Public-Private Partnerships Key 2 Farm Block Development In Zambia


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Public-Private Partnerships Key 2 Farm Block Development In Zambia

  1. 1. Public-Private-Partnerships: Key to accelerated FARM BLOCK DEVELOPMENT IN ZAMBIA Presented by David Subakanya February 2010
  2. 2. Farm Block Development (FBD) in Zambia <ul><li>Current policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The main thrusts of the National Agricultural Policy (NAP) are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liberalization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercialization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of Public-Private Partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provision of effective agricultural services that will ensure sustainable agricultural growth. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source: National Agricultural Policy (Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Derived Programmes from NAP <ul><li>Commercialization of Agricultural Lands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Farm Block Development: Government is opening up viable agricultural lands into Farm Blocks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government is providing basic infrastructure such as: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Roads and Bridges </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dams, canals and weirs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electrification </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Progress on FBD in Zambia The Government has earmarked to develop a Farm block in each Province of Zambia. <ul><li>Farm Block Province District Size (Ha) </li></ul><ul><li>1 Nasanga Central Serenje 155 000 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Kalumwange Western Kaoma 100 000 </li></ul><ul><li>3 Luena Luapula Kawambwa 100 000 </li></ul><ul><li>4 Manshya Northern Mpika 147 000 </li></ul><ul><li>5 Mikelenge/Luma North-Western Solwezi 100 000 </li></ul><ul><li>6 Luswishi Copper-Belt Lufwanyama 100 000 </li></ul><ul><li>7 Chongwe Lusaka Chongwe 45 000 </li></ul><ul><li>8 Simango Southern Kazungula 100 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Zumwanda Eastern Lundazi 100 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cont… Progress on FBD in Zambia <ul><li>The measure of progress in FBD has been very slow from Private Sector view point. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment of all the earmarked Farm Blocks in 2009, only Nansanga Farm Block had recorded some marginal progress in terms of basic infrastructure development. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What could be the hurdles? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Hurdles in the implementation of FBD in Zambia <ul><li>The apparent slow progress on FBD could be attributed to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absence of Completion Time frame for each Farm Block </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absence of an implementation strategy (stimulus package) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absence of Private Sector participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absence of Public-Privative-Partnership </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Absence of Completion Time Frame <ul><li>The FBD Programme Lacks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall implementation Schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bench marks/mile stones in the implementation process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inbuilt feedback mechanism in the implementation process </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Absence of implementation Strategy <ul><li>The FBD Programme: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is solely managed/implemented by Government departments. This in itself is limiting in terms of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skill and innovation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation speed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“Stimulus Package” in the selection of agricultural Lands. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Targeting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Absence of Private Sector Participation <ul><li>The FBD Programme Lacks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Sector participation at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Policy level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Management level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation level </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Absence of Public-Private Partnership <ul><li>The FBD Programme lacks Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). </li></ul><ul><li>Although the Government acknowledges the promotion of PPP, this is one Programme where PPP could be adopted. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Public-Private-Partnership <ul><li>Definition: Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) describes a Government Service or Private Venture which is funded and operated through a partnership of Government and one or more Private Sector Companies. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Contract between Public Sector authority and a Private party to provide a public service </li></ul><ul><li>Definition Source: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Illustration of PPP <ul><li>By definition: The Farm Block Development Programme (Government Service) which is funded would be operated through a partnership between Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives (Government) and one or more Land developers (Private Sector) Companies, to develop e.g. Luena Farm Block (a public service) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why Private Sector participation thru PPP? <ul><li>Business and Management expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>skilled in running business activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manages complex investment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New and Innovative approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentive to innovate and try-out new ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better value service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality standard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus on customer requirement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced service delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapt to changing trends </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Benefits of PPP approach to FBD Programme <ul><li>Government would tap into the discipline, incentive, skills which the Private sector has developed thru its everyday business </li></ul><ul><li>Would enables Government to deliver its object better and more focused </li></ul><ul><li>Releases the potential and innovativeness of the people </li></ul><ul><li>Share in the Risk </li></ul>
  15. 15. End of the Presentation “Twende babili, temwenso” and again “ chinchi…wababili”… Thank you for your Time