An evolving strategy helping to promote agro-processing as a profitable enterprise is the emergence of service providers utilizing appropriate industries. Project reached the processors in the remotest parts of the country. Processors have means to process their crops and therefore could wait for a good chance to market their produce - stimulates interaction and generates information on design, make and adoptability of the technologies - allows sensitization of rural development projects which could solicit support for funding, adoption and implementation
Sasakawa-Africa Association/ Global 2000 SG 2000 Agricultural Program in Africa: Our Future Directions By Christopher Dowswell SAA Executive Director—Programs
A food-secure rural Africa with increasing numbers of prospering smallholder commercial farmers.
To transform African extension advisory services to address food security among resource-poor farmers and provide greater economic benefit to commercially oriented smallholder farmers from agriculture value chains.
SAA Established in 1986 and registered in Geneva, Switzerland, as a Swiss humanitarian NGO.
Offices in Geneva, Tokyo, Addis Ababa, Bamako, Kano and Kampala
Partnership with the Carter Center’s Global 2000 Program, Atlant., Sasakawa-Global 2000 agricultural projects have operated in 15 sub-Saharan countries.
Mali Guinea Burkina Faso Sudan Ethiopia Eritrea Uganda Tanzania Mozambique Zambia Malawi Nigeria Ghana Togo Benin Active Concluded SG 2000 Agricultural Program
Netherlands Vietnam Japan UK China France Brazil USA India South Africa Cuba Benin Malawi Ethiopia Mali Burkina Faso Nigeria Tanzania Mozambique Guinea Ghana Uganda Kg/ha Source: FAOSTAT, July 2003 0 100 200 300 400 Fertilizer nutrient consumption per hectare of arable land in selected countries, 2002 500 600
SAA is an evidence-based organization, whose program/project activities are measurable, scalable, and sustainable.
SAA offers a twin-track anti-hunger/anti-poverty strategy
In smallholder development work, SAA advances the fullest expression of the value chain.
In food security work, SAA give priority to farmers previously marginalized from extension, with primary emphasis on women farmers.
SAA focuses on food crops with good caloric and/or nutritive value and relatively low perishability. In livestock our focus is on improving crop/livestock systems.
SAA emphasizes development of agricultural extension advisory services where farmers and their organizations assume greater responsibility for directing and financing local operations as a key strategy to assure sustainability.
Strengthen extension capacity to demonstrate & provide training in post-production value-enhancing technologies.
Identify, verify, and adapt improved value-adding equipment and storage structures.
Strengthen capacity of local fabricators/manufacturers to build and supply recommended postharvest and agro-processing equipment.
Support development of networks of private service providers that offer mechanized services to smallholders in postharvest handling and agro-processing processes.
Enterprise Development (Service Delivery & Maintenance) Grating Service Provider: Nigeria, Benin & Ghana Threshing Service Provider: Mali Mobile Rice Mill: Uganda Threshing Service Provider: Ethiopia
Theme 3: Public-private partnerships and market access for smallholder producers
Help private agribusinesses and farmer organizations to build their capacity to assume greater responsibility for technology transfer activities.
Strengthen smallholder farmer associations as economic units to improve capacity to engage in commercial markets for inputs, service provision (inputs, postharvest, agro-processing), add value to basic food crops, and marketing.