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.
Agribusiness development, Agricultural marketing, Agricultural finance and investment, Food and agricultural industries, Agro-industries sub-sector development
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FAO/IFAD/UNIDO/Shaanxi Provincial People's Government