In the framework of the Project “The Pro-Poor policy Approach to address risk and vulnerability at Country Level “GCP/RAS/276/IFA and TCP/RAS/3405” with the support of IFAD, FAO has organized the regional workshop on “Trainers Workshop on Pro-Poor Policy Formulation and Implementation at Country Level”, 21-25 September, Bangkok, Thailand
In the framework of the Project “The Pro-Poor policy Approach to address risk and vulnerability at Country Level “GCP/RAS/276/IFA and TCP/RAS/3405” with the support of IFAD, FAO has organized the regional workshop on “Trainers Workshop on Pro-Poor Policy Formulation and Implementation at Country Level”, 21-25 September, Bangkok, Thailand. The training workshop aimed at the development of institutional capacities of four countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal and Vietnam) in reviewing, analyzing, formulating and implementing policy solutions for managing the risks and vulnerability faced by the rural poor, the small and marginal farmers and the landless people, particularly the unfamiliar risks posed by market integration, price volatility and climate change.
The training workshop has been performed with the participations of experts from IFAD, FAO and Humboldt University – Berlin and many trainers from institutes, agencies, NGOs, Universities from 4 regional countries of the Project.
The 4 key contents of the training workshop include:
- The common Pro-poor policy process, roles and involvement of different key stakeholders along the process, and the importance and logic of regulatory impact assessment in public policy;
- Methods of risk assessment in climate change and market integration context on smallholder famers;
- Key measures to reduce risks and vulnerability including insurance schemes, financing and savings schemes, social protection measures, cooperative measures (contract farming, cooperatives, agro-PPP, etc …) and;
- Good practices from the successful cases in regional and global countries on employment schemes, insurance schemes, PPP and cooperatives
Participating the training workshops, the experts and trainers have shared policy study and development on pro-poor in the countries, jointly discussed the results from the training and assess them based within a set of global experiences, concepts and practices.
Through the training, the trainers have equipped knowledge on the public policy process, its specific stages and understood key elements of pro-poor policy in the agricultural sector that ensure inclusive approaches with regard to small holders and vulnerable groups; and the trainers can apply the assessment tools to the policy processes, country specific issues and propose policy to handle them.