Ahmad Mukhtar

Economist (Trade and Food Security), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Mr. Ahmad Mukhtar is Economist (Trade and Food Security) with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, at Liaison Office Geneva. He has around 20 years of experience in public, private and international development sectors, working on national and international/multilateral assignments in the areas of international economic and trade policy, commercial diplomacy, bilateral and regional trade issues and implementation of trade and investment policies. Previously, he has worked with the UNCTAD, UNDP, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the WTO, Ministry of Commerce Pakistan and the Board of Investment Pakistan. . He has also led the multilateral WTO-DDA negotiations on Domestic Regulations for Trade in Services as Chairman of the WTO Working Party on Domestic Regulations (2010-2011). He has also worked for different international development partners including the USAID, EU, DFID and ADB in different parts of the world. In terms of educational attainments, he has a very rich and unique combination of educational and professional qualifications in Economics (M.A and PGD, PhD in progress), Law (LL.M and LL.B), Public Policy (MPP), Accounting/Finance (ACMA, PFA), and Biotechnology (PGD). He has completed various professional trainings and courses and also delivered many such courses, workshops and lectures globally. 

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17 Mai 2017
Trade-related barriers constitute one of the major causes of food insecurity in Africa. How can the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement help facilitate agricultural trade and improve food security on the continent? Trade in agriculture is remarkably low in most African economies compared to the...