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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)

<Program>

Time

Event

Presenter

08:45 – 09:00

Registration

 

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

CARD/JICA/WB

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

AOB

 

17:20 – 17:30

Closing Remark

Co-chair