FAO, EBRD and UFM seek to boost food security in the Mediterranean region

Boosting sustainable agricultural production and trade is one of the main priorities for the southern and eastern rim of the Mediterranean, where most countries produce insufficient quantities of food staples. For this reason, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have co-organised the "Private Sector Forum on Food Security in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region", a two-day conference (5-6 May) to deepen relationships between the public and private sector - from farmers and their organisations to small, medium and large agribusiness enterprises - and to develop initiatives to increase investment in agricultural and food systems.

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