Food production challenge: quantity and quality
Unleashing the food production potential of Europe and Central Asia – while meeting consumer demand for higher-quality products – is the focus of a two-day meeting in Belgrade this week.
“Best food: How to produce both quality and quantity in Europe and Central Asia” is the challenge being analyzed and discussed by some 120 senior representatives of private companies, government officials, international financial institutions, development agencies, and donor governments, at the annual meeting of EastAgri.
The meeting is organized by FAO and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), with financial support from the World Bank.
Reaching new marketsDemand for quality food has become more sophisticated both in local and export markets. Consumers increasingly ask for food that is distinctive and safe. They expect products that respect the environment, rural communities, and small-scale and traditional producers.
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