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  • 1. Context presentation for WCA Research team meeting Bamako April 6 to 9, 2011
      • Oxfam Ethiopia
  • 2. Country context
    • Ethiopia is a land locked country
    • 85% depend on subsistence agriculture
    • Over 51% of population are women
    • Agriculture generates ~ 90 percent of the export earnings and employment
    • Collectivisations expericences
    • ~18% of rural community (estimated 28ml) organised in to coops.
  • 3. Rural Policy context
    • Agriculture Development LI, the pillar
    • Growth and transformation plan (GTP)
    • Cooperatives Laws
    • Agricultural commercialisation
    • Ethiopian commodity exchange (ECX)
    • AU Comprehensive Agricultural Development Programme
  • 4. Agriculture and rural Development strategic directions (2010 to 2015)
    • Enhance the capacity and extensive use of labour,
    • Proper utilization of agricultural land,
    • Commercialisation and specialization
    • Integrating agri., marketing, and agricultural research, extension etc.
    • Efficient agricultural marketing system,
  • 5. PO/CA policy provisions
    • Cooperative law
    • Investment incentive permitted by law to Coops.
    • Exemption from income tax
    • Land acquisition free of lease
    • Other assistance and incentives from government
    • Established appropriate authority
    • Exempted from any fee entertained by court
  • 6. Oxfam Ethiopia country programme
    • Empowered citizens enjoying fundamental and democratic rights from an accountable government .
    • change propositions
      • Economically empowered citizens
      • Able and willing government
      • Vibrant civil society
    Eritrea Somalia Djibouti
  • 7. Country programmes
    • Rights in crisis
    • Pastoral programme
    • CASHE
      • Empowered one million smallholder farmer with sustained income and asset growth
      • Gender equitable access to institutions, resources and decision making ensured
      • A vibrant lobbying group consisting of stakeholders, smallholder farmers and their networks as collective voice for change.
      • Evidence based influencing government and donor policies on smallholder agriculture
  • 8. CASHE strategies
    • Farmer Perspective
      • Leadership (WEL)
      • Capacity building
      • Linkages to market
      • Organisation (governance and systems)
    • Market Perspective
      • Identification (subsectors and technologies)
      • Market power (Negotiations and intelligence)
      • Gendered value chain approaches
      • PSD
    • Networking and influencing
      • Stakeholder forums
      • Partnership
      • Documentation and dissemination for influencing and advocacy
      • MEL
  • 9. Partner subsectors
    • CASHE/GTP
    • CASHE:
      • Honey value chain
      • Coffee VC
      • Honey VC
      • Spices
      • FAL integration
      • Women enterprise
      • Malt barley value chain
    • GTP
      • Maize
      • Rice
      • Pulses
      • Sesame
      • Honey
      • Coffee
    • Strategic partners
    • Pilot work completed in Amhara
    • Field work on progress in both regions
    • Amhara Unions, MGs, GO, NGO
    • Oromia Value chain Forums (Union, women's affairs, University)
    • National ECA, ILO, ECX, MOA, Cooperatives agency,
  • 10. WCA research vis-à-vis CASHE
    • Relevance
    • Sector targeting and development
    • New Business Model Development
    • Refine strategies and learning
    • Influencing and collaboration
    • WEL Strengthening
    • Integrated in to existing partnerships
    • Progress to date
    • Piloting in honey
    • Filed work for phase one
    • SD planning for April
    • National Learning event
  • 11. Thank you