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Planeta Valle: mobilizing stakeholders and establishing partnerships for poverty eradication and sustainable human development

Planeta Valle is a Regional Development Entity that is being established as a joint collaboration between the local (provincial) Government, the private sector (coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce of Cali), the academic and research community spearheaded by a major University (University del Valle) and by CIAT, NGOs and other community organizations. It is truly an inter-stakeholder undertaking based on partnerships among them and on a very strong grass-roots participation.

FICHE SYNOPTIQUE

INTERFACE, le Réseau des Professionnels de l¿agro-alimentaire en Afrique est né le 23 Mai 1997 à Ouagadougou, au Burkina Faso pour répondre aux problèmes de développement du secteur privé africain émergeant, confronté à la mondialisation de l¿économie. Quatorze délégués provenant de l¿Afrique de l¿Ouest : Burkina Faso, Cap Vert, Gambie, Mauritanie, Niger et Sénégal sont à l¿origine de sa création.

Contribution au Projet Pisa

Le réseau Interface a été créé pour répondre aux problèmes de développement du secteur agrobusiness confronté à la mutation de l¿environnement des affaires dans ce monde de globalisation et d¿exacerbation de la concurrence.

AGRICULTURE IN THE EARLY XXI CENTURY: Agrodiversity and Pluralism as a Contribution to Ameliorate Problems of Food Security, Poverty and Natural Resource Conservation. Reflections on Issues and their Implication for Global Research. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As part of GFAR's efforts to formulate a Global Shared Vision , this paper was assigned the function of analysing significant global changes and trends in agriculture in and their implications for a Global Research Agenda. While previous efforts in global research aimed mainly at increasing overall food production, GFAR¿s ToR recognised the need to focus them on production increases leading to the eradication of poverty, the improvement of food security and the conservation of natural resources. Previous versions of the Draft were discussed with GFAR¿s Secretariat and