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10th CARD Steering Committee Meeting was held on 26 October in Bangkok, Thailand.  Co-chaired by JIRCAS and World Bank, the meeting was attended by the representatives from 9 SC member organizations, namely, AGRA, AfricaRice, FAO, FARA, IFAD, IRRI, JICA, JIRCAS and World Bank.  The objectives of the meeting were as below: 

·   To update the progress of CARD activities since the last SC meeting

·   To discuss and agree on way forward for CARD activities  

·   To update SC members’ CARD related activities


Program (PDF) 

Minutes of meeting (PDF)

Participant List (PDF)





08:45 – 09:00



09:00 – 09:10

Opening Remark

Co-chair (IRRI/WB)

09:10 – 09:30

Approval of Minutes of SC 9 


09:30 – 10:40

Update of CARD Activities


·         NRDS implementation (Fund Matching Activities /stocktaking of CARD Project)

CARD Secretariat

·         Others (ARC/IRC, CARD-CAADP Integration)


·         Q&A


10:40 – 10:55

Coffee break


10:55 – 12:15

Update on South-South Cooperation


·         Sharing the output of IFAD Small Grant for Stocktaking of the best practices on rice value chain for scaling-up

CARD Secretariat

·         South-South Cooperation Platform


·         Remote Learning Program with WAAPP

Africa Rice/IFAD

·         Q&A


12:15 – 13:15

Lunch break


13:15 – 13:55

Pilot Initiative on Improved Rice Seed Sector


·         Brief explanation and progress of the activities in 10 targeted countries

CARD Secretariat

·         Q&A, discussion


13:55 – 15:20

Way forward for CARD activities 


·         GM6 (venue, timing and possible agendas)

CARD Secretariat

·         Strengthening country level coordination among SC members


·         Scaling up of CARD Seed Pilot Initiative


·         Follow-up of the CARD Mechanization Pilot


·         Q&A and Discussions


15:20 – 15:35

Coffee break


15:35 – 16:20

Way forward for CARD activities  (Continued)


·         Toward 2018 (how to evaluate and wrap up, what to be achieved by CARD and what not to be achieved by CARD, process and schedule, how to bring up at GM6 and 7)


·         Brainstorming

CARD Secretariat



16:20 – 17:00

SC members Update on CARD Related Activities  (Tour de Table)

SC Members

17:00 – 17:20



17:20 – 17:30

Closing Remark