ELLA LEA 4 Week 1 -Overview of the LEA on Small Scale Farming

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An overview of the ELLA Learning Alliances objectives and structure, and a presentation of the LEA on Small Scale Agriculture' s content

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  • Hi All,
    I am Louis Acheampong, Ghana, Social Development Worker, Local Economic Development Expert, with extensive experience working with Small Scale Farmers in Rural Ghana.

    The Content is good and very useful for discussions, learning and sharing among participants and practitioners.
    Looking forward to a very interactive learning, sharing and networking for sustainable development of our countries.

    Best regards
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  • The content is good and I am particularly interested in understanding how contract farming can help farmers escape poverty. I also want to understand territorial rural development and how it can be applied to the work that we do in fostering rural livelihoods. It would be interesting to know whether this approach is different fromt the approach we are currently following in fosterinf rural livelihoods . Lastly, I am excited about about the lessons learned in rural financing particularly as it pertains to smallholders.
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  • It is informative as countries located in Asia, Africa and Latin America are predominantly agrarian based. So learning alliance on small scale farming is important for the people, academicians, and others of these countries.
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  • ELLA LEA 4 Week 1 -Overview of the LEA on Small Scale Farming

    1. 1. ella.practicalaction.orgOverview of the Learning Alliance on Small-Scale Farming (LEA4) Manuel Glave, PhDGRADE (Group for the Analysis of Development)
    2. 2. What is a Learning Alliance?Is a group of people from different regions andsectors who address similar development challengesand who participate in learning activities andnetwork to increase their knowledge of policies andpractices in tackling those challenges.
    3. 3. What Does an ELLA Learning Alliance Do?Brings together experts and interested individualfrom Latin America, Africa and Asia to network andengage in a two way exchange and learning, ondevelopment challenges of common interest.
    4. 4. LEA4 on Small Scale Farming Main Objectives• Participants will gain knowledge on a range of Latin American policy experience related to small- scale farming and rural development that can be adapted and applied in their own countries.• Participants exchange Africa/Asian perspective, compare and contrast with Latin American experiences.
    5. 5. LEA4 Key Spaces 1. Online Learning Space• Interactive platform for a two-way learning process• Led by a Latin American moderator• Structured in three thematic modules of four weekseach• New threads and background materials postedweekly by the moderator.
    6. 6. LEA4 Key Spaces2. Networking SpaceThe online networking space aims to be a usefultool for participants when engaging inconversations and discussions that go beyond thespecific themes of the modules. This space mayalso be used by the participants to begin newcollaborations and to build networks.
    7. 7. Learning ALEA4 Key Spaces3. National Learning Groups (NLGs)In Nepal and Rwanda face to face meetings withlocal experts will be organised and facilitated byELLA Regional Coordinators to enrich thediscussion of the key issues to be addressed. Themoderator will take part of the meetings viainternet. Conclusions will be shared in the LEAnetworking page.
    8. 8. LEA4 Structure Phase 2 Phase 3Phase 1 Online Intensive Learning into practice learning and exchange phaseIntroduction phase phase Visit to Latin America2 offline NLGs Conclusions Certifications 6 offline NLGs 2 offline NLGs
    9. 9. LEA4 ModulesLatin American experiences will be the foundationfor the discussion during the modules, butparticipants will be invited to raise examples andissues from their own countries, allowing the threeregions to learn from each other.
    10. 10. LEA4 Modules & ContentModule 1: Market Reforms: Success and Limitations • Market liberalisation: an overview of the impacts on small farmers • The rise of contract farming: a success story in helping farmers to escape from poverty • Participation of small farmers in dynamic markets: increased access to different markets • Wrap-up
    11. 11. LEA4 Modules & ContentModule 2: Addressing the Limitations: The EmergingApproach of the Territorial Rural Development • Institutional transformation, small-scale farming and local economic development • New approaches to environmental governance: the role of external actors • Win-win experiences in territorial rural development • Wrap-up
    12. 12. LEA4 Modules & Content Module 3: Public Policies to Sustain Small-Sacle Farming Today• Sanitation as a key factor for successful market integration• Rural Microfinance: lessons learned after two decades of institutional innovations• Land titling programmes and the dynamics of land grabs: impact on small scale farmers and food security• Wrap-up
    13. 13. At this stage, we would like you tocomment on this content and to getfeedback on those experiences that you are most interested in.
    14. 14. ella.practicalaction.orgAfrican and Asian coordinators: Latin American Regional Centre of Expertise Kenya, Zimbabwe, NepalManaged by: Supported by: With the participation of:

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