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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
 

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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 ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES IN PRIVATE EXTENSION SERVICE IN AFRICA: Lessons from current development initiatives in Nigerias in private agricultural extension service delivery in africa Presentation Transcript

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