Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Governance and Small-scale Agriculture in West Africa

8th- 10th November, 2010/ Nairobi, Kenya. Idasa’s Economic Governance Programme hosted a conference on ‘Governance and Small-scale Agriculture in West Africa’.
The aim of the conference was to discuss governance and public investment processes and how these are shaping small-scale agriculture in the region.
Specifically, the meeting focused on three themes:

  1. priorities for public investment in agriculture; 
  2. trends in public expenditure on small-scale agriculture; 
  3. and, policy processes and stakeholder participation.
The conference provided a forum for stakeholders to identify constraints and opportunities in agriculture and draw interdisciplinary lessons and best practices.