Publication

Report of the Regional Agro-industries Forum for Asia and the Pacific

3–6 November 2009. Yangling, China

The first Regional Agro-Industries Forum for Asia and the Pacific (RAIF-AP) was convened in
Yangling, China, during the period 3 to 6 November 2009. It was jointly organized by the FAO
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, IFAD, UNIDO and the Shaanxi Provincial People’s
Government of China. The forum provided follow-up to the Global Agro-Industries Forum,
(GAIF) organized by FAO, UNIDO, IFAD and the Government of India in April 2008 with a view to raising awareness, considering strategies and promoting partnerships towards the development of competitive agro-industries. The Asia-Pacific regional workshop convened during the GAIF concluded that context specific interventions were required to meet the challenges specific to the Asia Pacific region, in: 1) promoting investments in physical and social
infrastructure; 2) creating an enabling environment for agro-industries; and 3) integrating smallholder farmers into competitive agro-industries.

Subject:
  Agribusiness development, Agricultural marketing, Agricultural finance and investment, Food and agricultural industries,     Agro-industries sub-sector development
AGS main series:
  Other
Publisher:
  FAO/IFAD/UNIDO/Shaanxi Provincial People's Government
Region:
  Asia and the Pacific
Year:
  2010
Language:
  English