1. Sharing information on policies and mechanisms for promoting the developing countries’ capacity and institutional coordination in agricultural scientific innovation, impact on the national economic development, poverty alleviation and food security;
2. New themes for agricultural research that may have strategic implications for long term prospects for improving agriculture productivity, food security and safety, and sustainable development;
3. Sharing experiences and effective methods in agricultural extension and technology transfer;
4. Strategies and new initiatives for the “South-South” and “North-South” cooperation in agricultural science and technology, and agro-industry development.