Policy Action for Sustainable Intensification of Crop Systems in Uganda


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Policy Action for Sustainable Intensification of Crop Systems in Uganda

  1. 1. Policy Action for Sustainable Intensification of Ugandan Cropping Systems (PASIC) Funded by: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Implemented by: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Duration: Oct 2013 – Sept 2017 Budget: 5 million USD
  2. 2. Rationale Population Uganda exceeds 100 million people in 40 yrs Over 70% of population depends on agriculture Agricultural intensification is a must Need to produce more on the same land resources For farmers to chance: -> Need for technologies -> Need for ‘enabling environment’ Specific objective To stimulate action in selected policies or programs, relevant for agricultural intensification of smallholder production systems, through evidence-based research and strengthening capacities of relevant institutions
  3. 3. Lessons from the field Two zones: 1. Southwestern Highlands – irish potato 2. Kioga plains in East Uganda – irrigated rice Evaluation research: Understand why some farmers and agricultural actors are doing well and why others are not doing well. Questions to answer: a. what is the role of policy (implementation) b. where do we need to invest -> investment plan
  4. 4. Policy action -> how can we translate field lessons to policy action
  5. 5. Farm household level  Smallholder farming households. Impact evaluation research issues include:  Crop & livestock mix, production efficiency  Household livelihood capitals – human, social, natural, physical, & financial  Household economic goals – sufficiency, resilience, sustainability  Crops & livestock, processed & unprocessed  Labor, agricultural & non- agricultural  Political & institutional demands  Agricultural inputs, labor  Farming advice  Marketing services  Credit  Public incentives & disincentives Community, markets, farmers groups  Input traders, output traders, processors, & other commodity value chain actors  Other farmers; farmers organizations  Agricultural & financial service providers – public & private  Information, agric & market  Regulations on market & resource use  Infrastructure  Other public goods & services Institutional actors  Public service providers – MAAIF, NAADS, NARO (ZARDIs), market information  Local governments  Market institutions – trader, transporter associations Agricultural development program context Project outline Activity 1.1: Plot-level agronomic & household economic evaluation studies Activity 1.2: Market & value-chain evaluation studies Activity 1.3: Institutional evaluation studies at local & national OUTPUTS (2-4): 2. Zonal Investment Plans 3. Agric Policy improvement 4. HR Capacity Improvement Activity 1.4: Multi- level analysis & research synthesis Capacity Strengthening  Political & institutional demands Collective learning for policy action Policy communications and stakeholder meetings to justify prioritizing public and private investment plans for agriculture OUTCOME: Effective policy action for sustainable intensification
  6. 6. Organisation Agricultural Sector Working Group Top Policy ManagementTechnical Committee PASIC Management Committee: MAAIF, IITA, IFPRI, EPRC DCPM Director- ate of Animal Resources Directorate of Agricultural Support Services Infrastructure & Water for Agricultural Production Agricultural Policy & Planning Agribusiness & sustainable markets Director- ate of Fisheries Resource s Finance & Administration, Internal Audit, Public Procurement & Disposal PASIC EKN Advocacy partners MAAIF part of GoU and linked to other ministries PASIC project financial flows EPRC IFPRI IITA Farmer organizations Extension actors Private sector Directorate of Crop Resources
  7. 7. Outputs Output 1 Evidence on key constraints and opportunities for intensification of two cropping systems gathered and communicated Output 2 Zonal investment plans are prepared and owned by key stakeholders Output 3 Action initiated for the removal of bottlenecks in national policies relevant to agricultural intensification Output 4 Capacity strengthened of MAAIF and its partners to undertake evidence-based policy action
  8. 8. Thank you