Monday, 15 December 2008

Stakeholder Consultation on Regional Policies and Markets

29-31 October. Accra, Ghana. This three-day workshop was organised by FARA to determine the content, strategic approach and implementation framework for NSF3 (networking support function 3). The objective was to assess and determine key issues and interventions of FARA’s comparative advantage in facilitating and coordinating initiatives and activities on regional policies and markets that would enhance broad-based improvements in agricultural productivity, competitiveness and markets in Africa.

The consultation brought together 20 participants from 10 countries (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda) representing FARA stakeholder institutions and collaborators (SROs and NARS); regional policy institutions and their networks; and Universities. A participatory approach was adopted in which opportunities were created for participants to share experiences, capture lessons from the experiences and to use the outcomes to determine the key issues and interventions that NSF3 should focus on.