Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR)

IPAR is Francophone research institute that focuses on proposals for agricultural and rural policy making in Senegal and the West African region.The initiative was founded in 2005 by specialists in agriculture who were interested in creating permanent spaces for foresight and strategic thinking. The current staff and Executive Directorate of the IPAR consist of a multidisciplinary team of sociologists, economists and agronomists. http://www.ipar.sn/spip.php

Library Articles

Rapport de Synthèse des Ateliers Paysans sur la Réforme Foncière et les Enjeux de Sécurisation Foncière des Exploitations Familiales au Sénégal / Synthesis Report of the Peasant Workshop on Land Reform and the Challenges of Land Tenure Security for Family Farms in Senegal

As part of the policy of economic liberalization, donors exerted strong pressure on the government of Senegal to reform the land policy. This pressure initially resulted in measures taken by the State to withdraw the SAED from the management of land in the Senegal River Delta, through the transfer of frontier zones to the territories and zones of 1987. The analyses which was carried out by the...

Analyse du Plan National D'Investissement dans le Secteur Agricole du Senegal / Analysis of Senegal's National Agriculture Investment Plan

"The National Agricultural Investment Plan Senegal (NIPA) and its investment plan (IP) from 2011 to 2015 convey the operationalization at the national level, the common agricultural policy in West Africa (ECOWAP) and the Comprehensive Plan for Agriculture Development (CAADP). CAADP (Comprehensive Plan for the Development of Agriculture in Africa) is a collective vision of Africa, adopted in...

L'ECOWAP / PDDAA Instruments et Mesures du Plan Regional d'Investissements - Note de Synthese / ECOWAP PDDAA Instruments and Measures for the Regional Investment Plan - Briefing Note

"The increase in the productivity of agriculture is a major political issue for the development of Africa. With a strong population growth of over 2% per year, West Africa is facing growing food requirements. Although these past few decades have been characterized by a growth in production, the latter is still insufficient to meet the increase in demand for agricultural products both at the...

Pour une Veritable Concertation sur les Enjeux et Objectifs d'une Reforme Fonciere au Senegal / Towards real Dialogue on the Issues and Objectives of Land Reform in Senegal

"Senegal’s National Domain Law was passed in 1964 with the aim of ensuring all citizens standardised management of and equal access to land. This law was not, however, without its limitations, which have had negative consequences on the country’s land distribution policies. Today, this law is not entirely upheld and represents two management models (traditional and modern) which have come to...

La Concertation en Question : Vers de Nouvelles Formes d'Elaboration des Politiques Publiques au Senegal? / Cooperation under Fire : Towards New Forms of Public Policy Development in Senegal?

"There are different political processes in place to enable the participation of production and civil society organisations in public policies, but the level of participation afforded these organisations differs according to the process in question. In Senegal, the National Council for Rural Dialogue and Cooperation (CNCR) has implemented a cooperation process involving the State and the...

Les Organisations Paysannes Senegalaises dans les Negociations Commerciales / Senegalese Farmers' Organizations and Trade Negotiations

"Despite there having been no Economic Partnership Agreements (APE) negotiated between the European Union and West African (AO) countries by the end of January 2010, Senegal nonetheless benefits from APE Agreements signed at the Lomé Convention of 1975 and incorporated into the Cotonou Agreement of 2000. CEDEAO has been tasked with facilitating the negotiation of APE agreements, but its...

Les Organisations de Producteurs Senegalaises dans la Negociation des Accords de Partenariat Economique - Etude / Senegalese Producer Organisations and the Negotiation of Economic Partnership Agreements - Review

"Senegal is a signatory of the Cotonou Agreement of 2000, an economic agreement between developing countries and the EU which is not in line with the rules of the World Trade Organisation (OMC) due to it not being based on any form of reciprocity. It is for this reason that the EU and 77 ACP countries decided to sign new economic partnership agreements (APE) in 2000. These new APEs, based on...

Les Organisations de Producteurs Senegalaises dans le Processus de Reforme Fonciere - Etude / Female Senegalese Producer Organizations in the Land Reform Process - a Study

"This study is part of the capacity building project of agricultural organizations in the field of agriculture, food and rural policy networks. This project is funded by the French Development Agency(AFD) and entrusted to Inter-networks, which ensures project management. It is designed to finance work of the structures of North and South, in connection with the concerns of producer...

L'implications des Organisations de Producteurs Senegalaises dans les Politiques Publiques - Livret Pedagogique / The Implications of Senegalese Producer Organizations in Public Policies - Instructional Booklet

"The document attempts to clarify in its first part a few elements of the definition on the terms employed, prior to concentrate on the general lessons learned from the analysis of the involvement of producers' organizations in the political process analyzes. We are primarily interested in how the intervention strategy is defined by the OP, on how they come to immerse themselves in the...

Public Policy Participation by Senegalese Producers' Organizations Lessons Learned from Capatilization on the Land Reform and EPA Negociation Process - Educational Booklet

"This document is based on two capitalization studies conducted in Senegal on the participation of producers’ organizations in land reform and economic partnership agreement negotiations. Based on these two experiences, it attempts to provide a few elements of analysis and draw conclusions that can help organization leaders and facilitators in the context of training. The papers are part of...

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