Transcript of "EMRC Session iv FAO towards agro-industry"
EMRCInternational Agribusiness Forum Kampala, October 2010Towards Agribusiness in the Food Subsector A case study of the FAO / GOT project Southern Highlands Food Systems In Tanzania
Food Sub-sector Characteristics Southern Highlands of TanzaniaWith few exceptions, mainly subsistence farming aimedprimarily at house hold securityLow levels of productivitySeasonal and ad-hoc marketing mechanisms70-80 % of all grain processed by 2-3 processorsIncomplete, fragmented and inefficient food value chainsAgricultural development neglected in the past decades
A new interest in Agricultural Development in Sub-sahara AfricaSince the price hike of basic food commodities 2-3 yearsago a renewed interest in agricultural development in Sub-sahara AfricaCurrent farming systems are operating far below potentialvis-à-vis a growing populationCAADEP spells out a new commitment for AgriculturalDevelopmentThe Tanzanian Government has demonstrated itscommitment to Agricultural Development – comprehensiveASDP (LSDP in planning), Kilimo Kwanza
A new interest in Agricultural Development in Sub-sahara AfricaRenewed Donor interest – USAID, IFAD, ADBSincere interest by international private sector based agri-businessA new concept for sub-sahara Africa: Corridor Development and Cluster Formation
Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania Corridor DevelopmentAn area of high agricultural development potential linkedwith an area of high food consumption – SouthernHighlands / Dar-es-Salaam can be termed a corridorAdequate road, rail and power infra-structure are a pre-requisite to a successful corridor development
Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania Cluster DevelopmentConcentration of commercial farms and small holderfarms with shared access to processing facilities (foodparks) and marketing facilities (ware housing, markets andexchange commodities)A shift from “subsistence farming” to business orientatedfarmingThe establishment of corridors and clusters is a long termgoal, requiring the integrated efforts of multi-stake holdersand substantial capital investment
SHFS ProjectAreasIn the SouthernHighlands:Morogoro MorogoroIringa Rukwa IringaMbeya MbeyaRuvumaRukwa Ruvuma
Areas of Assistance through SHFS project Implemented through multi-stakeholder input and supported by FAO technical assistanceSub-sector planningInvestment appraisal and policy implementationBusiness, enterprise and value chain developmentImproving marketing and business skills of producers andagro-processorsStrengthening public and private agro-enterprise supportsystems
Project Rationale and ImplementationThis project will address strategic issues and initiatives relatedto the development of national food chains and will have threemain foci of technical support and capacity building:1.Grain Supply Systems2.Food Industry Development3.Sub-sector Policy and Institutional Support
Project Rationale and ImplementationThis SHFS project is primarily designed to address:1.improving the marketing and business skills ofproducers and agro-processors2.strengthening public and private agro-enterprisesupport services.3.Link private, public and civil society stakeholders
EndThank you for your interest Michael Winklmaier Interim CTA – SHFS Projects DSM Oct 2010
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