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Lanre Rotimi

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Lanre Rotimi
Lanre RotimiInternational Society for Poverty Elimination / Economic Alliance GroupNigeria

Dear Moderator, it appears to me that the published Week 1 Summary does not do justice to all good ideas and pertinent suggestions contributed that ought to have been harvesred and proessed first into the Week Summary Report and ultimately into the e-Forum Discussion Outcome Document that includes Conclusions and Recommendations that does effective justice to the speific e-Forum Disussion. It is my hope that Week 2 Summary Report will be more robust and inlusive of all good ideas and pertinent suggestions contributed. 

I applaud your more construtive engagement approach to Week 2 discussions. However, apology to contribute is unnecessary in my view. For greater effectiveness Moderators on each e-Forum disussion need to actively contribute to posts setting out good ideas and pertinent suggestions and ask follow up questions that could enrich the Week's discussions. I do hope that more Moderators and Speakers will join you in this new approach. Well done.  

Lanre Rotimi
Lanre RotimiInternational Society for Poverty Elimination / Economic Alliance GroupNigeria

Impressive Faculty of Moderators and Subject Matter Experts have been assemble for this e-Forum. This is commendable. The e-Forum Purpose is to answer important e-Agric How questions. However, past Un System: UNO, WBG, IMF Entities initiatives aimed at answering How questions, end up answering What questions.

Records show that What questions have been overanswered but How questions have been avoided or evaded by UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Entities in past and ongoing UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Entities Study Reports; Global Consultations; Conferences and Meetings Outcome Documents. 

If the purpose of this e-Forum is to be achieved, then its outcone document need to set clear way forward pursuing Needed Change and not Change for Change sake. This suggest that discussions need to recognize the strong link between e-Agric and Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition Seurity Dimension of all 17 Goals of the SDGs as well as reognize that SDGs affect all Countries in our World today - North and South.

The FAO Partnership Unit needs to do more to ensure that the FAO Partnership Strategy with the Private Sector drive Needed Structural and Policy Changes on FAO, other UNO Agencies and other UN System - WBG and IMF Entities; 306/193 UN Member States Governments and Parliaments and Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global Partners sides and within a Universal / Holistic / Integrated / Worldwide Approach that is INDEED a Common and Systemic Generic Approach that could be adopted / adapted to meet the unique and specific needs of each Community in each Country in each Continent unique and speifi needs and not a One Cap fit All.

The Moderators need to give clear assurance at this early stage of the e-Forum that this e-Forum will indeed be different in demonstrating and been seen to demonstrate genuine commitment to finding clear and correct answers to How questions as well as clear assurane that FAO and WBG Governing Councils and Executive Managements will Genuinely COMMIT to full implementation and effective monitoring and evaluation of the full implementation of the e-Forum Outcome Document Conclusions and Recommendations as first step catalyzing all remaining UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF Entities Governing Councils and Executive Managements Genuine COMMITMENT to full implementation and effective monitoring and evaluation of the full implementation of the e-Forum Outcome Document Conclusions and Recommendations.

It is our hope that the Moderators and Subject Matter Experts will address all points made above and also participate ACTIVELY in PILOTING this e-Forum to achieve increasing convergence between Purpose Intention and Reality in each Community in each Country in each Continent in our Fragile Planet today.