FAO, EBRD and CIHEAM organised a forum in Tirana on sustainable agricultural production and Inclusive Agribusiness
Investing in sustainable agrifood value chains and inclusive agribusiness in the Mediterranean region was the focus of a high-level forum on 21 September 2016 in the Albanian capital, Tirana.
The event was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), in close collaboration with Albania’s Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration (MARDWA).
After the opening addresses of H.E. Edmond Panariti, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration; Mohammed Sadiki, Vice-President of CIHEAM; Victoria Zinchuk, Acting Director for Agribusiness at the EBRD; and Raimund Jehle, Regional Strategic Programme Coordinator at FAO, policy-makers and representatives of private sector companies, cooperatives, producer organisations, governments and academia took the floor to identify areas where investment could boost sustainable agricultural production in the region and to share best practices.
DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE
Watch the video