27 June 2018. The latest Brussels Development Briefing no. 51 on ”Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries ” was organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the European Commission / DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, and CONCORD.
Panel 1: Fragility and its implications for agriculture
This panel shared concepts and approaches to fragility, lessons learned from selected countries and the implications for the agricultural sector and the rural communities.
- What have we learned about fragile states: challenges and opportunities - James Putzel, Dept International Development, London School of Economics, UK [presentation]
- Agriculture as a way to bridge the humanitarian–development–peace divide in fragile contexts - Rajendra K. Aryal, Senior Programme Advisor, Resilience Building, FAO [presentation]
- Investments in Agricultural private sector in conflict-affected or post-conflict countries - Alexandros Ragoussis, Economist, Thought Leadership, Economics and Private Sector Development, IFC, World Bank Group
- Connecting farmers to markets in fragile countries : Successes and lessons learned - Bing Zhao, P4P Director and Global Coordinator, World Food Programme
- Farmers’ Organisations: a social and economic force in a context of chronic instability - Annick Sezibera, Executive Secretary, CAPAD, Burundi [presentation]
- Disaster Risk Reduction and resilience building: the case of South Sudan - Harma Rademaker, Programme Manager, Cordaid, The Netherlands [presentation
- Building resilience to mitigate the effects of future shocks in the agricultural sector in Somalia - Katharine Downie, Head, Data Quality Assurance, M and E and Innovation, Worldvision, Somalia [presentation]