March 10, 2009—IFC and the governments of Australia and Indonesia are hosting the 2009 Sustainable Agribusiness Supply Chain Conference in Indonesia on March 12 and 13.
The conference, which targets potential agribusiness firms, aims to promote good social and environmental practices in agribusiness and demonstrate how linking small farmers to the global supply chain can help improve incomes, competitiveness, and sustainability.
The event will gather agribusiness executives from around the world to present proven models and best practices for increasing market share and profitability. Industry leaders from China, India, East Africa, and Latin America will share best practices in their operations in such sectors as horticulture, coffee, cocoa, palm oil, and poultry/feed.
Discussion topics will include:
Meeting GLOBALGAP and other protocols
Improving product availability
Minimizing environmental and disease risks
Positioning for greater international access and success.
The conference is part of the Australia-Indonesia Partnership's smallholder agribusiness development initiative to improve the livelihoods of small farmers in rural areas.