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  WORLD GRAIN FORUM  
  6-7 OF JUNE, 2009, SAINT PETERSBURG  
  TENTATIVE BUSINESS PROGRAMM OF THE WORLD GRAIN FORUM  
  Friday, 5 of June 2009 the whole day  
  Registration of the participants of the Forum (Lenekspo, registrar offices in Pulkovo, railway stations, hotels of Saint Petersburg)  
  Saturday  
  6 of June 2009.  
  GRAND OPENING OF THE FORUM PLENARY MEETING:  
  «GRAIN MARKET AND FOOD PROVISION OF POPULATION EXPECTATIONS OF GLOBAL CHANGES»  
 
Global financial economic crisis, instability of grain production and other agro-food goods, unwarranted growth of scales of protectionism form new risks in the world food security. The fundamental element of the world food security is stable expansion of food scales and accessibility of grain for all consumers. At the same time limited land, water and innovation recourses, climate change, inaccessibility of innovation production technologies for many countries, different directions of national agricultural policies put more tough restrictions of the growth of grain production. Existing institutions of the global food security maintenance were established in another epoch and nowadays they don’t cope with new aims, that demands modernization of their activity in the questions of coordination of grain production programs, humanitarian aid, international trade development, expansion of international cooperation in production and grain trade.
 
  Sunday  
  7 of June 2009.  
  CONFERENCES: (are held at the same time)  
  CONFERENCE 1  
  «Grain production and food security provision in a middle and a long-term perspective»  
 
Consequences of the world financial crisis of the year 2008, its influence on the development of macroeconomic situation and the consumption of agro-food products. Expected script of the change of agricultural production including global climate change. Middle and long-term tendencies of production change and grain consumption at sub regional markets, their consequences for the world balance and the situation of the grain market. Taking into account the variety of approaches in the questions of regulation of grain production (some stimulate limitation of production, others its growth, realizations of the state programs of stimulation of consumption and food provision) it is offered to look through the most striking examples of measures dealing with the stimulation of production and demand, work out mechanisms of information exchange, discuss a possibility of coordination of agricultural policies in behalf of the world community in common.
 
  CONFERENCE 2  
 
Programs of food aid: problems, ways and mechanisms of increase of effectiveness in modern conditions. Because of food and financial economic crisis it is necessary to implement a reform in the system of humanitarian food aid. Modern mechanisms of international food aid make the problem of food provision of population not so critical. But at the same time these mechanisms bring down stimuli to the development of national agricultural sector and intensify the dependence on foreign deliveries and situations of world markets. It is supposed to discuss the ways of intensification of positive influence of humanitarian aid on the development of national agricultural economies, mechanism of forming and management of the international surplus fund of grain for fast reaction of the world community on hesitations of the world situation.
 
  BUSINESS FORUM  
 
Black Sea: a place in the provision of the world grain market stability.
Conditions of realization of agricultural potential of the Black Sea territories, their place and role in forming of the world grain balance and influence on the world wheat trade, possible directions of investments and programs of international cooperation.
 
  CONFERENCE 3  
 
Innovations and biotechnologies in grain production
The questions of the development and using of the biotechnical achievements, international cooperation in the sphere of new technologies, selection and seed growing, expansion of using the technologies that protect soil as a factor of stable development of production. Perspectives and problems of using GMO, bio fuel production of the second generation from the waste of agricultural production and woodworking industry.
 
  CONFERENCE 4  
 
Financing of the programs of grain development and world grain trade.
At the conference the representatives of the world and the biggest national financial institutions take part in the discussion of the questions of investments into grain production, using of different financial instruments during grain trade, the ways of growth of accessibility of financial resources for the provision of productive and trade activity.
 
  BUSINESS FORUM 2  
 

The world grain trade: new challenges, risks, possibilities in the conditions of spike on food and financial crisis.
In the conditions of the economic crisis the intensification of regionalization, of administrative and technical barriers are noted in a number of countries. New risks of the change of situation at grain market are formed. Harmonization of demands to the safety of quality, influence of administrative and technical barriers on international trade, state of the perspective concerning the development of the infrastructure of the market, programs of international cooperation in the development of transport infrastructure and optimization of logistics, all these questions will be a subject matter of the Forum.

Round table of the leaders of national farm organizations and associations that unite the participants of grain market.
The economic crisis has increased the necessity of transforming agriculture into strategic sector in the area of policy of economic development. Within the framework of civil society grow the significance of national associations of grain producers and other participants of grain market in the working out of balanced approaches for the decision of actual problems of production development and grain trade, form the mechanisms of cooperation and promotion of worked out decisions in national and international institutions of management.

 
  Chairman of Organizational Committee Zubkov V.A.  
  First Deputy Chairman of the Government of Russian Federation Operator of the Forum:  
  Russian Grain Union  
  +7(495) 607 82 85  
  E-mail: grun@grun.ru  
  Correspondence address:  
  1/11 Orlikov side street, 107139, Moscow, Russia  
  Actual address:  
  1/11 Orlikov side street, 107139, Moscow, Russia  
  Contact numbers:  
  + 7 (495) 745-20-44  
  + 7 (495) 607-82-85  
  Fax: + 7 (495) 607-82-85  
  E-mail: avb@grun.ru  
  www.grain-forum.com/english/  
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