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Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward
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Swaziland Agricultural Development Programme : Recent arrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward

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Presentation made by Nehru B. Essomba, Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) of the SADP project. It addresses current information on Swaziland, the project context of changes, recent project arrangements on …

Presentation made by Nehru B. Essomba, Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) of the SADP project. It addresses current information on Swaziland, the project context of changes, recent project arrangements on the implementation process, main deliveries to date, and future challenges and way forward.
The SADP is a 5-years programme, established in 2009, with funding from the European Union (EU) and FAO. It is implemented by the Government of Swaziland and FAO with a focus on improving smallholder crop and livestock production, research and extension service delivery and smallholder market-oriented agro-business development, the SADP fosters sustainable food security for rural households and contributes to increased equitable economic growth and development.

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  • 1. SADP: Recentarrangements, Achievements, Challenges & Way Forward By Nehru B. Essomba, CTA SADP Progress Workshop, FAO, Rome, Italy 11 September 2012
  • 2. Presentation Outline1. About Swaziland2. Context of changes3. Recent arrangements4. Main Deliveries5. Challenges & Way Forward
  • 3. ABOUT SWAZILANDLand Area: 17,364 sq kmPopulation: 1,067,773 (2011) (47% M,53%F)Agriculture: Backbone of nationaleconomy, employs ¾ of the workingpopulationFood security: about 7% of thepopulation in food insecurity (2011/12)Poverty: about 63% of the populationbelow the poverty lineLivelihood: about 12% population facelivelihood deficits , due to economic andincome constraintsHIV : 42% of pregnant women HIV +(highest prevalence rate in the world).26% of the population aged between 15and 49 years HIV +.Political Situation: growing pressure frompopular demand for political changeEconomic situation: Severe fiscal deficit(up to 14.3% of GDP in 2010/11 followinga sharp decline in revenues from theSouthern African Customs Union (SACU)
  • 4. Presentation Outline1. About Swaziland2. Context of changes3. Recent arrangements4. Main Deliveries5. Challenges & Way Forward
  • 5. Context of changesOperations Backstopping Mission (April-May 2011) Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) (May 2011) Administrative backstopping Mission (May-June 2011) Management Mission (Aug-Dec 2011)
  • 6. Check-list of key changesNo Subject Status Observation1 BH Done Move from Maputo to Harare2 LTO Done New LTO3 CTA Done New CTA4 MA initiated New MA to be recruted5 GoS Governance Done Improved PTC & PSC efficiency6 Programme Done 2011-13 Operational Plan
  • 7. Presentation Outline1. About Swaziland2. Context of changes3. Recent arrangements4. Main Deliveries5. Challenges & Way Forward
  • 8. Pillars of the new SADP A new Institutional Setup Improved Strengthened visibility Team Work Ops & BudgetMore Efficient MonitoringProcurement System More Motivated Staff
  • 9. Pillars of the new SADP A new Institutional Setup Improved Strengthened visibility Team Work Ops & BudgetMore Efficient MonitoringProcurement System More Motivated Staff
  • 10. Old Implementation Framework EU-funding From this…FAO – technical advisory MEPD – representing Government PS—PSC FAOR Mozambique – MOA – implementing budget holding PS—PTC TAT Other CTA NPD MOA MOA ministries, Heads NGOs and of Dept. stake- holders Technical advisors Focal Points Production Research & Service Marketing
  • 11. New Implementation Framework EU-funding To this… FAO – technical advisory MEPD – representing Government PS—PSC FAOR Zimbabwe (SFS) – MOA – implementing budget holding PS—PTC TAT NITFAO Technical Task ministries, NGOs CTA NPD and stake- Heads holders Other Force Operation of Dept. Officer Technical advisors Focal Points Production Research & Service Marketing
  • 12. New Implementation Framework PSC FAOSFS AFAORSZ PTC SADP Management Finances and OperationsGovernment of Swaziland UN Food and Agriculture Organization
  • 13. Pillars of the new SADP A new Institutional Setup Improved Strengthened visibility Team Work Ops & BudgetMore Efficient MonitoringProcurement System More Motivated Staff
  • 14. SADP Team Work Foundation 1. Clear individual roles within larger teams with clear targets 2. Individual performance to reach team and Project targets 3. Synergy of individual and group actions to reach team and Project Targets
  • 15. SADP Team Work Process TAT RIT Workshops, in the NIT/TAT Workshop, Workshop, Ezulwini, 13 4 Regions, 27 April – Ezulwini, 18 April 2012 April 2012 May 2012TAT = Technical Advisory TeamNIT = National Implementation TeamRIT = Regional Implementation Team
