The COMESA Business Council in partnership with the Africa Regional Standards Organisation (ARSO) will be convening the 2nd Agro-Industry Dialogue on May 17 and 18, 2017. The Focus of the Dialogue is to engage stakeholders in the selected sectors – horticulture, dairy and tobacco to come up with policy recommendations and strategies that support the development of sustainable agro industry supply chain networks in the region.
The recommendations shall be streamlined into an advocacy position for the Agro Industry Work Group which shall be used for advocacy at various COMESA policy organs platform including the COMESA Trade and Customs Committee and Council of Ministers.
- Engage and provide a platform for dialogue amongst the stakeholders in each of the selected
commodity supply chains.
- Share best practices and develop strategies for the development of sustainable agro industry
value chains within the COMESA region.
- Establish the and strengthen sub sectoral groups within the CBC Agro Industry Work group
as part of the strategy for inclusive participation of the private sector with the CBC agendas.