How can European NGO reorient research towards more demand-driven approach for African family farmers?
, 25 August 2010
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HOW TO ACHIEVE BALANCED, DEMAND-DRIVEN AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL EUROPE-AFRICA PARTNERSHIPS IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOR DEVELOPMENT (ARD)?
The Collectif Stratégies Alimentaires has organized a European NGO consultation on September 22, 2010, in Brussels. About 30 persons participated to the meeting, with a majority of NGO representatives but also with representatives of African farmers organisations, of private sector and of research. The meeting was animated by Mamadou Cissokho, the honorary president of ROPPA and by CSA.
THE REPORT OF THIS CONSULTATION IS AVAILABLE HEREUNDER
Objective of internal consultations for European NGO’s
1. Morning session
This session was dedicated to the sharing of knowledges on the basis of presentations by FO, NGO and researcher’s presentation, and subsequent discussion. The shared experiences focused on 3 topics:
2. Afternoon session
This session focused on the PAEPARD project. The objective was to develop a common understanding of PAEPARD in order for NGO to define their expectations and common objectives related to the PAEPARD project. Moreover, debates provided the opportunity to deepen the topics approached during the morning session.
The summary of the first consultation of NGOs is now available HERE!
The aim of this document is to summarise the restrictions on and levers for establishing more inclusive, balanced, demand-driven partnerships based on African family farmers’ requirements as identified by the participants in the consultation. This summary, which is based on the presentations of the participants’ experiences and subsequent discussion, is organised around three of the subjects covered during the consultation, namely,
We must remind the reader that the consultation process is a continuing, open process. It is thus important to realise that this document is merely a rough draft of the things that the NGOs want to bring to the fore within PAEPARD. It is actually a working paper and the participants are thus asked to add to it any elements that they deem important but were not included in drafting this document or were not covered during the consultation. For this reason, the last part of this document consists of an open questionnaire aimed at collecting the participants’ comments and additions.
An evaluation form on the consultation day’s organisation is also provided HERE to enable us to improve the next consultations.
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