Yesterday the Lebanon Agro-Food Conference 2019 was launched under the theme “A Fundamental Choice for a Better Future” under the patronage of the ministry of Industry represented by H.E Mr. Wael Abou Faour, the Embassy of Italy represented by Chargé d’affaires, Ms. Roberta Di Lecce, and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) represented by Deputy Special Coordinator Mr. Philippe Lazzarini. The Conference was also attended by the Chief of the Arab Regional Division, Directorate of Programme Development and Technical Cooperation, at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in addition to Mr. Fady Gemayel, President of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI).
Our representative in the conference, Development Sector Manager, Mohammad Ajram stressed the importance of this event due to the significant plans it includes to improve the food industry in Lebanon and strengthen frameworks for cooperation with development practitioners and industrialists. He also added that such an event is showing positive results and success stories that could be leveraged upon to plan future projects aiming at a community-based development. Ajram requested all donors to support the development sector and commented that participating in such conferences updates our development sector’s strategic vision, in a way it provides new incomes for communities and improves economic conditions through paying attention to agriculture and industry sectors alike.