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What role can the private sector play in climate smart smallholder agriculture in Africa? Presentation from Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2011

What role can the private sector play in climate smart smallholder agriculture in Africa? Presentation from Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2011

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    Learning Event 6, Session 1, From Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2011 Learning Event 6, Session 1, From Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • 
 A climate smart value chainapproach to improve maize and soya bean productivity
 
 Austin Ngwira"
 Director of 
Agriculture" Clinton Development Initiative (Malawi)" 
 "" "Learning Event 6: What role can the private sector play in climate smart smallholder agriculture in Africa?" Agriculture and Rural Development Day" COP 17" Durban, South Africa" 3 December 2011" "
    • CDI Anchor Farm Business Model"•  Farmer club:" –  Typically 10 to 20 members (at least 40% women)" –  Elects leaders democratically" –  Appoints lead (progressive) farmer to be their coach" –  Creates local employment (450 people at peak season)"
    • Project Summary" q  Goal: increase rural household incomes and food security by increasing soya beans production" q  Farmer targets: Increase from 2500 farmers in 2010/11 to 21,000 in 2012/13" q  Elements of climate smart agriculture:" q Soil cover with crop residues" q Fertiliser trees in farming systems" q Zero/minimum tillage supported by use of herbicides"
    • Support services to farmers"q  Extend agronomic best practices by working with:!q  Develop and strengthen market linkages"q  Develop farmer organisations"q  Support community infrastructure development through anchor farm profit plough back" "
    • ISFM farmer demonstrations" q  Jointly designed with:" v AGRA Soil Health Programme" v Department of Agricultural Research Services" (Chitedze Research Station)" " q  Treatments (4):" v  T1: "Intercrop Maize with Gliricidia sepium under CA with full fertiliser recommendation" v  T2: "Same as T2; replace Gs with Tephrosia vogelli! v  T3: "Soya-Maize Rotation under CA with full " "fertiliser recommendation " v  T4: "Farmer practice (control) for maize cultivation"
    • CDI–AGRA/AECF partnership"•  Expanded outreach to smallholder farmers from 200 in 2008 to 10,400 in 2011/12"•  Expanded geographical coverage from 1 to 6agruclutral extension planning areas"•  Capacity building"•  Networking"•  New marketing linkages: financial institutions, input suppliers"
    • Achievements"•  Evidence from farmers & demo plots: " –  Saves labour, time, money " –  Avails manure on farm" –  Reduced Striga incidence" –  Vigorous crop performance"•  Effective market linkages:" –  Bank approvals for farmer loans 2011/12" –  Secured seed grower contracts" –  Secured pre-season soya seed contract 2011/12"
    • Market linkages model" THE  CDI/AGRA  PROJECT  FARM  INPUT   &  OUTPUT RELATIONAL  MODEL       • Farm  input  loan   agreement   • Club  and   individual   accounts  opening  • Financial  analysis   • Loan  recovery  • Farmer  service   • Scheduled  v an  system  MOU/Agreement    (  payments  &  deposits)     •     • Best  prac*ce  soya  agronomy   • Farm  input  distribu*on     • Soya   collec*on bulking &  shipping  to  buyer ,       • Pre-­‐season  contract   with  soya   buyer   • Monitor  produc*on  &  marke*ng   • Loan   payments deduc*ons  from  soya  sales     Input     • Guarantee  market   (Price  • Soya  supply  contract   &  Volume)  (pre-­‐season  signing)   • Market  campaign  (radio  • Soya  shipping  &     messages,  farmer  *mely  payment  (zero   mee*ngs,  monitoring  tolerance  on  delays)   visits)     • Cost  share  in  coll ec*on   &  bulking  centers    
    • THANK YOU ALL!!!"CDI Country Executive, Joyful kids at Nsilombe Village, TAWalker Morris (Right)" Mavwere, Mchinji District, 4 March 2011"