The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe in cooperation with Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations and GIZ is organizing a regional panel on South Eastern Europe “Modernization Partnership South Eastern Europe – Responsible Investment and Cooperation along the Value Chain of the Agriculture and Food Industries in South-Eastern Europe”. The regional panel will take place on January 17th 2013 from 2-5 PM, in room 9, ICC Berlin and will be part of the program of the 5th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) organized within the International Green Week Fair in Berlin from 17-19 January 2013.
The panel will provide an adequate international platform for introducing and discussing the study: “Chances and Challenges of Investment/Co-Operation in the Value Chain in Agriculture and Food Industry in South Eastern Europe” which has been developed by the SWG on behalf of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations. The study identifies those agricultural branches in Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Albania which are of particular importance in the regional value-added chain.
The results of the study and their implications will be discussed among the sector-oriented enterprises from Germany and from the region of South-Eastern Europe. Representatives of the European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development and the KfW Entwicklungsbank will also join the discussion.
The main focus of the 2013 Global Forum for Food and Agriculture is on “Responsible investment in the food and agriculture sectors – A key factor for food security and rural development”. For the program and information details please follow this link: http://www.gffa-berlin.de/en/programme.html.