EBRD and FAO host public-private dialogue on Egypt’s grain sector
May 26, 2016
A high-level conference hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Wednesday 25 May in Cairo, sought to strengthen the role of the private sector in Egypt’s crucial grain sector, with the aim of improving efficiency and reducing waste and damage.
The one-day conference in Cairo was entitled “Securing the future of Baladi bread” – a reference to the typical Egyptian flatbread that is a staple for Egypt’s fast-growing population. Participants addressed the issue of how Egyptian public-private cooperation could help ensure food security in Egypt in the future and discussed the urgency of investments in the modernisation of Egyptian grain industry infrastructure.
The joint FAO/EBRD project, “Initiating public-private dialogue in the Egyptian Grain Sector” contributes to implementing the strategic objectives of FAO to support an efficient network for food production and foster Egypt’s national food security strategy by helping eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. (EU Neighbourhood Info)