UNIDROIT presents the MAC Protocol at FAO

On 28 September 2023, Legal Officer Priscila Andrade represented the UNIDROIT Secretariat at the “Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization” hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The event provided a neutral forum for FAO Members, farmers, academia, mechanization service providers, development agencies, policy makers, and members of civil society in a dialogue to prioritise actions and strengthen technical networks for the sustainable development of agricultural mechanization.

The Mining, Agriculture and Construction (MAC) Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment was presented during a Thematic Session on “Supply Chains and Standards” to showcase how it provides an international legal framework for asset-based financing of agricultural equipment through the creation, registration and enforcement of legal interests in MAC equipment.

The panel was moderated by Ignacio Ruiz (ANSEMAT, General Secretary; Agrievolution Alliance, President) and featured four other speakers: Saruth Chan (Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia); Charlie O’Brien (Secretary General, Agrievolution); Yahia Khalifa (CLAAS Marketing responsible for Africa and Near East); and Tie Li (Chairman, CAMCO).

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