French-speaking business forum FFA grants a special prize to UNIDO “Agribusiness for Africa’s prosperity” publication
The book “Agribusiness for Africa’s prosperity”, a collaborative work led by UNIDO, has been granted by the French-speaking business forum FFA (Forum francophone des affaires) its special prize for the best French-language book in economics in 2012, the Turgot Prize. The prize ceremony was held on March Wednesday 14th in the Ministry for Economy and Finance, in presence of Mr Pierre Lellouche, Secretary of State in charge of foreign trade, along with hundreds of companies’ CEOs, finance and trade professionals and the media.
The book was first presented in November 2011 in Paris, by UNIDO Director General Mr Kandeh Yumkella, with the co-sponsorship of AFD (French Development Agency). It sets out the strategies Africa must adopt in order to evolve from agriculture-based growth towards demand-driven and agro-industrial sector-based growth. Efforts should focus on increasing added-value and productivity in the agricultural process of creating value. The book also suggests that countries, in their industrial development policy, should focus on all the actors: producers, suppliers, transformers and local, regional and international retailers.
“Agri-business for Africa’s prosperity” is available online, in French and English: http://www.unido.org/index.php?id=1001692