1 May 2012. Brussels, CSA office. INSARD Advisory Group meeting, back-to-back with PAEPARD meetings: the CSO consultation meeting of 2 May and the PAEPARD multi-stakeholder meeting of 3-4 May 2012.
One of the main deliverables for INSARD (INcluding Smallholders in Agricultural Research for Development) is to come up with a CSO coordination and consultation mechanism that allows CSOs (both NGOs and Farmer Organisations) to participate effectively in regional and international discussions on ARD.
Following the mapping study by Mutizwa Mukute and the international consultation meeting in Nairobi (19 Nov 2011), a summary outlining the overall strategic direction has been developed and shared widely (i.e. through the PAEPARD website and EFARD, and also the INSARD webpage (www.repaoc.org/insard). The INSARD consortium is working on a more elaborated strategy, which was shared and discussed with the Advisory Group.
WP 1: CSO coordination and communication mechanism
WP 2: Producing joint research outlines (in framework of pilot national ARD platforms)
WP 3: Policy-influencing strategy