This blog shares information about Regional Policy Briefings organised in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The ACP Regional Briefings are organised by the Technical Centre on Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in cooperation with the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat and the ACP Group of Ambassadors as well as the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (Concord).
1st African Continental Briefing on the future of African agriculture and the renewed role of FOs
The 1st African Continental Briefing on “Envisioning the future of African agriculture and the renewed role of farmer’s organizations” which will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 3-5th December 2013, will look at the policy issues from a farmer centred perspective. You can download the detailed program of the event, as well as a brief research note on the topic here. Most of the resources and expertise are African-based as to create links between farmers, researchers and policy-makers. The Continental Briefing will be held annually.
The conference will also have the opportunity to launch of the PAFO knowledge platform supported by The Knowledge Management and Communication Programme (KMC), which is developed and run by the Knowledge Management (KM) experts for each regional Farmers Organisation(FO). It is therefore key that the KM group of FOs access and feature knowledge of importance for the FOs groups.
A very active e-discussion is taking place among over 250 participants from the FOs to feature key areas of interest. In view of the great participation and success, this will continue as a way to promote exchange of knowledge and good practices on a regular basis.
This continental briefing is supported by the CTA and the African Union Commission (AUC). Other sponsoring organisations include; (SACAU, PAEPARD, Action Aid).
We will give timely information about the next Briefings on this blog.