Enabling the Business of Agriculture
Event Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM (GMT -4)
Location: United States
Online: Online Event
This webinar covered the World Bank Group's newly released report, Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016: Comparing regulatory good practices.
During the webinar, presenters:
- Recapped the objectives and methodology of the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project
- Summarized key findings from the report
- Highlighted how the EBA project is developing going forward
The webinar offered an opportunity for contributors and stakeholders to provide feedback on EBA’s methodological approaches and ask clarifying questions to strengthen the research effort and its outputs.
The EBA project aims to promote smart regulations that ensure safety and quality control as well as efficient regulatory processes that support thriving agribusinesses. The project identifies and analyzes legal barriers to conducting the business of agriculture and quantifies the transaction costs related to dealing with government regulations. The ultimate goal of EBA is to provide governments, private sector, civil society, academia and international institutions with clearly defined good practices that can inform policymaking and trigger regulatory reforms based on examples set by other countries. Eighteen indicators, covering six topics, have been developed to address various aspects relating to production inputs and market enablers that facilitate farmers, firms and producers to sell their goods and services.
The Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016: Comparing regulatory good practices report contains most recent results collected in 2015, comparing 40 countries in 6 regions. The indicators measured in the Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016 report cover seed, fertilizer machinery, finance, transport, and markets. Four additional topics—land; water; livestock; and information and communication technology— are under development and will be included in next year’s report. Two overarching themes—environmental sustainability and gender—have also been explored so that the indicators being developed encourage inclusive and sustainable practices.
Enabling the Business of Agriculture
Kelley Cormier is Acting Division Chief and agricultural economist in the Office of Market and Partnership Innovations in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, where she leads a team that addresses access to finance, agricultural... more inputs systems strengthening, risk management, agribusiness enabling environment, and commercialization of technologies in support of the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative. Before joining USAID, Dr. Cormier led an active research agenda that explored how the evolution of policies and institutions affect agricultural markets and the coping strategies of men and women and agribusinesses. less
Federica Saliola is a Program Manager in the Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group. Federica is responsible for developing programs that measure regulations and regulatory processes that are critical for private sector... more companies when entering and operating in the market, and has been leading the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) program since 2013. Prior to this, Federica Saliola was the Program Coordinator of World Bank Group's Enterprise Surveys project. less
Farbod Youssefi is a Program Coordinator at the Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank. Before he joined the Bank and the Enabling the Business of Agriculture project in 2013, he directed the University of California at... more Davis’ international programs, served as a consultant for organizations such as the World Food Logistics Organization and Postharvest Education Foundation, and worked closely with Chile’s horticultural industry, focusing primarily on postharvest systems and agribusiness development. less