More than 100 managers from agricultural companies, agricultural ministers and leaders of various international development organizations are expected to participate at the meeting, dubbed “Private Sector for Food Security Conference.”
The assembly will focus on countries in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region and those in the Black Sea and Central Asia, which need “massive investments” to tackle food security, according to a press release. Initiatives that can improve trade conditions in both regions as well as ways to boost policy discussions between governments and the private sector will be among the topics to be tackled in the event’s working sessions.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti will be attending the conference, which will be held Sept. 13 in Istanbul, Turkey.
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