ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES IN PRIVATE EXTENSION SERVICE IN AFRICA: Lessons from current development initiatives in Nigeria,   ...
Overview <ul><li>Current Development trends in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment of Africa to Agric-led Development Expr...
Current Development trends in Africa <ul><li>Africa has enjoyed faster economic growth since new century than for several ...
Commitment of Africa to Agric-led Development Expressed in CAADP <ul><li>Indications that many African nations are recentl...
Role of Private Extension  in CAAP <ul><li>Limitations of public extension systems across Africa has created critical role...
Models and Frameworks   <ul><li>Extension alternatives – changed from mere diversity of methods to many institutional ext ...
Fig 1: Commodity Alliance Model
Commodity Alliance Model <ul><li>Key elements </li></ul><ul><li>Backward integration </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of partners...
  Cases of Private Extension in Nigeria <ul><li>By Agri-input Dealers Associations – pioneered by USAID/DIAMIMA & MIR </li...
Challenges   <ul><li>Limited capacity of PESP </li></ul><ul><li>CC of commodity associations to dd services </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Appropriate private extension policy </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Basic performance asses...
Conclusion <ul><li>Private extension service has a great potential in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>It has merit in contributi...
Acknowledgment <ul><li>Big thanks to CTA for the funding support 4 me to participate in this great event </li></ul>
 
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ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES IN PRIVATE EXTENSION SERVICE IN AFRICA: Lessons from current development initiatives in Nigerias in private agricultural extension service delivery in africa

  1. 1. ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES IN PRIVATE EXTENSION SERVICE IN AFRICA: Lessons from current development initiatives in Nigeria, Ademola A. Ladele Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Current Development trends in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment of Africa to Agric-led Development Expressed in CAADP [the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Devpt Program] </li></ul><ul><li>Role of Private Extension in CAAP </li></ul><ul><li>Models & Frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Cases of Private Extension in Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges and Way Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Current Development trends in Africa <ul><li>Africa has enjoyed faster economic growth since new century than for several decades </li></ul><ul><li>d 2008 TiSD – Africa Report found that despite such success, achieving d MDGs remains a challenge for sub-Saharan Africa, due to widespread poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Most African countries [esp. sub-Saharan Africa] are at the lowest rumps of d HDI and HPI. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Commitment of Africa to Agric-led Development Expressed in CAADP <ul><li>Indications that many African nations are recently determined to change through CAADP </li></ul><ul><li>CAADP – AU/NEPAD agenda [2003] to reach higher economic growth thru invigorated agric-led devpt.; target 6% agr & allocating 10% national budget 2 agric </li></ul><ul><li>Cardinal strategies – NAIP, GAFSP, SAKSS to drive d process </li></ul><ul><li>5 Key themes of NAIP include provision and supervision of extension services [ led by the private sector ] </li></ul>
  5. 5. Role of Private Extension in CAAP <ul><li>Limitations of public extension systems across Africa has created critical role 4 Private Extension: </li></ul><ul><li>Poor funding of agric sector – reflects in high EA/F </li></ul><ul><li>Low technical and professional competencies – due to poor training </li></ul><ul><li>Weak cc of public extension to cover the entire commodity ss chain </li></ul><ul><li>i.e. overwhelmed PE ; Market orientation etc </li></ul>
  6. 6. Models and Frameworks <ul><li>Extension alternatives – changed from mere diversity of methods to many institutional ext options [Moris, 1991] </li></ul><ul><li>Private Extension – acts of p inds. or organizations providing extension services 2 farmers usu charging farmers [privatization is act of govt to recover costs] </li></ul><ul><li>Out growers schemes, PPP and Commodity Alliance Model </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fig 1: Commodity Alliance Model
  8. 8. Commodity Alliance Model <ul><li>Key elements </li></ul><ul><li>Backward integration </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose of partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Key stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Charter of partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance/Partnership manager </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cases of Private Extension in Nigeria <ul><li>By Agri-input Dealers Associations – pioneered by USAID/DIAMIMA & MIR </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. NAIDAs, Sygenta Agrochemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Firms sourcing raw materials; E.g. OLAM Nig. Ltd. In rice milling, Sasakawa Global 2000 in sorghum, Saro Agro-Allied Ltd. Extension Programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Private Extension Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. FIF Konsult Ltd. and Dynamic Agro Inds. Ltd. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Challenges <ul><li>Limited capacity of PESP </li></ul><ul><li>CC of commodity associations to dd services </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of rural infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Policy environment </li></ul><ul><li>Technical competence </li></ul><ul><li>Risks and uncertainties </li></ul><ul><li>Farming systems </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Appropriate private extension policy </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>Basic performance assessment tools 4 commodity associations to be designed </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable insurance scheme in-built to the CAM </li></ul><ul><li>Markets for major crops thru food reserves and export drive by govt. </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons to be learnt from other nations & plan to privatize extension service delivery </li></ul>Way forward
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Private extension service has a great potential in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>It has merit in contributing towards achieving the goals of CAADP </li></ul><ul><li>Increased private sector participation - may serve as the missing link to transform the rural Africa </li></ul>
  13. 13. Acknowledgment <ul><li>Big thanks to CTA for the funding support 4 me to participate in this great event </li></ul>

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