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AU-SAFGRAD organizes project inception and methodology Harmonization workshop with National Consultants

AU-SAFGRAD organizes project inception and methodology Harmonization workshop with National Consultants.

 

The two- day workshop was organized by AU-SAFGRAD office in Ouagadougou, Burkina faso between 2nd and 3rd July 2015. The purpose of the workshop was to formally flag-off the strategic agricultural commodities value chain analysis in the Sahelo-saharan zone of Africa. Supporting the promotion of strategic agricultural value chains in the semi-arid zone is one of the 2015 projects of AU-SAFGRAD. The workshop was facilitated by Dr Mure Agbonlahor, senior production and marketing officer.

On the first day of the workshop, the Coordinator, Dr Ahmed Elmekass welcome participants; five national (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger and Sudan) consultants to AU-SAFGRAD office and to the workshop. In his presentations, Dr Mure Agbonlahor intimated the participants on the focus of AU-SAFGRAD as a specialized, technical office of Africa Union Commission with mandate to build livelihood resilience of small holders in the semi-arid zone of Africa. His presentations underscored the interest of AU-SAFGRAD in commodity value chains Analysis in tandem with the accelerated African agricultural growth and transformation focus of Africa Union, as well as, the importance of the study methodology harmonization. On the second day of the workshop the study methodology (stakeholders’ analysis and scope) and milestones were finalized and also, the survey instrument was reviewed and validated by the participants.