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Workshop to share tools to improve the quality of second generation of NAIP in the ECOWAS area, from 6 to 7 July 2017 in Dakar (Senegal)

As part of the process of defining National Agricultural Investment Plans and Food and Nutrition Security (NAIPs) of quality, the Regional Technical Support Group for the ECOWAP / CAADP process (GTA), met at IFPRI headquarters in Dakar from 6 to 7 July 2017 for a workshop to share the tools to be integrated to improve the quality of the NAIPs being formulated in the 15 states of the ECOWAS.

The Dakar meeting brought together some 20 participants from the African Union, ECOWAS, USAID, FAO, IFPRI, CORAF, Africalead, ReSAKSS, AfricaRice, and Of the Rural Hub.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss together the approaches, analyzes and tools available at IFPRI and FAO levels to improve the quality of NAIRPs. In other words, how to take advantage of the IFPRI / ReSAKSS / AGRODEP, FAO and AfricaLead teams to support their target countries and through joint missions. It was also an opportunity to appréciate the best date and the best agenda to hold the second regional clinic focused on quality assessment of the draft documents available.

The two days of work allowed participants to realize the availability within IFPRI and FAO of tools, methods and approaches that can help to have quality NAIPs. The discussions also identified a number of challenges including: (i) communication and integration among technical support institutions among themselves, within countries and over time; (Ii) what approach countries have taken to account for tools given their level of progress, and (iii) the GTA intervention strategy. Thus the participants consolidated a program of support to the countries according to their progress. Thus, a global assistance plan for countries was drawn up for the finalization of the documents in process of formulation.

Participants welcomed the results achieved at the end of the workshop. They thanked Hub Rural and IFPRI for inviting them to this meeting. All members of the AWG reiterated to ECOWAS their commitment and readiness to support countries in the process.

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Crédits: AK-Project