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The FANRPAN Regional Stakeholders Meeting: 2-4 May 2007
Theme: Meeting the Demand for Effective Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis in Southern Africa

Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
2 May 2007

Presentations Resolution Proceedings

FANRPAN is hosting a Regional Stakeholders Meeting that will take place from the 2nd to 4th of May 2007, at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. (View map and directions to the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre)

The main purpose of the regional meeting is for key stakeholders to finalise and adopt FANRPAN’s revised constitution, strategic and business plans (2007 – 2015) as well as to elect a new Board. The meeting also presents an opportunity for an update on FANRPAN’s ongoing research, dissemination of research results and policy dialogue.

Since July 2005, FANRPAN has been working on improving the agricultural policy environment through the transformation of FANRPAN into a reputable regional network, with enhanced human and institutional capacity for supporting policy development in the SADC region. This has involved a phased approach to developing Strategic and Operation Plans for the period 2007 – 2015. The process is as follows:

  • Phase I: Baseline institutional review of FANRPAN, September 2005;
  • Phase II: Stakeholders Consultations, July- September 2006;
  • Phase III: Preparation of Draft Strategic and Operational Plans, February – May 2007;
  • Phase IV: Stakeholder endorsement of the revised Constitution, Strategic and Operational Plans, May 2007;
  • Phase V: Development of Core Research Programmes and financing arrangements, May - September 2007.
Details and outputs for Phases I and II can be downloaded from the FANRPAN website Phase III is ongoing, the draft strategic framework will be sent to you by the 15th of April.

Recognizing the key role of governments, private sector, farmers and policy researchers play in FANR policy development, FANRPAN would like to invite all stakeholders to participate and to share your expertise at this very important meeting which will be attended by key partners and network representatives from the 12 member countries. The participants will include: Permanent Secretaries in FANR government ministries; Parliamentarians; Country node representatives; Policy analysts; Representatives of farmer organizations and agri-business; Representatives of development partner agencies; Regional Economic Communities (SADC and COMESA) and the FARA and NEPAD Secretariats.

The expected outputs of the meeting include:

  • Draft FANRPAN Strategic and Operational Plan finalized and endorsed by FANRPAN stakeholders;
  • Adoption of a revised Constitution;
  • Election of new FANRPAN Executive Board;
  • Greater appreciation of the important contributions of FANRPAN policy research and its contribution to agricultural developments;
  • Launch of FANRPAN-SADC publication "Silent Hunger – Policy options for effective responses to the impact of HIV and AIDS on Agriculture and Food Security in the SADC Region".
Download file Download the meeting programme (127Kb < 1min)


The meeting will commence on Wednesday 2 May at 08:00 hours and end on Friday 4th at 13:00 hours. Sponsored delegates from outside South Africa are expected to check in at the Kopanong Hotel on Tuesday the 1st of May.

For more details contact the CEO, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda on

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