Innovative policies and institutions to support agro-industries development
As part of its mandate to lead international efforts in achieving food security for the world’s growing population, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) promotes the development of agro-industries through its technical programmes, including activities in the areas of policy advice, capacity building, advocacy, awareness raising, investment promotion, and resource mobilization. This work is spearheaded by FAO’s Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division (AGS), which is engaged in field and normative activities in many developing countries worldwide. [...] This publication presents the papers commissioned by FAO from qualified researchers and development practitioners through a competitive process held internationally. Comprising 12 chapters and preceded by an editorial overview, the papers cover a wide range of country and regional experiences on the design, implementation and evaluation of policies and institution strengthening programmes and projects. It is hoped that collectively they can represent an important contribution to policy-makers and other professionals interested in promoting the development of agro-industries.
Agribusiness development, Agricultural marketing, Agricultural finance and investment, Food and agricultural industries