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Main Findings from the Need Assessment

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Building the Community of Practice for Pro-poor Livestock Development
Main Findings from the Need Assessment

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Main Findings from the Need Assessment

  1. 1. Building the Community of Practice for Pro-poor Livestock Development Main Findings from the Need Assessment Silvia Sperandini Consultant, Knowledge Management and Learning Technical Advisory Division, PT 12-13 January 2009
  2. 2. Main Findings from the Need Assessment Objectives of the presentation: • To present the Need Assessment and its objectives; • To highlight participants' views and key findings; • To link the main results with the Workshop objectives.
  3. 3. Main Findings from the Need Assessment Why a Need Assessment: • It intended to be a starting point to build an effective and powerful Community of Practice in line with participants' expectations It aimed to: • Set a first target group of committed people and organizations ; • Know participants’ views and expectations on CoPs; • Open the dialogue on common priority needs, strategies and areas of actions.
  4. 4. Main Findings from the Need Assessment Methodology: • Process broad and participatory; • The electronic survey was sent to 166 resource people. Target Group: • Universities and research institutes; Farmers organizations; International organizations; Regional networks and other consortia; Development practitioners, decision makers etc. Response rate: • 85 resource people (52%) from 45 different organizations; • 79% of them express their interest in joining the CoP. The attention on livestock development issues; This reflects: The interest in establishing new strategic working relationships.
  5. 5. Main Findings from the Need Assessment Key highlights: • Livestock merits a better position in the international agenda Multi-stakeholders partnerships can raise this awareness embracing the importance of livestock development; • An effective sustainable livestock development passes through: Better designed/better targeted programmes, and better implementation support; Concrete focus on poor farmers and on their socio-economic empowerment; Innovative activities; Better partnerships and knowledge sharing (of what works and doesn’t work); Demand-driven and participatory interventions; Institutional support and pro-poor policies.
  6. 6. Main Findings from the Need Assessment Main priorities: • Empowering poor livestock keepers to secure their assets; • Improving productivity and competitiveness of livestock products with a sustainable use of the available natural resources; • Improving market access and market opportunities; • Assuring poor livestock keepers' inclusion and participation in the development process; • Investing in capacity building; • Supporting pro-poor adaptive research.
  7. 7. Main Findings from the Need Assessment Respondents' expectations: • Identifying and piloting innovative interventions; • Improving mechanisms for achieving better results; and • Supporting learning for achieving better results; • Securing financial resources in support of a pro-poor livestock development; • Improving the effectiveness of existing practices. “Developing new ways of working together”
  8. 8. THANK YOU!

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