At all levels of development, industry can be the primary driver in fighting poverty, ensuring food security and preventing social polarization. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) believes an efficient agro-industry enhances economic stability for rural households, increases food security and helps economic transformation.
At EXPO Milano 2015, UNIDO is showcasing its work in different regions of the world that aims at promoting and accelerating inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
Visitors will learn that UNIDO’s agribusiness activities focus on strengthening the food processing sector in developing countries in order to increase the availability of wholesome and nutritious food both for the local market and for the international markets.
UNIDO works with development agencies to find innovative solutions to challenges facing the food industries. One particular area of focus is the development of value chains and investment in agribusiness to enhance productive capacities and reduce post-harvest losses.
As the agricultural sector remains the backbone of economic activity in most developing countries, strengthening the sector and adding value to agricultural commodities are instrumental to enhancing food security, stimulating economic growth and reducing poverty in a sustainable manner. Together with partners, UNIDO focuses on improving livelihoods and sustainable food supplies through inclusive value chains.
UNIDO also helps national testing laboratories in developing countries improve their food sector’s ability to comply to ISO standards on food safety and quality. And it developed a product traceability approach to help ensure food safety.
UNIDO supports developing countries in building up their compliance infrastructure and enhancing standardization, quality, accreditation, metrology and conformity assessment services.
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