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Opportunities for sub-regional
collaboration
Fina Opio
Executive Director, ASARECA
ASARECA (Association for Strengthening Agricultural
Research in Eastern and Central Africa)
An association of 11
Country N...
Association cont.
It covers 11 countries namely: Burundi, DR.
Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya,
Madagascar, Rwanda, South ...
The Association cont.
It was noted then that:
 These countries share boarders and have a lot in
common
 The problems and...
ASARECAs Mission
To enhance regional collective action in:
 agricultural research for development,
 extension and
 agr...
ASARECAs Mission is Aligned to the MDG and
Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development
Programme (CAADP) Goals
This missi...
Core functions of ASARECA
1. Develop a shared vision and sub-regional goals
2. Empowerment of end-users to ensure their me...
Core functions cont.
6. Mobilize and allocate resources for research, extension,
agricultural training and education throu...
- Promotion of
economies of
scale
- Identification of
sub-regional public
goods
- Ensuring
Science &
Technology
leads to
I...
Opportunities for collaboration
Identification of regional priorities cutting across
the different countries and
Develop...
Opportunities cont.
Being able to respond collectively to emergent
problems and threats.
Enhancing and facilitation of h...
Opportunities cont.
Leveraging strengths of strong NARS to build
capacity of other NARS
The case of EAAPP- using center'...
Effective Partnership Required to Implement CAADP And
Achieve 6% Growth Rate at ECA Regional Level
REGIONAL
LEVEL
SUB-REGI...
Examples of effective collaborative activities
in ASARECA
Sustainable Intensification of Sorghum legume systems in ECA
• Uganda
• Kenya
• Tanzania
• Sudan
• Eritrea
• Exchange of
s...
Outcome of water harvesting on maize and nappier grass
production in drier parts of ECA – the case of Kenya
(Upto 1,600 ho...
Onion productivity enhanced through drip irrigation and
market creation - Madagascar
Off-season
market-oriented
onion prod...
Enhancing access to quality seed potato in ECA
 ASARECA is upscaling quality seed
potato production innovations in
ECA
 ...
Success story of Maize project
 ASARECA and its partners (Kenya,
Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and
Sudan) have introgressed ...
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  1. 1. Opportunities for sub-regional collaboration Fina Opio Executive Director, ASARECA
  2. 2. ASARECA (Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa) An association of 11 Country NARs in the ECA region
  3. 3. Association cont. It covers 11 countries namely: Burundi, DR. Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda It was established in 1994
  4. 4. The Association cont. It was noted then that:  These countries share boarders and have a lot in common  The problems and opportunities in most cases cut across boarders  Hence a need for collective action to avoid duplication of effort and resources.  Leverage on resources where possible
  5. 5. ASARECAs Mission To enhance regional collective action in:  agricultural research for development,  extension and  agricultural training and education To promote:  economic growth,  fight poverty,  eradicate hunger and  enhance sustainable use of resources in Eastern and Central Africa.
  6. 6. ASARECAs Mission is Aligned to the MDG and Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Goals This mission highlights ASARECA’s commitment to the: • Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty and hunger by half by 2015 and • To attain CAADP’s target of regional agricultural production growth rate at an annual rate of 6% by 2015
  7. 7. Core functions of ASARECA 1. Develop a shared vision and sub-regional goals 2. Empowerment of end-users to ensure their meaningful participation in setting priorities 3. Coordinate collective action at the sub-regional level 4. Contribute to improving networking in the sub-region on research, extension, agricultural training and education 5. Contribute to the development of appropriate knowledge, methodologies, information and technologies 6. Facilitate the transfer of knowledge, information and technology
  8. 8. Core functions cont. 6. Mobilize and allocate resources for research, extension, agricultural training and education through working with African and International organizations 7. Strengthen capacity for agricultural research for development, extension, agricultural training and education 8 Facilitate sharing of research outputs and benefits among national agricultural research systems
  9. 9. - Promotion of economies of scale - Identification of sub-regional public goods - Ensuring Science & Technology leads to Innovations ASARECA adds value to National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) through: ASARECA secretariat takes a coordinating role
  10. 10. Opportunities for collaboration Identification of regional priorities cutting across the different countries and Developing strategies and setting an agenda to address them through collective action. Convening the countries to address the regional problems and sharing responsibilities instead of duplication – hence leveraging resources.
  11. 11. Opportunities cont. Being able to respond collectively to emergent problems and threats. Enhancing and facilitation of harmonization of policies across the countries to enhance trade and other barriers to agricultural development Enhancing of sharing of knowledge, information technologies and innovations across the sub- region – (information and Knowledge hub) Capacity building, mentoring and opportunities for learning among the different countries.
  12. 12. Opportunities cont. Leveraging strengths of strong NARS to build capacity of other NARS The case of EAAPP- using center's of Excellence
  13. 13. Effective Partnership Required to Implement CAADP And Achieve 6% Growth Rate at ECA Regional Level REGIONAL LEVEL SUB-REGIONAL LEVEL NATIONAL LEVEL AU/NEPAD Regional compact CAADP PILLARS I, II III & IV COMESA Sub-Regional Compact NATIONAL FOCAL UNIT National Compact CAADP PILLAR IV FARA Regional Compact ASARECA Regional Compact NATIONAL FOCAL UNIT National Compact
  14. 14. Examples of effective collaborative activities in ASARECA
  15. 15. Sustainable Intensification of Sorghum legume systems in ECA • Uganda • Kenya • Tanzania • Sudan • Eritrea • Exchange of sorghum germplasm between countries facilitated • Sharing of information and data on sorghum has hastened the time for release of new varieties ICRISAT Scientist Dr. Mary Mgonja and Eritrean breeder Negusse Abraha examine the sorghum crop at Serere, Uganda NACO Mtama ! was released in Tanzania after 1 season of testing. The variety was accessed from Kenya Eritrean farmers at Goluj have accessed sorghum germplasm and hybrids from ICRISAT and partner countries
  16. 16. Outcome of water harvesting on maize and nappier grass production in drier parts of ECA – the case of Kenya (Upto 1,600 households pulled out food insecurity & maize production increased from 0.5t/ha to 3.5 t/h over 3 yrs)
  17. 17. Onion productivity enhanced through drip irrigation and market creation - Madagascar Off-season market-oriented onion productivity increased by between 50-70% over the last 3 years for 600 farmers
  18. 18. Enhancing access to quality seed potato in ECA  ASARECA is upscaling quality seed potato production innovations in ECA  Facilitating the movement of certified seed between the participating countries  Exchange of potato germplasm enhanced Potato field planted with quality seed potato at Ngozi, Burundi The small seed plot techqnique has been promoted at Meru, Kenya Small seed-plot for producing quality potato seed at Kabale, Uganda
  19. 19. Success story of Maize project  ASARECA and its partners (Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and Sudan) have introgressed drought tolerance conferring genes into the Maize Sudanese Maize transformed with NHX1 gene Glass house care of transfomats Ms Rasha Adam invented a drought tolerant gene & named it ASARECA AnxZm35 gene
  20. 20. Thank you
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