‘India-Africa Agribusiness Forum’ to commence tomorrow

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New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): FICCI in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India is organizing ‘India-Africa Agribusiness Forum’ on 10-11 February 2016 in New Delhi. It is in continuation to the spirit of deepening India-Africa cooperation in Agri-food sector echoed during the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit held at New Delhi last year.

This exclusive agri-food business forum shall have participation of multiple stakeholders across the agri-food value chain from Africa and India. Delegates from over 25 countries from Africa are participating to meet their counterparts to discuss the possible areas of cooperation across the entire agri-food value chain.

Senior Ministers from various African countries like Botswana, Seychelles, Zambia are expected to lead business delegations for this prestigious forum.

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Leading international institutions like IFC, FAO, DFID, DRDO, ICRISAT, EXIM Bank, CSIR and leading corporate are also joining in for this important deliberation which shall discuss many areas and most importantly the possible areas of cooperation for food security in addition to many more interesting themes like Innovative financing models; empowering agri sector using innovation, science and technology; and many more.

The deliberations at the business forum will help the policy makers as well as industry to identify the ways of intensifying existing partnership models and identifying the new opportunities for deepening Indo-Africa connect in the agrifood value chain through trade, investment, innovative projects, technology transfer and sharing best practices. (ANI)

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