On the 28th September -1st October 2015, over 50 stakeholders of agricultural policy processes in Uganda received refresher training on policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. The exercise which was organized by PASIC in collaboration with USAID Feed the Future EEA was conducted by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (UK).
The purpose was to develop core professional capabilities and competencies; and improve skills and confidence of participants in the field of regulatory affairs. Stakeholders that were trained include officials from the Ministry of Agriculture (MAAIF), Civil society organisations (CSO’s), Local government, National agricultural research organisations, and Farmer associations.
During the 4-ay training, major concerns in policy processes in Uganda and potential areas of improvement were identified.
According to the participants, the exercise was participatory and relevant to their work.
In his closing remarks, the Director of research at Buginyanya Zonal Agricultural Research Development Institute who applauded the organisers of the training and indicated that the course was an ‘eye-opener’ to emerging trends in policy processes. He appealed to the participants practice information derived from the training in order to contribute to creation of an environment favourable for agriculture.