Session i Anne Mbaabu

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Session i Anne Mbaabu

  1. 1. Increasing Investment in Agriculture Anne Mbaabu Director, Market Access Program AGRA October 4, 2010
  2. 2. Cereal production in China, S. Asia and SSA 6 China S.Asia SS Africa 5 Cereal Yields t/ha 4 3 2 1 0 1961 1966 1971 1976 1981 1986 1991 1996 2001 Source: FAOSTAT (2001) 4
  3. 3. Food production has decreased since 1960
  4. 4. Netherlands Vietnam Japan UK China France Fertilizer use Brazil USA per ha in sub- India Saharan South Africa Cuba Africa is the Benin lowest in the Malawi Ethiopia world Mali Burkina Faso Nigeria Tanzania Mozambique Guinea Ghana Uganda kg/ha 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 Sources: FAOSTAT 2003, Norman Borlaug 2004
  5. 5. What is AGRA? A dynamic partnership working across Africa to help millions of smallholder farmers lift themselves out of poverty.
  6. 6. AGRA interventions can solve problems along the value chain Seeds Program Soil Health Market Access Policy & Partnerships Agricultural Extension Water Resources l l l l l l l l 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  7. 7. Early Results  Building breeder capacity  Increasing productivity  Strengthening agro-dealer networks  Improving integrated soil fertility management  Increasing access to markets  Increasing access to finance  Facilitating policy and advocacy
  8. 8. Breadbasket Investment Strategy  Focused investments in high-potential areas  Ghana  Mali  Mozambique  Tanzania
  9. 9. Public-Private Partnerships Shift policy to pro-farmer support Promote home-grown, evidence-based policies Mobilize strong political commitments for change Involve all partners
  10. 10. Anne Mbaabu Director, Market Access Program AGRA ambaabu@agra-alliance.org Phone +254 20 3750 627

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