Invitation to attend the EFARD August 2013 Meeting

Alex Percy-Smith



Dear European ARD Stakeholders


In recent years EFRAD has been through a process of rejuvenation and has now initiated a process of renewing its strategy and governance. In June 2013, a new management team was elected to lead EFRAD for the next two years. This is occurring at the same time when the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), is reviewing its governance mechanisms.


You are invited to attend an open meeting in Brussels on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th August 2013 in order to discuss these and other crucial issues. A wide range of European ARD stakeholders are being invited with the aim of finalising a new strategy and governance and identifying the way forward for making EFARD a stronger and more effective organisation at both the European and international levels to respond to priority agricultural research for development issues within Europe and on other continents.


Please find attached a draft agenda for the EFARD meeting. Any relevant material will be circulated prior to the meeting.


I would kindly ask you to send a confirmation of participation by Monday 19th August 2013 to Alex Percy-Smith on and also indicate whether you would like to participate at your own expense in dinner on Tuesday evening.


Alex P-S

(Providing Support to the EFARD Secretariat)


Telephone +45 20 72 75 09


skype name: alexpercy-smith


EFARD Meeting Agenda_ 27 - 28 August 2013_ Brussels.doc76.5 KB

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