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WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy to address ABARE Outlook Conference
Feb '09
World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy will address the 2009 ABARE Outlook conference, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke announced. Mr Burke said Mr Lamy's decision to attend the conference showed the importance of Australia's role in helping to address the world food shortage.

He said it would be a good opportunity to discuss global trade issues at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) conference, to be held in Canberra on 3-4 March. “This visit from the head of the WTO is further recognition of the importance of Australian agriculture in the world economy,” Mr Burke said.

“It shows how much our farmers have learnt and can share with other countries. They have invaluable expertise in dealing with an extreme climate.

“Those lessons are more important than ever, as threats to food security, the global recession and climate change could all affect the world's ability to feed itself into the future.

“Mr Lamy's visit is also timely as efforts continue to conclude the Doha Round of world trade negotiations, with the Rudd Government working hard to help achieve a successful outcome.

“It is critical that we secure a strong result in the Doha Round to allow food to move freely to where it is most needed.

“Free trade is also vital as the world deals with the impacts of a global recession.”

The theme of the ABARE conference – A changing climate for agriculture – will look at the future of the agricultural and natural resource sectors as they adapt to climate change and other global challenges.

More than 70 speakers are expected to address issues including the economic outlook for the sectors, farm performance, trade, irrigated agriculture and commodities, climate change, land management, food security and biosecurity.

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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