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Regional workshop to valorize the PAPA studies in the analysis of the performances and prospects of the irrigated rice farming for the formulation of recommendations to the MAER in the reinforcement of the investments and policy measures of the PRACAS II and the second generation NAIP, from May 28th to 30th 2018 in Saint Louis (Senegal)

The Agricultural Policy Support Project (PAPA) organized, on April 17 and 18, 2018, in Dakar, at King Fahd Palace, a workshop sharing of the results of thematic studies on irrigated rice, dry cereals, horticultural products, water control, fertilizers, as well as agricultural equipment and materials.

The workshop welcomed the availability of fairly informative descriptive statements on all of these themes, in various dimensions affecting the different links of value chains such as production, processing and consumption. However, the workshop found that the resulting descriptive tables were not sufficient to assist in the formulation of policy recommendations to MAER with a view to optimizing the strategic and operational instruments of PRACAS II and NAIP second generation that are being defined.

The first regional workshop is thus planned to deepen the analysis of the descriptive situations and to identify avenues for recommendations of policy measures to the MAER authorities in their rice self-sufficiency strategies.

The overall objective of the workshop is to share and discuss with stakeholders the preliminary results of rice value chain surveys. The specific objectives are: (i) to gather the opinions of the actors on the quality, the relevance and the scope of the results presented, (ii) to gather recommendations likely to feed the orientations and the priorities of the public actions in this sector (PRACAS, NAIP); (iii) produce decision support notes based on the recommendations collected.

Participate in this meeting: the PAPA Coordination Unit; the DRDR of Saint Louis, Matam and Kolda; Development Companies and MAER Agencies; Farmer organizations; the Private Sector; FTPs (USAID focal point for the northern zone); and the Rural Hub Facilitation Team.

Crédits: AK-Project