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[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges
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[Day 1] Keynote - Opening Remarks and Challenges

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Presented by Bashir Jama (AGRA) at the …

Presented by Bashir Jama (AGRA) at the
CGIAR-CSI Annual Meeting 2009: Mapping Our Future. March 31 - April 4, 2009, ILRI Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • 1. Opening Remarks & Challenges Bashir Jama, AGRA Mapping Our Future a CSI / AGCommons Vision & Agenda CGIAR Consortium on Spatial Information (CSI) Annual Meeting, ILRI, Nairobi, 31 March to 4 April 2009
  • 2. Overview AGRA • Focus on agricultural development in Africa • A new model for development engagement The Soil Health Program • Need / opportunity for improved location-specific data and analysis to support that initiative • Special role for and linkages to AfSIS Challenge to the Geospatial Community  What the community needs to do, how, and with whom
  • 3. What is AGRA? A dynamic partnership working across Africa to help millions of small-scale farming families lift themselves out of poverty and hunger.
  • 4. Mr Kofi A Annan, Chairman of AGRA
  • 5. AGRA interventions can solve problems along the value chain Seeds Program Investments for the Green Market Access Policy & advocacy, M&E Soil Health Revolution Agricultural Extension Water Resources l l l l l l l l 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  • 6. Policies and Partnerships Program Policies for rapid transformation of Africa’s agriculture • Accelerate investment in research and rural infrastructure • Smart subsidies for farm inputs (‘growth enhancement credits’) • Develop networks of agrodealers across rural areas • Secure national food supplies
  • 7. Africa is very different from Asia: A uniquely African Green Revolution is needed that respects diversity The Sahelian Drylands Area: 1.2m km2 Population: 38m Millet & sorghum belt: 23m ha Moist Savanna and Humid Forest Zone Woodland Zones Area: 5.8m km2 Area: 4.4m km2 Population: 168m Population: 157m Cassava belt: 18m ha Maize belt: 32m ha NERICA potential: 2m ha CA potential: 7m ha
  • 8. To succeed in sub-Saharan Africa, AGRA must overcome enormous challenges Ecological diversity Diverse soils Many crop species Segmented political landscape Erratic rainfall Low adoption of improved crop varieties Soil Classes of Africa
  • 9. Soil nutrient mining is killing Africa! 1995-97 2002-04 Source: IFDC
  • 10. Key entry points: Unhealthy soils Untamed water
  • 11. Netherlands Vietnam Fertilizer Japan UK use per China France ha in sub- Brazil USA Saharan India South Africa Africa is Cuba the lowest Benin Malawi in the Ethiopia Mali world Burkina Faso Nigeria Tanzania Mozambique Guinea Ghana Uganda 600 kg/ha 100 200 300 400 500 0 Sources: FAOSTAT 2003, Norman Borlaug 2004
  • 12. The Soil Health Program (SHP Objective 1: Supply locally Objective 2: Adoption of appropriate appropriate fertilizers ISFM technology packages Objective 3: Create accommodative policy environment
  • 13. SHP Sub-Programs 1. Fertilizer Supply Program • Focuses on the production and distribution (i.e. importing and wholesale) elements of the fertilizer supply chain 2. Soil health training sub-program • Invest in African extension workers, technicians and scientists to facilitate the development and extension of new and existing ISFM technology packages
  • 14. SHP Sub-Programs… 3. Soil health research sub-program • Focuses on supporting the development, adaptation and fine-tuning of ISFM technologies 4. Soil health extension sub-program • Focuses on scaling up ISFM technological packages to thousands of farmers
  • 15. Quick impacts • Identify large scale value chain type projects in key breadbaskets • Support national implementation task forces and policy hubs • Each project targets 20,000 to 100,000 farmers along value chain – involves the other programs • Each project incorporates MSc and PhD training opportunities 15
  • 16. Soil Map of the World, vol. 6, Africa (FAO/UNESCO, 1977)
  • 17. Bringing Soil Science into the 21st Century • Supply dynamic soil information • Local scale: Provide support tools for farmers and extension staff • National scale: Advise national policy makers on fertilizers recommendations • Global scale: Provide information for global databases
  • 18. Africa Soil Information Services (AfSIS) • Aims at increasing access to a reliable, flexible and dynamic soil-health information service for the ultimate benefit of the African smallholder farm family • Available opportunities: – Recent advances in digital soil mapping, – Infrared spectroscopy, – Remote sensing, – Statistics
  • 19. Mapping recommendation domains for ISFM technologies and use of improved seed
  • 20. Mali Mapping Nigeria Ghana agro-dealer Uganda network Kenya coverage Tanzania Zambia Malawi
  • 21. Using GIS tools to map out grain trade flow in eastern and southern Africa
  • 22. Geospatial Community Challenge 1 • A clear vision and strategy urgently needed for the development and delivery of the key geospatial products and services for the next 5-10 years • Vital that the community supports and strengthens the new generation of development mechanisms and institutions in Africa (eg, CAADP, AGRA)
  • 23. Geospatial Community Challenge 2  Strongly encourage CSI and AGCommons to continue to build their strong partnership.  Expand the collaboration to engage with CAADP and AGRA initiatives.  Train and strengthen the capacity of national institutions in geospatial techniques.  Urge boldness and pragmatism in your deliberations about a new vision and turn into action and impact fast.
  • 24. Thank you

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