Agribusiness and Export Development (WG2), 1st Meeting

The first meeting of Agribusiness and Export Development Working Group (WG2) led by the Office of the First Vice President on November 15, 2020, in Gulkhana Palace with the presence of the Senior Advisor of First Vice President, Co-Chairs; Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock was held.

The Senior Advisor to the First Vice President, considering the role of the Agriculture and Export Sector in creating employment and the importance of the private sector in achieving this goal, added that his Excellency the First Vice President is determined to overcome obstacles and problems by understanding and identifying challenges. Serious efforts should be made for the growth of the private sector, and in this regard, several meetings have been held with representatives of the private sector at the zone level.

At this meeting, the term of reference (ToR) of working group 2 was approved by the Co-Chairs and participants. Also, the reform plan of the group which aim to improve the agricultural value chain and improve the quality of products and export development was approved after discussion. It was also decided to hold a technical meeting between the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, the Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock Production, and the technical expert of the PriSEC Working Group 2 this week to review and finalize reforms for agricultural enterprises.

The next meeting of the working group will be held two weeks later, according to the ToR of PriSEC working groups.

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