Agricultural transformation, growth and poverty reduction

Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , 2010

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This report summarises discussions from the ‘Agriculture, food security and rural development’ conference, held in Bamako, Mali, April 2010. The conference was organised to exchange experiences and promote learning on topics related to promoting growth and reducing poverty. The dialogue among participants from China, African countries and institutions, and the donor community focused on two themes: China’s experience of economic growth and poverty reduction, including the contribution of international assistance and its relevance for other developing countries, particularly in Africa; and China’s economic cooperation with Africa and the lessons that China and the members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) can share with each other to increase the collective impact of foreign aid on reducing poverty in Africa.