Previous discussions

Below you can find the online discusions held until now. For more information such as summaries proceedings and resources please click on the title.

How to develop the hydro-agricultural resources in West Africa?

It is clear that the development of irrigated agriculture is a key factor for food security and nutrtion in West Africa and in the Sahel. In this context, mobilisation of groundwater offers great opportunities. But how can we better understand, exploit and manage water resources in the region? And how can we coordinate and unify different approaches to development of irrigation? ... read more

20.05.2014 - 09.06.2014

Youth and Agriculture in West Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s fastest growing population and also the youngest. Young people bring energy, vivacity, and innovation into the work force and are major actors for the development of West Africa. The dynamism of the agricultural sector plays a key role in ensuring food security in the region and the FSN Forum in West Africa and Ypard, the Young Professionals in Agricultural Research for Development would like to explore further the possible options to make jobs in agriculture more appealing for the new generations. We invite you to register to take part in the online survey in English or French. You can also answer the question "How could agriculture become more attractive for young people?" by SMS to 00 233 26 81 81 81 2. ... read more

19.12.2013 - 31.01.2014

How can social protection contribute to food security and nutrition in West Africa?

The FSN Forum in West Africa, a regional platform that help establish an effective dialogue between development stakeholders in the region,  launches  its first online discussion!    The first discussion tackles opportunities and challenges of social protection for improved food security and nutrition in West Africa. We invite you to share experience, knowledge and way forward of social protection programmes in the region. ... read more

16.10.2013 - 13.11.2013