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10th CARD Steering Committee Meeting was held on 26th October 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-chaired by World Bank and JIRCAS and the meeting was attended by the representatives from SC member organizations, namely, AfricaRice, AGRA, FAO, FARA, IFAD, IRRI, JICA, JIRCAS, and World Bank. while the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) were absent with their apologies.


The objectives of the meeting;

1.      To update the progress of CARD activities since the last SC meeting

2.    To discuss and agree on the way forward for future CARD activities


Minutes of meeting (PDF)





Time Event Presenter
08:45 – 09:00 Registration  
09:00 – 09:10 Opening Remark Co-chair
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)

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

           South-South Cooperation Platform

            Remote Learning Program with WAAPP


CARD Secretariat


Africa Rice/IFAD


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

Q&A, discussion

CARD Secretariat
13:55 – 15:20

Way forward for CARD activities

·         GM6 (venue, timing and possible agendas)

·         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

CARD Secretariat

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


-          Partnership among SC members

17:20 - 17:30
Closing Remark  Co Chair