We must achieve recognition of the crucial role of agriculture and the need for alliances between governments, donors and producer organisations to put it back on the donors’ agenda. The World Bank’ development report for 2008 with its focus on rural development is certainly a big step forward. The importance of the role of producers and civil society organisations in any initiative impacting the rural and agricultural sector must be recognised.

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