World Agriculture Watch

WAW Steering Committee


The WAW initiative was established in 2011 by FAO with the support of the French government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Since then, it has been developing concepts and trying and testing methodology and operational products. In 2016 and 2017, pilot projects were conducted in six countries as part of an FAO-sponsored inter-regional technical cooperation programme (TCP) and a global project funded by IFAD.


A meeting of the WAW Steering Committee was held in December 2017 at IFAD headquarters. The receipt of additional support from France and the arrival of a new programme coordinator coincided with an international workshop that brought together representatives of the pilot countries, so this was an opportune moment to convene a meeting of the Steering Committee to: (1) analyse achievements to date, (2) get an overview of the current situation, (3) interact directly with national representatives and (4) identify the way forward.


Participants of WAW Steering Committee:

Eduardo Mansur, Director CBL, FAO

Constanza di Nucci, IFAD

Delphine Babin-Peillard, French Representation

Isabelle Mialet-Serra, French Representation

Alain Billand, Cirad

Invited partners and FAO colleagues

Francisco Pierri, DPS, FAO, Family farming

Philippe Ankers, FAO SP3

Vanja Maslovarik, FAO, CBL

Jean-Marc Faurès, FAO SP2

Eva Hershaw, ILC

Julie Flament, CSA for AgriCord

Nadjirou Sall, ROPPA, West Africa

Mongi Sghaier, Ministry of Agriculture, Tunisia

Minh Huy Hoang, IPSARD, Vietnam

Yessica Beatriz Abrego, Ministry of Agriculture, El Salvador

WAW Secretariat

Paulo Dias, Economist

Paolo Amici, Economist, Data Specialist

Jim Morgan, Communication CBL

Corinne Spadaro, Administrative support staff, CBL

Pierre-Marie Bosc, WAW Coordinator


Agenda of the WAW Steering Committee, 20 December 2017

Venue: IFAD Rome, China Room (C600), 2-5 pm

1. Current situation of WAW as of December 2017

- Summary of previous steps  

- Implementation and project deliveries in partner countries 

- Major WAW achievements 

- What do we have to share? 

2. Propositions for 2018 work plan 

- Make WAW visible: communicating the results 

- Project formulation and resource mobilization 

- Partnerships

3. Current and prospective financial state of the initiative