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Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division

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60 children from Marymount International School in Rome visit FAO Headquarters to learn more about food waste
On 11 March 2015, FAO hosted a group of ten-year-old schoolchildren who had come to hear about food waste. Following a presentation by Alison Small on “FAO: what it is and what it does”, Mireille Totobesola-Barbier from the Rural Infrastructure [...]

The Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division advocates and supports the development of entrepreneurship in agricultural support services.
FAO members are assisted with appropriate policies, strategies and methodologies for strengthening agricultural support systems and the delivery of services as well as technologies for production and post-production activities. The Division aims to assist farms and agribusinesses in developing managerial and technical skills for supporting production, post-harvest, infrastructural, marketing and financial operations related to developing and improving efficiency, effectiveness, competitiveness, and profitability of agricultural and food enterprises.

The Division works in three groups:

  • Agribusiness and Finance Group
  • Agro-food Industries Group
  • Market Linkages and Value Chains Group

For more information, visit our Groups section