From March 12-20, 2011, Global Agricultural Development Initiative co-chairs, Catherine Bertini & Dan Glickman, have embarked on a fact-finding trip to Tanzania and Mozambique to visit agricultural development and food security projects. They are blogging on their experiences, key observations, and questions that arise during their travels. Check out their itinerary. Stay tuned for GADI's Trip Report and you can also submit your questions here.
March 20 --- Maputo, Mozambique
After a fruitful, eight day visit to southeast Africa, our team is departing for the U.S. A few final comments:
- Please check out our final itinerary.
- The Chicago Council will shortly be producing a trip report that will layout general observations about how agricultural development and food security projects are having impact in Tanzania and Mozambique. The report will include details on successful models we encountered, challenges we learned about, and overall impressions about the potential changes that could be achieved through increasing investments in agricultural development in these two countries. In this report we’ll also capture our discussions with government, bilateral donor, and international organization leadership in each country.
- Trip photos will be posted on the Global Food for Thought Blog in days to come.
We are extremely grateful to the organizations and persons that provided the information and logistical support to make this trip possible including: our hosts – the World Food Programme, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, and the U.S. Agency for International Development; the many government, NGO, international organization, and bilateral donor leaders and staff that shared information about their projects and perceptions about opportunities and challenges candidly with us while in-country; those that followed and commented on our travels via the blog, facebook, and twitter; and, most importantly, the farmers, families, and private citizens that were gracious enough to talk with us about their experiences.
Catherine Bertini & Dan Glickman
Cochairs, Global Agricultural Development Initiative