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  • 1. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABINIABI 2112 Roundtable on Strengthening GABI, 2012 1130-1300 hrs February 7, 2012, New Delhi, India Ralph von Kaufmann UniBRAIN Facility Coordinator Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa AgBIT - Zambia CAF - Mali CURAD - Uganda CCLEARr - Ghana IDPA - Uganda SVCDC - Kenya
  • 2. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABI CONTENTRationale: UniBRAIN is an emerging networkUniBRAIN Strengths: could GABI benefit from them?UniBRAIN Weaknesses: could GABI strengthen them?UniBRAIN Opportunities: could GABI help realise them?UniBRAIN Threats: could GABI help mitigate them?Take home messages
  • 3. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABI Strength from strong partnership: Overall coordination Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa Facilitating university participation African Network for Agriculture, Facilitating agricultural Agroforestry and research participation Natural Resources Sub Regional Organisations Education Facilitating private Funding sector participation agency PanAfrican Royal Agribusiness and Danish Agroindustry Ministry of Consortium Affairs Agribusiness Incubator Programme of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics
  • 4. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABIAN EMERGING AFRICAN AGRIBUSINES INCUBATOR NETWORKUniBRAIN agribusiness incubators The Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development (UniBRAIN-CURAD) focusing on plantation cash crops Specific value chain: Coffee The Incubation and Diversification of Banana Products for Agribusiness (UniBRAIN-ABP or Afri Banana) focusing on staple food and cash crops Specific value chain: Banana The Sorghum Value Chain Development Consortium (UniBRAIN-SVCDC) focusing on smallholder dry land food grains Specific value chain: Sorghum The Creating Competitive Livestock-bias Entrepreneurs in Agribusiness (UniBRAIN-CCLEAr) focusing on Smallholder livestock Specific value chain: Livestock The Innovative Centre for Agro-forestry (UniBRAIN-CAF) focusing on agro- forestry products Specific value chains: non-timber forestry products, cereals and fruits The Agri-Business Incubation Trust (UniBRAIN-AgBIT) focusing on tropical fruit Specific value chain: Mango
  • 5. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABIStrength from geographic spreadof action on continental value chains UniBRAIN CAF UniBRAIN CCLEAr UniBRAIN is not exclusively Danida funded Collaboration developing with UniBRAIN AgBIT infoDev and others could expand the network
  • 6. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABIStrength from geographic spreadof action on continental value chains UniBRAIN is not exclusively Danida funded Collaboration developing with infoDev and others
  • 7. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABI UniBRAIN strengths: could GABI benefit from them African agriculture is on the move Figure 1. The usually quoted data Figure 2. less quoted data Changes in per capita net agricultural Changes in net agricultural production (1961- production (1961-2007) 2007) Through FARA UniBRAIN linked to African Union 250 500 Commission Asia Asia South America South America Investors are interested in Africa (including sovereign Food production (1961=100)Per capita food production (1961=100) 200 World Africa 400 wealth) Africa World North America 150 Agribusiness incubators working on value chains with high 300 Europe potential for scaling up 100 200 Partners mandates 50 FARA, ANAFE & PanAAC have continental mandates 100 SROs have subregional mandates 0 0 1960 All linked to national and local farmers and institutions 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010
  • 8. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABI UniBRAIN strengths: could GABI benefit from them African agriculture is on the move Through FARA UniBRAIN linked to African Union Commission Investors are interested in Africa (including sovereign wealth) Agribusiness incubators working on value chains with high potential for scaling up Partners mandates FARA, ANAFE & PanAAC have continental mandates SROs have subregional mandates All linked to national and local farmers and institutions
  • 9. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABI UniBRAIN Weaknesses: could GABI strengthen them Inexperience because the incubators are just being established Systems not yet developed e.g., for selecting incubatees Weak infrastructure Small community of agribusiness incubators Uncritical audience
  • 10. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABIUniBRAIN Opportunities: could GABI help UniBRAIN realise them Widens sources of ideas Expands pool of human and institutional experience and expertise Opens trading opportunities both ways Strengthens voice of emerging and developing economies in agribusiness (and general business) negotiations with WTO and other global conventions
  • 11. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABIUniBRAIN Threats: could GABI help UniBRAIN mitigate them? Weak competitive position in globalising markets Limited capacity in developing legal instruments such as intellectual property rights, patenting, commercial confidentiality Limited capacity for due diligence globally Competition for specialised talent
  • 12. Opportunities for strengthening UniBRAIN through GABI Take home messages NIABI and UniBRAIN could catalyse formation of GABI For UniBRAIN members this would: ‘S’ Enable agribusinesses in Africa to exploit their strengths ‘W’ Widen pools of expertise and innovations available to Africa and improve cross fertilisation ‘O’ Strengthen African agribusiness competitiveness ‘T’ Widen opportunities for African agriculture in global markets and strengthen the negotiating position of agribusiness in emerging and developing markets These are all equally applicable to agribusinesses in other GABI members e.g., NIABI, Marditec
  • 13. For more information visit:www.fara-africa.org/our projects/unibrain THANK YOU
  • 14. UniBRAIN a new gateway into African agribusiness ORGANISATION: The UniBRAIN Facility Legend FARA Secretariate UniBRAIN Facility Formal/contractual responsibilities UniBRAIN Steering Networking/ Committee technical relations Work programming 1. Executive Director UniBRAIN 2. Deputy Executive Executive Director Committee 3. Director Finance 4. Director Capacity Strengthening UniBRAIN UniBRAIN (NSF4 Budget Holder) Facility Partnership Coordinator*) Committee UniBRAIN UniBRAIN UniBRAIN *) Line responsibilities and conditions of service to be handled Programme Accountant*) Community within FARA’s human resource and Officer*) (Incubator Support) Manager*) administrative framework UniBRAIN Partners UniBRAIN Incubators ANAFE SROs Board Board Board Board Board Board PanAAC ABI- CURAD IDBPA SVCDC CCLEAr CAF AgBIT ICRISAT