rica and Kenya.

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