The conference brought together producers, policy makers, researchers, development practitioners and strategic partners, etc., with a view to (a) defining key issues that engender rural livelihood processes in semi-arid Africa, (b) ensuring that designed responses adequately address those issues, and (c) formulating a strategy for an effective and synchronized intervention that facilitates the transformation of rural livelihood processes in semi-arid Africa.
Specific Objectives of the Conference were are to:
- identify and document relevant actors and enhance networks and forums that are actively involved in development of rural livelihood in semi-arid areas;
- define major developmental issues, challenges and opportunities surrounding rural livelihood processes in semi-arid Africa;
- translate elements of strategic responses and investments (e.g., the CAADP framework, Sirte decisions) to effectively address the key development issues of rural livelihood in semi-arid Africa; and
- develop a strategy and action plan that could serve as a common platform for building and sustaining a broader coalition of actors in agricultural and rural development in semi-arid Africa.
Afrique en ligne 29/04 Ethiopia hosts conference on Africa's semi-arid areas
AfrikCom 29/04 Conference on semi-arid area development opens in Ethiopa