Creating a Conducive Policy Environment for a Food Secure SADC
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FANRPAN. 2006. Creating a Conducive Policy Environment for a Food Secure SADC. FANRPAN, Pretoria, South Africa
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This 2005 workshop was organized as part of FANRPAN mission and mandate to facilitate public policy research as well as multi-stakeholder dialogues at different levels.
The Objectives The objectives of the 2005 dialogue were 4-fold: 1) Strengthening the institutional capacity for supporting FANR policy formulation and implementation in the SADC region – through stronger advocacy by farmer organisations and the use of CSO evidence in developing pro-poor policies for food security 2) Developing strategies for improving knowledge management systems in SADC and disseminating FANRPAN research outputs 3) Developing stronger and strategic institutional alliances and partnerships that would ensure the enhanced use of research outputs in the development of effective regional agricultural policies 4) Strengthening the FANRPAN annual multi-stakeholder public policy dialogue platform and concept - as a forum for independent public policy debate and influence by a cross-section stakeholders in the FANR sector The biggest challenge common to both researchers and policy makers alike is the operationisation and implementation of the findings and policy recommendations. It was the objective of the 2005 dialogue to ensure that the delegates discuss and agree on key strategies for moving from evidence to action through strengthening strategic and institutional alliances, at both national and regional level, for effective policy development and implementation.