Rural and agricultural economy and their value chains play a key role for fostering economic growth, job creation and development in ACP countries. Private sector investments are essential for unlocking this potential.
In the context of EXPO Milan, the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission is organising a conference on “Agri-business investments in partnership with farmer’s organisations in ACP Countries”.
The aim of the conference is to engage stakeholders and partners to work on a common blue-print for smart agri-business investments in ACP countries in partnership with farmers’ organisations. Participants are invited to discuss the best ways to promote investments that seize the opportunities offered by regional and international trade and how to best tackle the challenges ahead, in the context of guaranteed free market access to the EU.
The event is organised by the European Commission, in partnership with African Union Commission, the ACP Secretariat, the European Investment Bank and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). The conference brings together partner organisations in the EU (the European Commission and the EIB), the African Union and ACP, agri-businesses and farmers’ organisations from EU and ACP countries, international organisations, development agencies and NGOs.