Sunday, September 23, 2012

Food Crops News 123

 Food Crops News 123 (Bản tin Cây Lương thực Quốc tế)
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Draft Agenda | FARMD Annual Conference 2012:
Risk & Rice in Asia
Pre-Day, Tuesday October 16
Pre-Conference Registration and Evening Drinks Reception
18:00 - 20:00
·        Early conference registration open for delegates
·        Networking Event – “Getting to Know Each Other” 
·        Drinks and canape provided
·        Location: Level 23 Nightspot, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

Day 1 - Wednesday October 17
Registration and Coffee
08:00 - 09:00
·        Conference registration open
·        Location: Foyer of the Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers 
Introductions and Welcomes
09:00 - 09:55
Welcome Address
Welcome from MDTF Donors
Introduction to Conference & The Role of FARMD
Regional Rice Overview: Regional and Global Trends
Introduction to Supply Chain Risk Assessment Framework
Session 1A: Production Risk in Rice: Pest & Disease and Weather Risks
9:55 - 10:00
Introduction to Production Risk in Rice
10:00 - 11:30
Introductions about production risks from leading experts including an overview of how they can tackle such risk.
11:30-12:00 - Morning Coffee Break
Session 1B: Production Risk in Rice: Stakeholders
12:00 - 13:15
Introductions from panelists relating to the challenges and risks that production risk creates for them and the mechanisms they utilize for risk management of these risks.
13:15 - 14:30 - Lunch and Discussion of “The Big Picture”
  • 30 minute lunchtime talk on "Climate Change and Rice"
Session 2: Enabling Environment Risk
14:30 - 16:30
Brief Introduction to Enabling Environment Risk
Presentation: “The role of policy in enhanced risk management. Governments role in improving risk management.”
A consideration of beneficial government policies that can benefit producers and consumers in Asian countries.
16:30 - 17:00 Afternoon Coffee Break
17:00 - 17:30
Summary of key messages from Day One.
17:30 - 19:30 Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Thursday October 18
08:00 -09:00 Breakfast / Coffee
Summary of Day 1 and Introduction to Day 2
09:00 - 09:15
Restatement of Day 1 and format for Day 2
Session 3A: Market Risk – Price Risk for Rice Exports
09:15 - 09:20
Introduction to Price Risk
09:20 -0 9:50
Presentation on drivers in rice export price volatility
09:40 - 11:00
Panel discussion presentation focused on what can be done, what is being done and what might work.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
Session 3B – Market Risk: More than Just Price
11:30 - 13:30
Presentation on non-price market risks.  Focusing on non-rice price related market risks including input prices, changing consumer patterns, infrastructure, contract default, etc.  The session will consider the transition that is taking place from state management of the rice sector in Asian countries to more market oriented operations. 
13:30 - 14:45 – Lunch and Discussion of “The Big Picture 2”
  • 30 minute lunchtime talk on "Changing Consumer Preferences and the Impact on the Industry"
Session 5: Moving Forward – Next Steps in Risk Management in Asian Rice Organizations
14:45 - 16:45
Moderated session where a panel of International Organizations, Regional Organizations, National Bodies and Private Sector discuss what needs to be done going forward to improve risk management for Asia’s rice sector.
 16:45- 17:00 Closing
Day Two Wrap-Up

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