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Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development
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Continental Action to Promote Sustainable Livestock Development

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Presentation from the Livestock Inter-Agency Donor Group (IADG) Meeting 2010. 4-5 May 2010 Italy, Rome IFAD Headquarters. …

Presentation from the Livestock Inter-Agency Donor Group (IADG) Meeting 2010. 4-5 May 2010 Italy, Rome IFAD Headquarters.



The event involved approximately 45 representatives from the international partner agencies to discuss critical needs for livestock development and research issues for the coming decade.

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  • 1. Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa Continental action to promote sustainable livestock development Ralph von Kaufmann Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa FARA IADG Annual Meeting 4 -5 may 2010 IFAD, Rome
  • 2. Outline 1. CAADP and other reforms in African agriculture 2. ALive partnership for Africa’s livestock development, poverty alleviation and sustainable development 3. Priorities for improving the productivity of African animal agriculture 4. Strengthening human and institutional capacity 5. ConclusionsForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 3. Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)• CAADP projects that 6% annual increase in agricultural production is the minimum for getting ahead of population growth to make sustained improvements in food security• Livestock are often the only means of producing food and income and as crop production intensifies so to does livestock production• The investment and broad actions required for livestock are set out in the CAADP companion document and AU-IBAR’s strategy• AU-IBAR is the Lead Institution for livestock in CAADP• FARA is the Lead Institution for CAADP Pillar IV that encompasses agricultural research, technology development and dissemination and crosscutting capacity strengthening• AU-IBAR and FARA are collaborating through the ALive Partnership for African Livestock Development, Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable GrowthForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 4. CAADP and other reforms in African agricultural development• The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is a framework for: – National & regional planning, implementation & evaluation – Developing trade and development corridors – Improving cohesion & complementarity between donors• Promoting knowledge-driven development Continental FARA • Capture spill-overs, • Minimise duplication, Sub SROs regional • Share facilities, • Exploit comparative advantages National NARSForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 5. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa FARA FARA is the apex body for agricultural research in Africa It is a stakeholder organisation working though Sub-Regional Organisations (SROs) ASARECA - East, NASRO – North, CORAF/WECARD- West, CARDESA – South to build critical mass, avoid duplications, fill gaps by supporting networking amongst its stakeholders in: 1. Advocacy and resource mobilisation 2. Access to information and technologies 3. Policies and regional markets 4. Capacity strengthening 5. Partnerships and strategic alliancesForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 6. The Framework for African Agricultural Productivity (FAAP) FAAP Provides guidelines and principles for implementing CAADP Pillar IV Aims While working with; 1. Evolution & reform of Extension, research, training & agricultural institutions & education services 2. Increasing the scale of Africa’s African governments, private investment sector 3. Aligned and coordinated Development agencies, int’l support financing institutionsForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 7. Priorities for improving the productivity of African animal agriculture ALive partnership for Africa’s livestock development, poverty alleviation and sustainable development ALive’s Value proposition is: “to provide a platform for facilitating discussion, advocacy advancing policy advice and accessing global knowledge for stakeholders in African animal agriculture and environment to add value to national and regional actions, and programs in advancing the CAADP Livestock agenda” ALive’s Specific Objectives are to: • Identify trends and emerging issues affecting livestock development and designing collective pre-emptive strategies • Influence public and private investments in livestock • Strengthen livestock sector policies and promote pro poor policies • Improve access to information/knowledge on demand by the end usersForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 8. Priorities for improving the productivity of African animal agriculture ALive partnership for Africa’s livestock development, poverty alleviation and sustainable development ALive’s objectives will be attained by producing specific results in the following Results Areas: • Catalyze and facilitate debate on trends and emerging issues affecting livestock’s contribution to poverty alleviation and economic growth, as well as human and animal health • Advocacy and creating enabling environment for resource mobilization • Support policy analysis and provide policy guidance • Knowledge management and information sharingForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 9. Priorities for improving the productivity of African animal agriculture • Technologies (Science & Community based innovation) – Integrated crop/livestock management (NRM) – Breeds adapted to local conditions (in situ conservation) – Wildlife-livestock systems (buffer zones, Profit, People & Planet) – Livestock disease control (Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS), one world - one health Detection Identification Monitoring (DIM)) • Effective Advisory Services (making value chain actors knowledge-able) • Efficient market chains including livestock products handling and processing (Opening intraregional trade e.g., application of SPSS equivalence) • Enabling policies (Livestock Systems Investment Policy Toolkit (LSIPT), land use, access to water) • Human and Institutional Capacity development (livestock portfolio database)Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 10. strengthening human & institutional capacity • Human and institutional capacity is probably the most critical constraint on African agricultural development • Critical weaknesses are in Africa’s: – ability to attract the best young persons into agricultural training – capacity to produce problems solvers and entrepreneurs – capacity to retain the best professional in Africa and agriculture • Capacity strengthening cuts across all Pillars of CAADP – FARA coordinates continental programmes for strengthening institutions & Africa’s capacity to build capacityForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 11. Strengthening human & institutional capacity • Collaborative programmes with other regions / countries • Africa-US Initiative Hon Higher Education • Platform for African-European Partnership on ARD (PAEPARD) • Africa-India; Africa-China, Africa-Brazil, Africa-League of Arab States • Institutional strengthening based on holositic institutional analyses • Linking university education with research & business to promote innovation & produce graduates with relevant skills – Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation (UniBRAIN) • Providing infrastructure support to improve internet access through Regional Agricultural Information and Learning System (RAILS) • African Union supports the establishment of specialised centres of excellence – Biosciences east and central Africa (BecA) leading the wayForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 12. Conclusions Livestock is the largest agricultural sub-sector Livestock are an essential component in most production systems Improved productivity of animal agriculture is compatible with, and essential and for, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity Research and development must be demand led All value chain actors must be involved in setting agenda, design and evaluation It requires increased and better quality investment Instruments for improved investment include CAADP, FAAP, the AU-IBAR Strategy and ALive THANK YOUForum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • 13. For news on African agricultural research for development visit www.fara-africa.orgForum for Agricultural Research in Africa

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