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Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010
A view of the venue (photo courtesy of the Gran Meliá Cancún Hotel)
A view of the venue (photo courtesy of the Gran Meliá Cancún Hotel)
Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2010 convened in Cancún, Mexico, on 4 December 2010, in parallel with the UN Cancún Climate Change Conference, which convened from 29 November-10 December 2010. The approximately 400 participants included representatives from governments, UN and international agencies, businesses, NGOs, academia and farmers. The event featured opening statements by Mexico’s Vice-Minister for Rural Development, Ignacio Rivera Rodríguez and Inger Andersen, CGIAR Fund Council Chair and World Bank’s Vice President of Sustainable Development. In addition to plenary discussions, participants also convened in five parallel roundtables and two ideas marketplace events.

ARDD 2010 was co-hosted by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development, and the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA). The event was sponsored by the ACP-EU (African, Caribbean, Pacific - European Union) Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union (EU), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Organizers included: the Earth System Science Partnership; the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN); the UN Food and Agriculture Organization; the International Federation of Agricultural Producers; Oxfam; the University of Leeds; the World Bank; and the World Food Programme. More.
View of the venue.
Country flags outside the venue.
Slide from Don McCabe’s presentation.
Participants during the meeting.

L-R: Senator Alberto Cárdenas Jiménez, Chair of Mexico’s Senate Agriculture Committee; Xu Yinlong, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science; Josue Dioné, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); and Don McCabe, Soil Conservation Council of Canada, Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Xu Yinlong, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Josue Dioné, UNECA
Walter Kennes, European Commission
Facilitator Samantha Wade
Don McCabe, Soil Conservation Council of Canada, Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Participants during the discussion.

Participants during a coffee break.
Translators at work.
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