of the Outcome of
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Abel Nabi
Fardous President of
The first session of the meeting was attended by invited speakers: Dr. Geoff Hawtin Interim Executive Secretary of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Dr. Mark Holderness from CABI and members of the Regional Olive Network.
Dr. Fardous welcomed the
participants and thanked the Government of Morocco represented by INRA Director
The Olive Working Groups presented regional proposals that included proposals on production and protection, post harvest and drought resistant varieties.
the second day Dr. Roozitalab presented as the
chairman of GFAR the Integration of GFAR Business Plan with
Then Dr. Roozitalab
presented the Regional RAIS Proposal that was approved by ICT Steering
Committee Meeting in
Dr. Narjesse presented a proposal for establishing a
Water use efficiency Network. Followed by presentation by Dr. Hamdan of
AARINENA Financial status
since it was transferred from FAO/RNE to AARINENA account in
The Committee discussed the above topics and recommended the following:
a- To initiate publication of successful research case studies in the region.
To participate, in association with FAO /GPA Global Crop Diversity Trust in
formulating the proposed WANA Strategy by initiating two consultation meetings in
c- The committee adopted the water network proposal and requested the secretariat to initiate contacts with ICARDA and other relevant organizations to hold expert consultation meeting for establishing this network. Dr. Narjisse will provide the name of the focal point for follow up.
To cosponsor the International Conference on Post Harvest and the International
Conference on Bio safety that will be held in Oman in January and February 2005
and recommended to provide partial
support to one or two participants from
2- With regards to Olive working groups’ proposals, the committee recommended to revise these proposals by including review of literature, the state of art and emphasize the regional aspect of these proposals before submission to donors for funding.
3- With regard to the financial statement, the Committee recommended to establish a trust account through ICARDA and deposit some of the funds to this account.
The Committee reviewed the three offers received from
The next meeting of the committee will be held in Sana’a,