• Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Agriculture: A priority for sustainable development in the Americas

Needs Assessment and vision

Event Date: 
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Headquarters, Argentina
  • Description
  • Program



Metting of the Steering Committe

Workshop Needs Assessment and Vision

Date: 12 -13 April 2018

City: Buenos Aires, Argentina 

More information: Viviana Palmieri, Executive Secretary

FORAGRO is the hemispheric mechanism for discussion and promotion of agreements on topics related to research and innovation that impact the agricultural sector in the Americas.


Date - Time (Argentina)Topics
12 April
09:00 - 10:00Opening words and introduction to the workshop – Installation of the new Steering Committee
10:00 - 11:00Closed session for the SC / Other participants: Conversation or interviews with the facilitators
11:00 - 11:30Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00Present, Future and the desired FORAGRO (The Targeted FORAGRO) – Envisioning the Future and the needed steps to get there (What are the future scenarios of the region? What is our selected scenario? What does FORAGRO aspire to be in this future? Who will FORAGRO mobilize, who will it partner with, and who will it represent? What difference does FORAGRO aim to make and what will be its impact?)
13:00 - 15:00Lunch
15:00 - 16:15Where we are from the Targeted FORAGRO: Available opportunities for success and impact. / Challenges and Threats to FORAGRO
16:15 - 16:45Coffee break
16:45 - 17:45Closing the Gap: Identifying and addressing the gaps between our current situation and our objective. What needs to happen to overcome the barriers?
17:45 - 18:00Brief end of day evaluation
20:00 - 22:00Event dinner at the hotel
13 April
09:00 - 10:15Prioritizing the next steps in the reform process
10:15 - 10:45Coffee break
10:45 - 12:30Our Collective Theory of Change
12:30 - 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:45The Strategy – Making the Case (Structure, Simple Narrative)
15:45 - 16:15Coffee break
16:15 - 17:15The Strategy – Consolidating efforts to sustain momentum (Who is responsible and who is accountable for the changes? How will they be communicated? Who really ‘owns’ the new FORAGRO?
17:15 - 18:00The Way Forward // Workshop Evaluation
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