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

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

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Meetings & Workshops

14 December, 2028

Regional: Supporting National and Private Sector Capacities in Sustainable Agricultural and Bioenergy Investments
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07 May, 2022

Regional: Monitoring the Adoption of Key Sustainable Climate Technologies in the Agri-food Sector
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12 December, 2021

Ukraine: African Swine Fever – Risk awareness-raising and risk mitigation
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09 January, 2018

Georgia: Support to Sustainable Value Chains through the Development of Geographical Indications in the Dairy Sector
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13 November, 2017

Serbia: Improving Food Quality and Safety in the Meat Sector
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04 September, 2017

Enhancing Grain Market Transparency in Kazakhstan
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13 March, 2017

Turkey: Study tour to France on Geographical Indications
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19 January, 2017

Serbia: Policy Dialogue in the Meat Sector
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EastAgri is supported by FAO, EBRD, and The World Bank