The “Agri-Food Industry Organizations (AFIOs) as Change Agents” report has been launched today during a webinar organized by AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NewForesight. AFIOs are member-based entities that integrate different value chain actors, represent the collectivebusiness interests of their members, and work to address market failures. The AFIOs comprisefederations, unions, apex organizations, producer organizations, cooperatives, societies, chambersof commerce, boards, and other business-interest groups from various agri-food subsectors. Furthermore, this report provides a new lens to understand this organizations through a systemicapproach, helping donors, partners and other organizations to have a more comprehensiveunderstanding of these organizations. “While AFIOs enhance the business environment and the competitiveness of the agri-food sector,they don’t often get the attention they deserve.
Source: Ethiopian News December 03, 2021 20:48 UTC