Nov 30

2019 Belt and Road Initiative forum for rural development

2019 Belt and Road Initiative forum for rural development

Event Overview

The Belt and Road Initiative aims to promote collaboration among countries at different stages of development and provide learning opportunities for good practices. In this context, this forum is launched in order to explore the different paths for rural development and poverty reduction. The Forum leads discussions on various topics such as rural development, urban-rural integration, digital finance, innovation ecosystems, rural governance and key drivers of rural revitalisation.

During this event, the Digital Agriculture Forum focuses on digital agriculture on 1 December, which is one of the major pathways to achieve rural development and revitalisation. Experts in the agriculture and food sector and representatives of agribusiness and rural finance are invited to participate in the relevant sessions for keynote speeches and round table discussions.




  • FAO

    Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.