National Platforms (CLOs) and National Steering Committees
The National Platforms brings together various stakeholders involved in ecological organic agriculture at the national level. It is a forum that convenes, facilitates, advises, and monitors progress of implementation of EOA in general and Organic Agriculture in particular. Generally, the National Platform is an open forum of multi-stakeholders interested in supporting EOA development in any country in Africa .The national platforms will promote specific strategic actions such as organizing policy formulation competitions among high school or undergraduate students, awarding farmers for outstanding performance or politicians for their pro-EOA political work. With experience they may as well formulate benchmarks for “good” policy work in the various agro sectors. This will enhance implementation of the EOA initiative with strong integration and synergy across pillars and sectors. The platforms will be expected to become visible and recognized actors ensuring professional quality in management of the project.
Roles of National Platforms
Membership of the National Platform
National Steering Committees
The Steering Committee has been democratically elected by the National Platform stakeholders to provide leadership and overall supervision of EOA at the country level. Representation in the National Committee will be based on institutions instead of individuals.
The national steering committee is responsible for:
All these will be done in consultation with the stakeholders. The National Platform EOA Steering committee should at least meet twice a year.