First VP to Address Private Sector Food Security Role Seminar

The First Vice President Ali Osman Mohammed Taha will address today the opening session of the seminar entitled "Prospects of Arab Food Security and Role of the Private Sector" organized by Sudanese Businesspersons & Employers Federation (SBEF) in conjunction with Arab Federation of Chambers of Commerce (AFCC).
 The seminar to be held at Al Salam Rotana Hotel will see the participation of a number of experts and specialists on food security.
For his part, SBEF's secretary-general, Bakri Yousif, has said the seminar will address important topics and issues through the submission of a number of working papers on the world food crisis and its impact on Arab countries.
 In addition, the seminar will address the requirement of reforming and modernizing the system of Arab food security and the role of the private sector, in addition to manufacturing and marketing issues as well as the requirements for the enhancement of Arab agricultural exports.
The papers will also discuss the role of the private and banking sectors in achieving Arab food security in addition to food security project financing.
The seminar will also discuss the role of Sudanese animal resources sector in closing gaps in Arab food security.

By Shadia Basheri, 28/11/2011