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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Group, FAO &CTA make joint call in Addis

A high-level panel on Investments and Agribusiness for Food and Nutrition Security: Public and Private Sector Coordination took place in the margin of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (13-16 July 2015). The high-level panel, jointly organised by the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) Group, FAO and CTA brought together high-level speakers to discuss how to better coordinate investments by the private and public sectors in the agri-food sector to achieve sustainable food and nutrition security, and the specific nature of these investments. The meeting was opened by Patrick Ignatius Gomes, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO and Michael Hailu,  Director of CTA, who also moderated the discussions. Panellists included Wondirad Mandefro, State Minister of agriculture; a representative of Roberto Ridolfi, Director, Sustainable Growth and Development/Director General Europaid, European Commission; Pim van Ballekom, Vice President, European Investment Bank; Pierre van Hedel, Managing Director, Rabobank Foundation and Andreas Proksch, Director-General, Africa Department, GIZ.