12 October 2017
Content from our Premium Partner

African Development Bank (Abidjan)

Invitation to the High Level Ministerial Dialogue and Flagship Launch of Post-Harvest Losses and Agro-Processing (Phap)

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire — The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are pleased to invite you to the High Level Ministerial Dialogue and Flagship Launch of Post-Harvest Losses and Agro-Processing (PHAP), which will take place on 21 and 22 November 2017 at the Bank's HQ Auditorium.

The specific objectives of the workshop include:

Establish responsive advocacy in the regional countries with the strategic directions of the Bank in policy formulation and institutional strengthening

Coordination among relevant public sector agencies and their linkages to the private sector and other partners.

Develop Pro-active strategy on optimizing value chains for post-harvest loss reduction including country agriculture policy assessments that prioritize post-harvest loss reduction leveraging on Leadership 4 Agriculture Platform (L4Ag) supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and other partners, which would serve as a forum for dialogue, advocacy and policy formulation to tackle current and emerging post-harvest challenges in Africa.

Take bold actions in discussing the key enablers for the establishment of agro-processing and storage facilities including capturing maximum value in down-stream agro-processing to move Africa up in the global value chains.

Engage directly with key stakeholders that will be involved in scaling up financing to agriculture on the continent.

Lesson sharing from innovative approaches and best practice models including lessons learnt from previous post-harvest losses Reduction (PHLP) conference in Nairobi, lessons from governments' strategies, financial institutions, agribusiness companies, producers, and commodity traders, among others.

The event will bring together about 150 participants from Africa's public and private sectors. These include a number of Ministers of Agriculture, academics, researchers, youth delegates and scholars.

Copyright © 2017 African Development Bank. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.