Regional Consultations for GCARD3

For planning and implementing activities to support agricultural research and development, it is key to be aware of and work with regional level actors, priorities and activities. The regional-level consultation events will provide an opportunity to learn about, discuss and plan better coordination with existing regional priorities and alignment processes. They will also stand to account for development priorities of countries not covered by the national consultations. 

In the spirit of working with partners and existing frameworks, events already being planned on a regional level are being used to incorporate GCARD3 regional consultations either as sessions or side-events.

There have been two regional consultations in 2015 (Asia Pacific and Middle East North Africa) and three in 2016 (Central Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa). Regional consultations are proposed to the GCARD3 Organizing Committee and their implementation is being organized by GFAR, Regional Fora, CGIAR and other relevant groups in the regions.

The GCARD3 regional consultation for sub-Saharan Africa is being organized by FARA in collaboration with GFAR and CGIAR and is being run as an e-consultation from 28-29 April 2016. There will be three key themes addressed in the consultation, each of which has a page for comments and ideas to be provided. Click on the links below to engage in the consultation

Theme 1. African continental policies, frameworks and initiatives - moderator Emmuel Tambi, FARA

Follow the link to a Synthesis of the discussion on Theme 1 (Day 1)

Theme 2. Africa taking advantage of science to address its agriculture development challenges -moderator Kwesi Atta-Krah, CGIAR

Follow the link to a Synthesis of the discussion on Theme 2 (Day 1)

Theme 3. Increasing the impact of the CGIAR and other international agriculture research organisations in Africa - moderator Harry Palmier, GFAR

Follow this link to a Synthesis of the discussion on Theme 3 (Day 1)


Latin America and the Carribean (on-line survey 19 February-18 March 2016): The regional consultation in this region was undertaken as an e-consultation organized by the International Cooperative Alliance, the Cooperatives of the Americas and IICA. The regional consultation took the form of a survey and was held over the period from the end of February to mid March 2016.

Central Asia and the Caucases (29 February - 2 March 2016 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic) 

Asia-Pacific (8-9 December 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand)

Middle East and North Africa (5 October 2015 in Milan, Italy) 

Consultation events

Thursday, 28 April, 2016
  • Regional
International Cooperative Alliance, Cooperatives of the Americas, IICA
Friday, 19 February, 2016
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel
ECFS, FAO, the World Bank, IFPRI and GFAR (CACAARI)
Monday, 29 February, 2016
Tuesday, 8 December, 2015
GFAR and Foundation for South North Mediterranean Dialogue
Sunday, 4 October, 2015