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Presentation of eaff pafo on fara ga accra 2013

  1. 1. Stephen Muchiri Eastern Africa Farmers Federation
  2. 2.  The specific objective is “Enhanced, more equitable, more demand-driven and mutually beneficial collaboration of Africa and Europe on agricultural research for development with the aim of attaining the MDGs”. ....aims to move from the currently largely supply-driven approach in ARD towards a demand-driven approach.
  3. 3.  Mobilization of African stakeholders  ID of federating themes – food security & market access – Livestock value chain  Undertook case studies – livestock(one cow project in Rwanda) and rice (in Burundi)  Formation of consortia  Multi-stakeholder consultations  Formulation of research questions
  4. 4.  Development of EAFF LIVESTOCK STRATEGY  Resilience  Competitiveness  Advocacy conducted to devpt partners - EC  Developed two proposals with livestock consortia focusing on the two approaches  ALICE conference – explain  Formation of PACA (Partnership on Aflatoxin control in Africa under AUC auspices) explain..
  5. 5.  Maintaining momentum/ interest & commitment within the consortia...  ULP ‘new’ to many researchers...general acceptability??  Fund raising challenge to support the proposals  Capacity constrains (heterogeneity) among actors; limited soft skills  Access to current information/ dynamism of info/ information flow
  6. 6.  Demand driven approach – response driven  Ownership by users & researchers  More opportunities of support due to size & dynamism of consortia  Synergy among actors; ...entire VC approach/ back & forth communication flow – rich info & experience by actors  Need to develop a Knowledge sharing platform
  7. 7.  Continuous Capacity strengthening –process facilitation; proposal dev & project mgt;  Full project proposal development  Advocacy for funding support – dutch support/ asareca co-funding; others  Lessons/ experience sharing documentation
  8. 8. Merci de votre écoute Thank you for listening

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