Promoting sustainable agriculture and trade for inclusive growth

Addressing inequalities through private sector development and investment

High-level panel - Auditorium
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
14:30 to 16:00

Promoting innovative sustainable agricultural business models in developing countries, and in Africa in particular, can strengthen national and regional economic development and contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Sustainable impact investments in food production and trade can create decent jobs through new transformative partnerships. The potential of trade and business cooperation is key to support the development of agri-food enterprises  and fully maximise trade and enhancing new markets in regional and global value chains. Inclusive and remunerative models which address the inequality factors across the value chains need to be shared and upscaled. New skills development able to match the market needs in value-addition products, blending facilities and innovative solutions to scale up are needed. 

Organised by


Michael Hailu
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
Zhi Yong Heng
Principal / Head of Trade Finance & Special Situations Group
TLG Capital
Mwala Mooto
Young Leader - Zambia
Patrick Gomes
Secretary General
ACP Group
Isabelle Durant
Deputy Secretary-General
United Nations Conference on Trade
Leonard Mizzi
Head of Unit
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development
Maria De La Concepcion Blanco Aguado
Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions
BBVA Microfinance Foundation
David Laborde
Senior Research Fellow