  • 16. SADP Team Work Setup Agricultural Production Transport Services & Capacities Logistics Commun- General Markets ication & Coordination Links Visibility Operations Operations and & Budget Procurement Monitoring Administ- ration & Finances8 interelated Pools of Action instituted
  • 17. Pillars of the new SADP A new Institutional Setup Improved Strengthened visibility Team Work Ops & BudgetMore Efficient MonitoringProcurement System More Motivated Staff
  • 18. Ops. & Budg. Monitoring SystemFAO DataWarehouse Parents Children CSFE (USD & Euros) Financial Statement Headings Lines SADP Management Financial Report SADP Management Result Outcome Output Activity Sub-act. TechnicalProject Reportimplementation European Union
  • 19. Pillars of the new SADP A new Institutional Setup Improved Strengthened visibility Team Work Ops & BudgetMore Efficient MonitoringProcurement System More Motivated Staff
  • 20. The Incentive Package MOA Staff FAO GS Staff• Airtime allocation • Cash overtime• Stationery for instead of field sites compensation• Car fuelling and • Salaries aligned maintenance to the UN System• Internet access in Swaziland facility • Salary increment
  • 21. Pillars of the new SADP A new Institutional Setup Improved Strengthened visibility Team Work Ops & BudgetMore Efficient MonitoringProcurement System More Motivated Staff
  • 22. Improved Procurement System Updated Local Weekly Procurement Procurement Committee Tracker Increased Procurement Field Plan Authorization (USD 50,000) Efficient records keeping
  • 23. Pillars of the new SADP A new Institutional Setup Improved Strengthened visibility Team Work Ops & BudgetMore Efficient MonitoringProcurement System More Motivated Staff
  • 24. The Main Event!!!
  • 25. Another event A Breakfast Meeting with Media
  • 26. Ancora
  • 27. Presentation Outline1. About Swaziland2. Context of changes3. Recent arrangements4. Main Deliveries5. Challenges & Way Forward
  • 28. Field activities: Agroforestry Demonstration PlotsMaize/Sunnhemp Intercropping in Southern RDA
  • 29. Good Agricultural Practices: Conservation Agriculture Demonstration PlotsConservation Agriculture Demonstration Plot in Dvumako RDA
  • 30. Good Agricultural Practices: Improved Crop Husbandry PracticesMaize Variety Demonstration plot in Mahlalini RDA
  • 31. Good Agricultural Practices: Cowpea Seed Multiplication plotsCowpea Seed Multiplication under the Community-based Seed Multiplication (CBSP) initiative in Sithobela RDA
  • 32. Good Agricultural Practices:Children and Youth development Programme (CYDP) Broilers Project CYDP Broiler Project at Boyane
  • 33. CYDP Vegetable Project Practices: Good Agricultural CYDP Vegetable ProjectEkukhulumeni Primary School in Ludvondvolo community
  • 34. Good Agricultural Practices: Indigenous Poultry ProjectIndigenous chickens for kaMfishane, Likhaya Lemphilo Lensha (New Life Home)
  • 35. Construction of Infrastructure:The Mphisi Pig Quarantine Building
  • 36. Institutional SupportAssessment Studies• Farming Systems• Agricultural Extension• Agricultural Research• National Agricultural Marketing Board (NAMBoard)• Vegetable Value Chain• Profiling of Farmers OrganizationsAssessment and Design Studies• The Cooperative Data Analysis System (CODAS)• The Marketing Investment Fund (MIF)• The Swaziland Livestock Information Traceability System (SLITS)Policies• Agricultural Extension• Agricultural Research
  • 37. EU Payments and Budget Consumption Total EU Payments in August 2012 = Euro 9 918 293 (74%) Euro 1 624 950 in May 2009 Euro 3 921 222 in December Euro 1 421 610 in 2010 September 2010 Euro 3 397 593.29 in March 2012 Euro 5 626 161.32 in June 2012 Euro 4 372 121 in August 2012Cumulative Expenditure in June2012 = Euros 5 626 161 (38.64%)
  • 38. Presentation Outline1. About Swaziland2. Context of changes3. Recent arrangements4. Main Deliveries5. Challenges & Way Forward
  • 39. The way forward Finalize the implementation framework through the Rider of the Contribution Agreement Rehabilitate 2 dams and construct 2 new ones Establish the MIF Finalize the Extension and Research Policies Develop a Strategic Plan for the MoA Develop the NAIP within the CAADP scheme
  • 40. Challenges Rebuild a dismantled team Organize and strengthen team work within TAT, between TAT and NIT Catch – up with delayed activities (dams , MIF, RDAs, MoA Strategic Plan, NAIP under CCADP…) Develop a sustainable and coherent conducive institutional environment Succeed in smoothly phasing out
  • 41. Challenges ObjectivesNationalAgricultural The National Results expectedStrategicPlan Implementation Plan for Logical Framework AgriculturalNational Research andAgricultural ActivitiesInvestment ExtensionPlan Budget (CAADP pillar 4)
  • 42. As to conclude As a follow-up to the MTE, SADP has engaged in a heavy and multidimensional exercise of changes It has started to improve its performance and delivery but there is still a lot to achieve The real challenge ahead will be to accelerate the current momentum while smoothly starting to phase out

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