QUNO’s Caroline Dommen was a panellist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) discussion forum, “Why Trade Matters in Development Strategies”. The panel gathered experts on trade and food security to foster dialogue between Geneva trade diplomats and national officials in charge of development planning.
Caroline presented some of the main findings from QUNO’s recent survey on trade and investment in agriculture. She also highlighted some key questions for consideration by national officials when planning for development. These included the importance of asking what kind of development is desirable in the long-term before designing policy and the importance of considering employment factors in agricultural policy.