Tirana, Albania, 21 September 2016

FAO, CIHEAM and the EBRD  convened high-level policymakers, key players from private sector companies, co-operatives and producer organizations, governments, banks, academics and journalists to raise awareness and increase agricultural investment in the Mediterranean.

Co-chaired by high-level representatives of the three Organizations, the Forum’s objective was to share good practices and elaborate policy messages in the area of sustainable agrifood value chain development.

The Forum focused on the Mediterranean region, with a particular emphasis on Albania. The event fostered dialogue between public and private stakeholders while offering an exceptional opportunity to identify areas where investments could boost sustainable agricultural production and trade. Topics included backward linkages between agribusiness and farmers, enabling policy and regulatory frameworks, efficient use of resources, and – generally – responsible agricultural investment practices.

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