Summary mid-term review Parasite Programme

On 11 December 2012 Ms. Marije Severs and Ms. Han van Dijk of NWO/WOTRO visited Wageningen for the mid-term review of the Parasite programme. In preparation of the meeting, the Parasite programme team prepared a self-evaluation in line with the WOTRO progress report.

The meeting started with a presentation by Lammert Bastiaans and Marc Schut, who reflected on the objectives and progress in the different subprojects. This was followed by a lively discussion on the programme’s integrated approach, our scientific objectives, collaboration with stakeholders and project challenges.

Ms. van Dijk concluded that the programme is well under way in terms of its activities and objectives, and praised the truly integrative character of the programme. She advised to update the programme’s scientific and development objectives based on our new insights and experiences. This can provide guidance during the second phase of the Parasite programme. This activity will be put on the agenda of the Parasite programme midterm workshop that will be held in April 2013 in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

Present on behalf of the Parasite programme: Lammert Bastiaans, Aad van Ast, Monique Mourits, Stella Kabiri, Laurens Klerkx and Marc Schut.

Present on behalf of NWO/WOTRO: Ms. Marije Severs and Ms. Han van Dijk