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12th CARD Steering Committee Meeting was held on 29 August in Nairobi, Kenya.  Co-chaired by AfricaRice and FAO, the meeting was attended by the representatives from 10 SC member organizations, namely, AGRA, AfDB, AfricaRice, FAO, FARA, IRRI, JICA, JIRCAS, NEPAD and World Bank.  The objectives of the meeting were as below: 


  • To update the progress of CARD activities since the last SC meeting
  • To review the result of CARD Mid-Term Review
  • To discuss and agree on the plan for CARD Final Evaluation  
  • To discuss on CARD after 2018





Program (PDF) 

Minutes of meeting (PDF)

Participant List (PDF)





9:00 – 9:10

Opening Remark

Co- Chair (Africa Rice)

9:10 – 9:30

Approval of Minutes of SC 11 

Co- Chairs

9:30 – 10:00

Update of CARD Progress
• NRDS implementation (Fund Matching Activities /stocktaking of CARD Project), Sub-sector Support (seed, mechanization) and others
• Q&A

CARD Secretariat

10:20 – 11:45

CARD Evaluations
• Mid-Term Evaluation Results
• Plan for the Final Evaluation (evaluation framework, financing, evaluators and timeframe)
• Discussion

CARD Secretariat

12:45 – 14:50

Way forward for CARD
• Next Phase of CARD (from 2019 on)
• Discussion (management, SC membership, secretariat, target countries, target crops, etc)
• Wrap-Up

CARD Secretariat

15:10 – 15:45

SC members Update on CARD Related Activities
(Tour de Table)

SC members

15:45 – 16:00

AOB (Co-Chairing, future meetings)

CARD Secretariat

16:00 – 16:10

Closing Remark

Co- Chair (FAO)