High Level Conference on Development of Agribusiness and Agro-Industries in Africa (HLCD-3A)

Opening of the conference in Abuja


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Abuja, Nigeria, 8-10 March 2010

With the support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which will host the event in Abuja, Nigeria from 8-10 March 2010, and under the auspices of the African Union (AU),the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)agencies,in cooperation with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other partners,propose to hold a High-Level Conference on Development of Agribusiness and Agro-Industries in Africa (HLCD-3A).



The HLCD-3A will convene African Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers and senior policy makers, as well as senior representatives of financial institutions. Invitees will consider and endorse specific commitments to enhance the role of agribusiness and agro-industries in promoting food security, employment generation and sustainable economic growth in Africa.






For enquiries on the conference, please contact:
The Conference Secretariat (UNIDO)
e-mail: hlcd-3a@unido.org
Tel: + 43 1 260 26 3723 /3011

For media enquiries,
please contact:

Mikhail Evstafyev
Public Advocacy and Media Advisor UNIDO
e-mail: m.evstafyev@unido.org
Tel: +43 1 260 26 50 21