Program and presentation of speakers

Julie Flament, 15 January 2013

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Day 1

Introductory session

- Why is it important for farmers’ organizations to be involved in agricultural public programs? . Marek Poznanski, CSA. Vidéo!
- Description of the context in which farmers’ organizations organized themselves in Africa and were progressively established with a new role in the governance of land policies. Mamadou Cissokho, honorary chairman of ROPPA. Vidéo!
- Social and political dialogue is the key to a good partnership between the State and farmers’ organizations and it is the result of social movements’ actions. Denis Pesche, assistant director, Actors, Resources and Territories in the Development Unit - CIRAD. Vidéo!
- Discussion : what kind of relationship between social actors and the State can we hope for in the absence of solid social movements?

Session 1. Successful experiences of FO-State partnership

- Counsel and support to young people starting in agriculture.
Olivier Plunus, Fédération des Jeunes Agriculteurs (FJA), Belgium. Video !
- Implementation of the FO section of the PSAOP in Senegal
Ousmane Ndiaye, National director of ASPRODEB, Senegal
Video !
- The role of FO’s in the design and implementation of agrarian reform in the Philippines. Mr. Cesar Belangel, Head of program PAKISAMA, Philippines. Vidéo!

Session 2. Success and failure factors identified in the case studies

Plenary discussion

Session 3. Constraints and requirements in the administration of public funds for private initiatives: the stakes concerning the operators

- Jean-Philippe Audinet, Senior Technical Advisor, Policy and Technical Advisory Division, IFAD ; Video !
- Barbara Dequinze, in charge of Farmers’ Organizations in the DEVCO Unit of the European Commission ; Video !
- Ousmane Ndiaye, DNational chairman of ASPRODEB. Video !
- Mamoudou Hassane, Conseiller Technique au Haut-Commissariat à l’Initiative 3N à la Présidence de la République du Niger. Video!

Day 2

Session 4. Review of some attempts to include FOs in the definition and implementation of programs of international institutions

The case of the public window of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)

- Presentation of GAFSP, the importance of the participation of FOs and the support mechanisms for this participation. Mamadou Cissokho – Honorary Chairman of ROPPA and former representative of FOs to the coordination committee of the GAFSP. Video!
- Presentation of the situation in Asia and the interventions that have been undertaken to facilitate the participation of FOs. Marlène Ramirez – Secretary General of AsiaDHHRA. Video!
- Presentation of the situation in Africa and interventions that have been undertaken within the IFAD grant to Agricord to facilitate the participation of FOs:
- experience in Togo Anne Souharse – AFDI program officer Video!and
- experience in Libéria, Robert Bimba – vice-chairman of the Farmers’ Union Network of Libera (FUN) Video!

The case of National Agricultural Investment Programs (NAIP) and Regional Agricultural Investment Programs (RAIP) of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP)

- Presentation of the participation of FOs in the implementation of the NAIP in Burundi and Presentation of the role played by the CAPAD in the NAIP . Patrice Ndimanya – professor of Rural Economics at the University of Bujumbura (vidéo!) and Jean-Marie Ndayishimiye, technical coordinator of CAPAD (Vidéo!)
- Presentation of the state of various regional CAADP processes in Africa (CEDAO, CEEAC, COMESA, IGAD, SADC) and the involvement of FOs related. Jeske van Seters – deputy program manager food security at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). Vidéo!

Discussion : what are the recurring obstacles at the national and regional levels and how to mitigate them?

Session 5. What kind of specific capacity building can be provided to farmers’ organisations to create good conditions favoring their involvement in public programs?

- Summary by the CSA of the mechanisms involving FOs in agricultural public programs. Alex Danau – administrator of CSA. Vidéo!
- Debate


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