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Sixth World Farmers Organisation -WFO -General Assembly.

4 – 7 May 2016. Livingstone, Zambia. Over 600 delegates representing at least 570 million farms scattered around the world gathered under the umbrella of the World Farmers’ Organisation to discuss climate change, land tenure, innovations and capacity building as four pillars on which to build agricultural development.

Extract of the programme:

Fostering economic growth through a multi stakeholder approach in agriculture

  • Mr James F. Ennis Executive Director, Catholic Rural Life, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, United States
  • Dr Evelyn Nguleka President, WFO, Rome
  • Mr Sana Jatta Director of the East and Southern Africa Division, IFAD, Nairobi
  • Dr Yvonne Harz-Pitre PhD, Director Communication & Public Affairs, International Fertilizer Industry Association, IFA, Paris
  • Mr Pekka Pesonen Secretary General, Copa-Cogeca, Bruxelles
  • Mr George Okech FAO Representative in Zambia, Lusaka
  • Mr Steven Were Omamo Deputy Director of Policy and Programme Division, WFP, Nairobi
  • Mr Luis Miguel Etchevehere President, Sociedad Rural Argentina, Buenos Aires
  • Panel on How can effective partnerships in agriculture enhance

     farmers’ engagement in the global policy dialogue on agriculture

  • Mr Fritz Glauser Vice President, Swiss National Farmers’ Union, Zurich
    World Farmers Organisation President Evelyn Nguleka

Workshops

  1. FARMERS’ LAND MANAGEMENT: THE ROLE OF THE VGGT
  2. BUILDING FARMERS’ CAPACITY TO GAIN EFFICIENCY IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
  3. FARMERS AS AGENTS OF SOLUTION TO THE CLIMATE CHANGE
  4. INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO BOOST SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTION

SESSION 2:
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

  • Mr Thomas Price Senior Officer, Agricultural Innovation and Society, GFAR
  • Mr Peter Button Vice Secretary-General, UPOV, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mr Ron Bonnett President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Ottawa

Resources:

  • Discussions on the theme of “Partnership for Growth”, with a view to promoting the importance of a farmercentric approach DOWNLOAD THE PDF
  • 6th General Assembly conclusions: ensure that farmers regardless their business size (small, medium and large-scale) are actively engaged with a strong leadership in the international policy dialogues on agricultural matters. DOWNLOAD THE PDF


Source: PAEPARD FEED

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