30 May 2011

WTI signed MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock of Argentina

The World Trade Institute (WTI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock of the Republic of Argentina to cooperate on a range of academic activities on agribusiness and trade.

The MoU was framed within the context of the 2010–2016 Agrifood and Agroindustrial Strategic Plan developed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Republic of Argentina. Its pillars include cooperation between the academic and productive sectors, and involve a range of initiatives to train specialised professionals that follow the dynamics of international agribusiness. The MoU aims to promote academic and technical collaboration between the two partner institutions. Such collaboration may take the form of jointly-designed and delivered academic courses, distance learning, exchanges of experts, including participation in scientific conferences and seminars, as well as the exchange of relevant research and teaching materials. Planned cooperation may also encompass the promotion of joint research programmes, the exchange of experts on specific issues, as well as internships and visiting fellowships for students and researchers from both institutions.

The first activity to be conducted under the MoU will be a seminar on Agribusiness and International Trade, to be held in Buenos Aires on 30 May to 3 June 2011, at which NCCR Senior Researcher and WTI faculty member Dr Christian Häberli will present recent research results alongside experts drawn from Latin America as well as senior representatives from the World Trade Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank.  

Contact person at the WTI: Dr Christian Haeberli, at christian.haeberli@wti.org