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Event
12 December 2016

Fostering rural transformation – a pathway to a sustainable, peaceful and equitable development?

Photo by UNDP via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Photo by UNDP via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Sida and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), together with the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) welcome you to a seminar to explore this topic. The seminar will include the presentation of the IFAD 2016 Rural Development Report: Fostering inclusive rural development.

The change across world’s cities and rural areas is obvious, constant and rapid. Growing demand for food, driven by population growth and rising incomes, creates opportunities and challenges for people working in rural areas, including in smallholder agriculture and the non-farm economy.

Rural development is one of the most effective ways to overcome rural poverty and to bridge the gap between rural and urban realities. Rural development has a direct impact on incomes and food and nutrition security.  Agenda 2030 explicitly recognizes the central role an inclusive rural development plays for sustainable development.

Smallholders are still dominating agricultural systems in developing countries and they produce most of our food. However, they also face long-standing barriers to accessing resources, technology, inputs, finance, knowledge and markets. Rural areas need to be transformed to enable rural people to capitalize on changes in the world around them, rather than further marginalizing by them. Rural transformation is therefore a critical component of inclusive sustainable development as a whole, and in all its dimensions – social, economic and environmental.

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Times

From 12 December 2016 at 12:30 to 12 December 2016 at 14:30

Venue

Sida Headquarters, Valhallavägen 199

Agenda

Programme:

13.30 -13.45 Welcome and introduction, Lennart Båge, Acting Director-General, Sida

13.45 -14.10 Fostering inclusive rural development, Paul Winters, Officer in Charge, Strategy and Knowledge Department and Director, Research and Impact Assessment Division, IFAD

14.10- 14.40 Reflections

  • Ulrika Modéer,  State Secretary, International Development Cooperation
  • Gunnar Köhlin, Associate Professor and Director of EfD – Environment for Development, Gothenburg’s University
  • Ann-Charlott Folkesson, farmer and member of the Board of the Swedish Farmers  Federation

14.40-15.20 Discussion with the audience

15.20- 15.30 Closing remarks, Lennart Båge, Acting Director-General, Sida

15.30 – Coffee and mingle

Moderated by Carolyn Glynn, Deputy Director SLU Global

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Introduction by the moderator to the seminar “Fostering rural transformation”

Presentation held by Carolyn Glynn, SLU Global, at the seminar "Fostering rural transformation – a pathway to a sustainable, peaceful and equitable development?"

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Welcome and introduction to the seminar “Fostering rural transformation”

Presentation held by Lennart Båge, Sida, at the seminar "Fostering rural transformation – a pathway to a sustainable, peaceful and equitable development?"

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Rural Development Report 2016 – Fostering inclusive rural transformation

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Rural Development Report 2016 – Fostering inclusive rural transformation

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Comments on IFAD Rural Development Report 2016 by Ulrika Modéer

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Comments on IFAD Rural Development Report 2016 by Gunnar Köhlin

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Comments on IFAD Rural Development Report 2016

Presentation held by Gunnar Köhlin, Environment for Development EfD, at the seminar "Fostering rural transformation – a pathway to a sustainable, peaceful and equitable development?"

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Comments on IFAD Rural Development Report 2016 by Ann-Charlott Folkesson

Presentation held by Ann-Charlott Folkesson, the Swedish Farmers Federation (LRF), at the seminar "Fostering rural transformation – a pathway to a sustainable, peaceful and equitable development?"

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Podium discussion at the seminar “Fostering rural transformation”

Podium discussion with Paul Winters (IFAD), Gunnar Köhlin (EfD), Ulrika Modéer (UD), and Ann-Charlott Folkesson (LRF) at the seminar "Fostering rural transformation – a pathway to a...

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Closing remarks on the seminar “Fostering rural transformation”

Presentation held by Kerstin Jonsson Cissé, Sida, at the seminar "Fostering rural transformation – a pathway to a sustainable, peaceful and equitable development?"