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


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

3-6 November 2009, Yangling, China

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2011


The regional agro-industries forum for Asia and the Pacific was convened in Yangling, China from 3 to 6 November 2009, jointly organized by the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, IFAD, UNIDO and the Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government of China. The aim of the forum was to facilitate discussion and dialogue on the creation of an enabling environment for agro-industries in the region that incorporates smallholders as significant stakeholders in agri-food supply chains. Participants included government officials, food industry leaders, agro-industry specialists and civil society representatives. The programme of the forum comprised two plenary sessions, four parallel round tables, nine peer assisted workshops and two facilitated side discussions. This publication contains the proceedings of the forum including recommendations towards building capacities for agro-industries development across the region.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
1. Introduction
2. Inaugural Ceremony
3. Plenary Addresses
4. Competitiveness roundtables
5. Peer-assist workshops
6. Facilitated Side Events
7. Closing Ceremony

Annex 1: List of Participants
Annex 2: RAIF-AP 2009 Evaluation Results

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