The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) organized a CSO rural consultation on Development Effectiveness (CPDE) from 13 – 14 June 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was to input into the three-year programme of work for the CPDE. The meeting attracted representatives of the rural sector and organisations of civil society and small-holder food producers from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Zambia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and Nigeria. The objectives of the consultation were to develop and equip CSOs working on agriculture and food sovereignty issues with knowledge on how to lead consultations on the issue of development effectiveness in agriculture with all stakeholders in their own countries. The meeting also sought to take essential actions by shaping consensus among CSOs in coming together and building the development effectiveness agenda on agriculture and food. Key messages from the meeting were that there was a need to realign aid towards sectors that promote growth and prosperity, redefine education curriculum to churn out entrepreneurs not the employable as well as the need for Africa to localise interpretation of terminologies like food sovereignty.Â For the consultation declaration click here .