[ASC-list] The Supermarket Revolution in Food: Good, Bad or Ugly for World's Farmers, Consumers and Retailers?

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Wed Jul 6 02:39:05 UTC 2011

Apologies for weird formatting for some recipients in last posting!

Cathy Reade




The Supermarket Revolution and Food Security

14-16 August 2011



While the current debate around supermarkets in Australia is focussing on
their pricing policies, the issues related to the so-called 'supermarket
revolution' are much broader both in Australia and in the developing world. 


The 2011 Crawford Fund annual development conference is titled The
Supermarket Revolution in Food: Good, Bad or Ugly for the World's Farmers,
Consumers and Retailers? The event will be held on 14-16 August in Canberra
and will debate the extent to which the growing significance of supermarkets
and a range of issues related to the marketing chain are impacting
consumers, producers and traders. 


President Haruhiko  Kuroda of the Asian Development Bank; Professor Thomas
Reardon from Michigan State University who is the leading international
scholar in the field, and Professor Allan Fels AO, former chair of the ACCC,
will join a range of international and Australian specialists to highlight
what the issues are and what they mean for world food supply, trade,
security and scarcity. 


The Hon Kevin Rudd, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will present the Sir John
Crawford Memorial Address at the conference dinner on 15 August. More
information is available at  <http://www.crawfordfund.org>
www.crawfordfund.org or contact Cathy Reade, Conference Manager and
Coordinator, Public Awareness at The Crawford Fund at
<mailto:cathy.reade at crawfordfund.org> cathy.reade at crawfordfund.org or


Reporting journalists are welcome to attend for free and should register
with Cathy to do so.


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