Report of the Regional Agro-Industries Forum for the Middle East and North Africa
Beirut (Lebanon), 15–18 November 2011
Bilingual version, English and Arabic
The Regional Agro-Industries Forum (RAIF) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) was held in Beirut, Lebanon, from 15 to 18 November 2011. The Forum was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture representing the Government of Lebanon.
The purpose of the RAIF was to raise awareness about the roles of agro-industries in achieving sustainable development and to facilitate information exchange and dialogue on strategies and practical actions to enhance the contribution of agro-industries to food security, employment generation and sustainable economic development in the MENA region. The RAIF was also intended to help clarify priorities in the assistance that FAO, other UN agencies and other development partners might provide to support agro-industries development at the regional and national levels. [...]
Agribusiness development, Agricultural marketing, Agricultural finance and investment, Food and agricultural industries, Post-harvest management