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"Innovative Public-Private Partnerships that Promote
International Agricultural and Rural Development"
The theme of the 2008 Annual meeting will be centered on public-private partnerships - their role, how they work, and what they are teaching us. Indeed, if you accept that there are important but different roles for public and private organizations in agricultural and rural development, then you also have to wonder how those roles can best complement each other - what makes a good partnership tick? Speakers at the meeting will first examine the rationale for joint efforts, then describe innovative best practices, and finish with a look ahead at what challenges and opportunities such partnerships offer to those of us who are involved in promoting international agricultural and rural development.