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Overview of the ATA  November 2011 Summary Presentation
<ul><ul><li>September 2009:  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation of extension diagnostic endorsed by PM.  PM request...
<ul><li>Support achievement of the  Growth and Transformation Plan targets  and sustainably improve the agriculture sector...
Ministry of Agriculture  <ul><li>Public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Federal partners </li></ul><ul><li>Regional partners </li...
Independent federal organization:  Reports to a Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister and including Ministe...
Two core areas of work  Provide technical support Coordinate  activities & partners Provide catalytic funding Lead imple-m...
Summary Points <ul><li>Focus on systems change but must be grounded and benefit specific crops that are important to Ethio...
 
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    1. 1. Overview of the ATA November 2011 Summary Presentation
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>September 2009: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation of extension diagnostic endorsed by PM. PM requests support for additional diagnostics in seeds, soils, irrigation, agricultural finance and key value chains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 2010: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven Diagnostics and integrated report submitted to Prime Minister. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>August 2011: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Board meeting with Prime Minister and Transformation Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>December 2010: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Council of Ministers pass federal regulation establishing Agriculture Transformation Agency </li></ul></ul>Jan 09 April 09 July 09 October 09 Jan 10 April 10 July 10 October 10 Jan 11 April 11 July 11 October 11 <ul><ul><li>October 2010: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government decision to create an independent organization modeled after Taiwan and Korean “acceleration units” </li></ul></ul>The creation of the ATA is the result of a process that has lasted nearly two years <ul><ul><li>January 2009: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prime Minster Meles meets with Melinda Gates and requests review of Ethiopia ’s agriculture extension systems . </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Support achievement of the Growth and Transformation Plan targets and sustainably improve the agriculture sector by: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting the MoA and other partners to make measurable and sustainable improvements to the prioritized program areas </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Building the problem solving, project management, and implementation capabilities of the MoA and broader agricultural sector for long term impact </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>­­­ <ul><li>Leading problem solving efforts to facilitate identification of solutions to systemic bottlenecks </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting implementation by providing project management, capability building, technical assistance and knowledge sharing, and </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing linkages and coordination among agricultural stakeholders in high priority areas to reach agreed upon milestones and objectives that transform the agriculture sector </li></ul><ul><li>Clear, inclusive and widely consultative stakeholder engagement throughout the problem solving analysis and implementation support efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous, objective, prioritized recommendations that are fact based and build on the diagnostics and other existing research </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse staff bringing the best local and international analytical and technical expertise to bear on problem solving, implementation support and capability building </li></ul>ATA ’s high level objective, role and approach Objective Role Approach
    4. 4. Ministry of Agriculture <ul><li>Public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Federal partners </li></ul><ul><li>Regional partners </li></ul><ul><li>Civil society </li></ul><ul><li>Local / intl. NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>Local/intl. Research & academia </li></ul><ul><li>Dev Partners </li></ul><ul><li>RED-FS </li></ul><ul><li>Multi / bilaterals, foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Inputs, outputs and service providers </li></ul>ATA ’s partners ATA ’s principles <ul><li>Strengthen the Ministry of Agriculture as the ATA ’s primary partner </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and strengthen the institutional capacity of partner organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Align objectives with national targets for poverty reduction, food security and growth </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure a strong and equitable regional focus in strategies and implementation support </li></ul><ul><li>Act as a high performance change agent defined by strong analytics and stakeholder engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Seek scalable solutions with tangible improvement in productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure an integrated approach to gender and the environment across all work areas </li></ul>ATA fits within a set of complex partners
    5. 5. Independent federal organization: Reports to a Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister and including Minister of Agriculture (Deputy), Minister of Finance, Minister of Water & Energy, DG of EIAR and Bureau heads of four largest regions 1 3 Specified time frame: while the ATA will aim for annual and five-year targets aligned with national plans, successful experiences from other countries suggests a 15-20 year time frame for change 4 Hybrid staffing model in initial years: the long-term view is for the ATA to be fully staffed by Ethiopian civil service, however, for at least the initial five-years a hybrid model of international staff, locally hired analysts/functional staff, and seconded “fellows” from the public sector will be needed National organization but need to prioritize: as a new organization, the ATA will need to focus on priority set of systems, value-chains, and geographies (regions and woredas) 2 How does the ATA function?
    6. 6. Two core areas of work Provide technical support Coordinate activities & partners Provide catalytic funding Lead imple-mentation Manage performance Engage stakeholders Problem-solving
    7. 7. Summary Points <ul><li>Focus on systems change but must be grounded and benefit specific crops that are important to Ethiopia ’s farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated approach will facilitate integration and coordination to achieve sectoral transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritized focus areas to ensure long term effectiveness and achieve sustainable results </li></ul><ul><li>Key issues such as Gender and Technology Access & Adoption must inform, influence and catalyze all program activities </li></ul>Integrated Approach to the Work INPUT MARKETS COOPERATIVES OUTPUT MARKETS EXTENSIONS RESEARCH SOIL SEEDS WHEAT LIVESTOCK OILSEEDS MAIZE PULSES RICE TEF TECHNOLOGY ACCESS & ADOPTION CLIMATE ADAPTATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESS & ADOPTION ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY MEASUREMENT EVALUATION & LEARNING OILSEEDS MAIZE PULSES RICE MEASUREMENT EVALUATION & LEARNING
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