According to the sources, the Italian Rice Expo will host the conference on “Finance for Food” to be held on October 16, 2015, which will coincide with the “World Food Day 2015”. The event has been promoted by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) with the support of the Italian Stock Exchange.
As per the programme, the conference will begin at 2.30 PM and will include speeches to be delivered by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella; the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon; Italian Minister of Economy and Finance, Pier Carlo Padoan; the President of IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), Kanayo F. Nwanze,; and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Graziano Da Silva.
Further, the conference will include representatives from several organizations including multilateral development banks, the European Commission, and private financial institutions will also participate in the conference. In this conference the discussion will be held on various ways to strengthen financing for agriculture and agribusiness companies in sustainable development. In the programme it has also been indicated that the event will be streamed live on the website of EXPO Milano 2015, www.expo2015.orgwww.expo2015.org.