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National Agricultural Policy Center (NAPC) Rural Development Division (RDD). RDD workplan 2005. Set of Papers and Seminars: 7 Review Papers, due by September 2005; 3 Policy Briefs, due by September 2005; 7 Internal Seminars, in March and September 2005.

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National agricultural policy center napc rural development division rdd

National Agricultural Policy Center (NAPC)Rural Development Division (RDD)


Rdd workplan 2005

RDD workplan 2005

Set of Papers and Seminars:

  • 7 Review Papers, due by September 2005;

  • 3 Policy Briefs, due by September 2005;

  • 7 Internal Seminars, in March and September 2005.

    Research and Institutional Activities:

  • SAS-MTR – Mid-term Review of the Syrian Agriculture Strategy, due by Oct. 2005.

  • Thematic studies

    • Non-Agricultural Activities in Rural Areas and their Impact on Agriculture, start at Nov. 2005.

  • By Firas Yassin


    Activities carried out

    Activities Carried Out

    • Finalization of the FSS individual reports;

    • Evaluation of internet resources for research purposes;

    • Preparation of the final drafts of the review papers;

    • Four internal seminars on the review papers’ issues presented in March 2005.

    By Firas Yassin


    Current activities

    Current Activities

    • SAS-MTR : the mid-term review of the Syrian Agriculture Strategy;

    • Completion and finalization of the review papers;

    • Preparation of a national workshop, Nov. - Dec. 2005: preliminary discussion of the SAS-MTR;

    • Publication of the water study;

    • Drafting the policy briefs.

    By Firas Yassin


    Pending delays reasons and constraints

    Pending & DelaysReasons and Constraints

    • SAS-MTR:

      • difficulties in collecting the sufficient data (quantitative and qualitative)

      • inefficient connection with the related institutions

    • Working papers, lack of studies and data related to Syrian context for the most topics;

    • RDD Time Availability: the part-time work of some members.

    By Firas Yassin


    Rdd workplan 2006

    RDD workplan 2006

    • Reports (Contribution to SOFAS)

      • non-farm activities in rural areas, being them related or not to agricultural production;

      • infrastructures and other investments in rural areas;

      • women’s role in agriculture and related gender issues.

    • Studies

      • Non-Agricultural Activities in Rural Areas and their Impact on Agriculture (NAARA), Nov. 2005 - June 2006;

      • Poverty and Migration Trends in Rural Areas: Determinants, Indicators and Policies, Sep. 2006 – April 2007;

      • Contribution to the Agricultural Investment Map, Nov. 2005 - Apr. 2006, (FH).

    By Firas Yassin


    Rdd workplan 20061

    RDD workplan 2006

    • Working Papers (Jan. - June 2006)

      • Evolution of land tenure of Syrian holders last decade;

      • Poverty and food security differences between rural and urban areas in Syria;

      • A special analysis of rural infrastructure in Syria;

      • An analysis of social demographic characteristics of rural Syrian;

      • An assessment of women improvement projects in Syria;

      • Diversification of agricultural and non-agricultural activities in rural areas as source of income.

    By Firas Yassin


    Rdd workplan 20062

    RDD workplan 2006

    • Policy Notes and Briefs

      • Policy Notes and brief from the working paper, one per each RDD member, publishing the best two, due by Aug. 2006.

    • Events

      • Preparation and presenting Internal seminar for the working papers, July 2006;

      • Short course on poverty, Sep. 2006;

      • Policy forum from a chosen working paper or from (NARA)study, August , 2006.

    By Firas Yassin


    Time schedule for rdd 2006 activities

    Time Schedule for RDD 2006 Activities

    By Firas Yassin


    Thank you for your attention

    Thank you for your attention

    By Firas Yassin


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