The sixth global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum

  • 16th February 2016
  • by secretary

15 to 16 February 2016. Rome. The sixth global meeting of the Farmers’ Forum was preceded by a special session on Pastoralism on 12 February and followed by a number of side events on 18 February. 


  • Presentation on the IFAD/FAO Engagement with Pastoral Development (2003-2013) – Joint Evaluation Synthesis by Mr Oscar Garcia, Director Independent Office of Evaluation and Ms Catrina Perch, Evaluation Officer
  • Regional statements: synthesis on the importance of pastoralism and livestock development in the five regions, by VSF 
2016 marks the 10th year anniversary of the Farmers’ Forum. The sixth global meeting provided an opportunity to assess the results of  this unique dialogue and partnership. It also set the stage for revisiting the Forum’s purpose and modalities within the context of the evolving relationships between smallholder, family farmers and development actors and taking into account IFAD’s new Strategic Framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

On 18 February 2016, the Farmers’ Forum had an opportunity to share its messages with IFAD’s Governing Council.