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12th CARD Steering Committee Meeting was held on 29th August 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. Co-chaired by AfricaRice (the outgoing Chairman) and FAO (the incoming Chairman), the meeting was attended by the representatives from all SC member organizations, namely, AfDB, AfricaRice, AGRA, FAO, FARA, IFAD, IRRI, JICA, JIRCAS, NEPAD and World Bank.


The objectives of the meeting;

1. To update the progress of CARD activities since the last SC meeting

2. To review the result of CARD Mid-Term Review

3. To discuss and agree on the plan for CARD Final Evaluation

4. To discuss CARD after 2018


Minutes of the meeting (PDF)




Time Event Presenter
08:45 – 09:00 Registration  
09:00 – 09:10 Opening Remark Co-chair (AfricaRice)
09:10 – 09:30 Approval of Minutes of SC 11  Co-chairs

09:30 – 10:00

Update of CARD Progress

·         NRDS implementation (Fund Matching Activities /stocktaking of CARD Project), Sub-sector Support (seed, mechanization) and others


CARD Secretariat

10:00– 10:45

CARD Mid-Term Review

·         Summary of findings and discussion

Consultant/ IFAD/ CARD Secretariat

(Coffee break 10:45 – 11:00)

11:00 – 12:20

CARD Final Evaluation

Plan for the Final Evaluation (evaluation framework, indicators, financing, evaluators and timeframe)



CARD Secretariat

(Lunch break 12:20 – 13:10)  
13:10 – 14:30

Way forward for CARD

Way forward toward and after 2018

Discussion (management, SC membership, secretariat, target countries, target crops, activities, etc.)

CARD Secretariat


(Coffee break 14:30 – 14:45)


14:45 – 15:45

Way forward for CARD  (Continued)

Discussion (Continued) and wrap-up



15:45 – 16:25

SC members Update on CARD Related Activities

SC Members
16:25 – 16:50 AOB (Co-Chairing, future meeting)  
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remark Co-chair (FAO)