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Sectoral and agribusiness development

Sectoral and agribusiness development have a key role to play in enabling inclusive and sustainable industrial development and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. 

The economic gains from agribusiness are transferred to other sectors through higher demand for inputs, technology, transport, communication and quality infrastructure. 

UNIDO is working to introduce environmentally friendly agricultural and processing practices, including the reduction of post-harvest losses and waste through technological improvements, process optimization, the use of digitalization and new technologies to promote smart agriculture, and the utilization of by-products.

Creative industries are considered a key sector for facilitating the operationalization of new perspectives and technologies through sustainable national development strategies.

In response to an increasing number of requests from developing countries, UNIDO has also been intensifying its assistance to promote the development of cultural assets through creative industries. The technical assistance programme for creative industries recognizes the integral role of culture in industrial development and the importance of combining culture with innovation and opportunity-driven entrepreneurship.