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West and Central Africa regional presentation “Rural Development Report 2016: Fostering Inclusive Rural Transformation”

Event location: 
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (OSAN) of the African Development Bank will host the West and Central Africa regional presentation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s “Rural Development Report 2016: Fostering Inclusive Rural Transformation”. The joint IFAD-AfDB event will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2016, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

The Rural Development Report 2016 focuses on inclusive rural transformation as a central element of global efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger, and build inclusive and sustainable societies for all.

The event will bring together a wide range of participants including AfDB senior management, representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, the Nigerian private sector, development partners and the media.

The report analyses global, regional and national pathways of rural transformation. It suggests four categories into which most countries and regions fall, each with distinct objectives for rural development strategies to promote inclusive rural transformation:

  • adapt to changing conditions while sustaining progress in transformation and inclusion;
  • amplify the inclusiveness of growth while sustaining the pace of transformation;
  • accelerate the pace of transformation without sacrificing inclusion; or
  • a combination of all three.

The report presents policy and programme implications in various regions and thematic areas of intervention, based both on rigorous analysis and on IFAD’s experience investing in rural people and enabling the inclusive and sustainable transformation of rural areas.

The presentation will feature key statements, several presentations of the main findings and the key sections of the report and a panel discussion. An interactive session between the panellists and the public will encourage a lively debate.

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