Advocating for the active Engagement of the Youth in the Agricultural Value Chain

19 - 23 September 2011
Ezulwini, Swaziland


True Contribution of Agriculture to Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Southern African Countries
31 August 2009 - 4 September 2009
Maputo, Mozambique

226 delegates from 4 continents and 28 countries. The participants represented were drawn from the following constituents:

  • FANRPAN Board and Regional Secretariat – 15;
  • Government - 34 participants including the Prime Minister of Mozambique and two Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and other civil servants from the region;
  • Farmer organisations - 16 including the President of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP); and representatives of two regional umbrella farmers’ organisations - the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation and the Southern Africa Confederation of Farmers Unions (SACAU);
  • Researchers - 26 from universities and research institutions;
  • Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organisations - 16;
  • Journalists and media practitioners - 19 from 15 African countries;
  • International non-governmental organisations and UN bodies – 25;
  • Regional Economic Communities – 3;
  • Private Sector – 29;
  • Development Partners;
  • FANRPAN Node Coordinators – 13 countries in Southern Africa.
Key outputs: 

2009 FANRPAN Food Security Policy Leadership Award

  • The 2009 FANRPAN Food Security Policy Leadership Award was given to His Excellency, Armando Emilio Guebuza, the President of the Republic of Mozambique. Accepting the award on behalf of the President, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique, H.E. Madame Luísa Dias Diogo.

FANRPAN Civil Society Policy Movers and Shakers Award

  • The inaugural FANRPAN Civil Society Policy Movers and Shakers Award was presented to Celina Cossa, the founder and President of the General Union of Cooperatives of Maputo

A special feature to the 2009 dialogue was the active engagement with the media community. FANRPAN in partnership with the Inter Press Service (IPS) trained 20 journalists from member countries who prepared daily dispatches to their own countries