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Best Food: How to Produce Both Quality and Quantity in Europe and Central Asia

2014 EastAgri Annual Meeting: Best Food

Evolving consumers' demand and increasingly competitive international markets require new approaches to agriculture and agribusiness. The EastAgri region, which covers 29 countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus, is in a prime position to meet these changing demands and stricter standards. Adding value through quality and origin-based labels and greener food chains are examples of approaches to gain a competitive advantage on International markets. Importantly, an enabling policy environment and adequate access to financing are key to upgrading food chains to higher quality standards.

FAO and the EBRD are organizing the 2014 EastAgri Annual Meeting to bring together International Financing Institutions, banks, agribusiness companies and policy-makers to discuss innovative approaches to fostering investment that help food chains meet higher quality and environmental standards.

Stakeholders from influential public and private institutions from the EastAgri region will address the title question through a plenary panel on the first day and technical roundtable discussions on the second day. Concrete outcomes and next steps will be defined as a group meeting at the end of the two days.

(i) Related Documents
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Detailed agenda English PDF Download
Logistics English PDF Download
Roundtable 1 summary English PDF Download
Roundtable 2 summary English PDF Download
Roundtable 3 summary English PDF Download
Roundtable 4 (part 1) summary English PDF Download
Roundtable 4 (part 2) summary English PDF Download
List of participants English PDF Download
Speaker and moderator biographies English PDF Download
EBRD press release English URL Download
Op-ed Investing in Food Quality Matters English URL Download
FAO: Food production challenge: quantity and quality English URL Download
EastAgri meeting conclusions English PDF Download
EastAgri slideshow English PDF Download
(ii) Plenary Session
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EastAgri: where networking matters, Hidier English PDF Download
Plenary A- Upgrading quality in the region's food chains English PDF Download
Plenary B- Best Partnerships : Enhancing IFI cooperation- EastAgri Download
(iii) RT1 - Expansion to new markets through quality enhancement
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What can be learnt from Organic?- Euromonitor, Cowland English PDF Download
RT1 conclusions English PDF Download
(iv) RT2 - Financing the modernization of agribusiness SMEs
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Introductory powerpoint English PDF Download
Biomashin- Bulgaria English PDF Download
EBRD support for SMEs English PDF Download
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Foundation English PDF Download
Financial engineering schemes in Romania English PDF Download
RT 2 conclusions English PDF Download
(v) RT3 - The greening of food value chains
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Greening Growth in Eurasian Transition Economies English PDF Download
ASTARTA English PDF Download
Why, How + Role of Finance English PDF Download
Implications and Opportunities for the Private sector English PDF Download
Follow the brand- IFC English PDF Download
RT 3 conclusions English PDF Download
(vi) RT 4 - Improving policies and partnerships for investment
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Serbian Dairies Association, G. Janjic English PDF Download
Agriculture sector priorities- Serbia, B. Shamsiev English PDF Download
Warehouse Receipt System, T. Djukanovic English PDF Download
Access to finance for Agri Business Companies, E. Fongers English PDF Download
Private sector companies- cooperatives, G. Grothe English PDF Download
RT 4 conclusions English PDF Download
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