[Day 2] Center Presentation: ReSAKSS


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Presented by Stella Clara Massawe at the CGIAR-CSI Annual Meeting 2009: Mapping Our Future. March 31 - April 4, 2009, ILRI Campus, Nairobi, Kenya

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[Day 2] Center Presentation: ReSAKSS

  1. 1. Overview of ReSAKSS CSI Annual meeting-2009 Stella Clara Massawe ReSAKSS-ECA
  2. 2. Introduction - What is ReSAKSS? Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge  Support System Initiative of five CGIAR centers – ILRI, ICRISAT,  IFPRI, IITA, and IMWI Information and knowledge management system   Africa-wide initiative organized in three nodes ReSAKSS-ECA based at ILRI for COMESA region; ReSAKSS-  SA based at IMWI for SADC region; and ReSAKSS-WA based at IITA for ECOWAS region. Africa –wide coordination is by IFPRI
  3. 3. Objectives of ReSAKSS? Aim it to promote and support effective and  sustainable agricultural and rural development in Africa By providing analytical and knowledge support to  RECs, governments, donors, etc in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of agricultural development strategies across Africa Form of policy-relevant analysis, data, and tools  to improve policy making, fill knowledge gaps, promote dialogue, and facilitate the benchmarking and review processes associated with development strategies
  4. 4. How does ReSAKSS Work?  Common agenda defined across all the three ReSAKSS nodes  Strategic analysis  Knowledge management  Capacity building  Consultative process with stakeholders driven by respective RECs – who serve as Chairs of Steering Committees  Wide range of collaborative networks of users and suppliers of knowledge and research products
  5. 5. ReSAKSS & CAADP CAADP- common framework for agricultural  development and growth for African countries CAADP principles: Agriculture-led growth as a main  strategy to achieve the MDG goal of poverty reduction; the pursuit of a 6% average annual sector growth rate at  the national level; the allocation of 10% of national budgets to the  agricultural sector; the exploitation of regional complementarities and  cooperation to boost growth; the principals of policy efficiency, dialogue, review, and  accountability, shared by all NEPAD programs; the principles of partnerships and alliances to include  farmers, agribusiness and civil society communities;
  6. 6. On-going activities – Strategic Analysis 1)Impact of non-tariff trade barriers (NTBs) in the East African Community (EAC) 2) Assessing the impact of the Common External Tariff (CET) in COMESA region 3) Vulnerability Analysis in Eastern Africa 4) Investment Analysis in ASARECA region 5) Responding to Food Price Crisis in ESA
  7. 7. Knowledge Management and M&E Development of a web-based regional information 1) and knowledge platform – data sharing, communications and outreach Presentations-ASARECA, COMESA, EAC,Agri. 2) Ministries, dev agencies,private sector etc 2) Other knowledge platforms e.g. development domain tool, data compact discs 3) Monitoring and Evaluation a. Annual trends and outlook analysis reports b. M&E Framework for CAADP and other regional strategies Capacity building is cross cutting
  8. 8. Spatial Information targeting –CAADP & other initiatives Intervention Bench marking and M&E
  9. 9. CAADP pillars Extending the area under sustainable land 1. management and reliable water control systems; Improving rural infrastructure and trade-related 2. capacities for market access Increasing food supply and reducing hunger; 3. Agricultural research, technology dissemination 4. and adoption; and Critical areas that cut across the above four 5. pillars. (additional) Various indicators for each pillar-spatial analysis and information useful here
  10. 10. Fertiliser Intensity in COMESA is low
  11. 11. Proportion of children under 5 with moderate and severe malnutrition -1996-2005
  12. 12. Maize Productivity (tonnes/ha) in Tanzania 2002/2001 Sub national level productivity vary across the Source: Crop Monitoring and Early Warning country Unit: Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
  13. 13. Percentage of the population requiring food aid between November, 2006 and February, 2007.
  14. 14. Conclusions  How you would want to use: ReSAKSS network of policy makers, policy analysts, and other stakeholders in RECs, governments, donors, farmers’ organizations, business federations, national, regional and international organizations, etc to get your messages across. (Dissemination of already existing outputs )  Collaborative activities and synthesis and briefs of your work, to distill messages for the policy making community.  ReSAKSS website: www.ReSAKSS.org & presentations  Collaborative Analysis-to respond to policy questions-value addition not repetition
  15. 15. THANK YOU
  16. 16. www.mapmaker.google.com/datadownload 