Mapping CSOs in agricultural research in Africa

Some Kenyan and international members of the Prolinnova network attended the INSARD (Including Smallholders in Agricultural Research for Development) workshop held on 19 November 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. INSARD is an EU-funded project seeking to increase the voice of smallholders in decision-making about ARD, including funding, in Africa. The participants reflected on outcomes of a study by Mutizwa Mukute and Tafadzwa Marange of Zimbabwe, who inventorised African and European NGOs and farmer organisations involved in ARD. They also identified ARD agenda-setting bodies and donors, and opportunities for civil-society organisations (CSOs) to influence their decisions. The mapping study and the workshop report in English and French can be found on the INSARD website.