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Session ii Susan Minae

  1. 1. Food Security Through Commercialization International Agribusiness Forum EMRC Kampala Uganda, October 3th -6th, 2010
  2. 2. FAO-Italian Trust Fund Projects on Food Security The overall programme  Three regions, more than 20 countries  Total budget: more than US$ 20m  Africa:  Great Lakes (Burundi, DR Congo, Rwanda, Uganda)  Western Africa (The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone)  Southern Africa Malawi, Zambia  Asia: Bangladesh  Central America: (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua)  Caribbean Region
  3. 3. List of Projects in Africa  GTFS/MLI/030/ITA - Projet d’appui aux OP du Plateau Dogon pour une meilleure valorisation de leurs productions maraîchères  GTFS/SEN/060/ITA Projet d’appui aux OP pour la valorisation des filières porteuses  GTFS/GBS/028/ITA - Projet de Diversification, intensification et valorisation des produits locaux agricoles dans les Régions de Oio et Bafata  GTFS/SIL/028/ITA – Food security through commercialization of agriculture  GTFS/LIR/010/ITA – Food security through commercialization of agriculture  GCP/RAF/040/ITA Appui aux acteurs et leurs organisations pour le développement d’unités semi industrielles de transformation agroalimentaire pour la réduction de la pauvreté et de l’insécurité alimentaire
  4. 4. The Concept of Food Security Through Commercialization  Traditionally many programmes have tended to equate food security to the idea of each household producing enough food to meet its requirements  The programme concept is that: agricultural commercialisation does contribute to food security;-- however this is more linked to:  Increased national production -- linked to effective marketing/distribution  Income generation  Employment creation --to several actors along the value chain  Overall multiplier effect due to the related service provision
  5. 5. Programme overall objective To contribute to food security by turning agriculture into a modern, competitive and commercially dynamic sector!  Enhance incomes of small scale farmers through profitable agriculture production systems, increased market access and value-added activities!  Improve marketing efficiency through strengthened agribusiness linkages along value chains  Promote value addition/agroprocessing  Promote entrepreneurship
  6. 6. Programme Approach  Agricultural commodity value chain development approach  Main focus:  Capacity building of farmers and farmer groups/associations in technical skills and entrepreneurship  Support business linkages between producers and other chain actors and service providers. (finance/input suppliers/business services)  Institutional strenthening of commodity associations – (trader and agro-processor associations/cooperatives)  Improved access to basic inputs/facilities/materials to kick- start business investments
  7. 7. Main processess  Analysis of the production/market/policy environment (population/area involved; demand/marketing potential; quantification of storage and processing needs, constraints/opportunities; service providers ...)   priority commodities/enterprises and areas of support along the value chain  Identification of farmers’ organizations and local partners for development support  Identification of business models/business linkages
  8. 8. Programme main activities/outputs  Enhanced market oriented production  Facilitited business linkages  Various business linkages models both formal and informal  Marketing/business negotiation support, prospecting and market analysis, promotion…  Enhanced marketing and value addition  Support to facilities in storage (village, zone level...), business management capacity building...  Packing and processing: equipment support, technical capacity building, quality, access to packaging...  Capacity building for enhanced entrepreneurship and investments
  9. 9. Business linkages
  10. 10. Experiences and Lessons Learnt  Strategic identification and prioritizing  Lack of technical and entrepreneur skills (processing, agri- business, commercialization...)  Recurrent issue of limited financial products and poor access  Few service providers in agribusiness development  Project mode – limitation of scaling up  Limited models/instruments for working with private sector –--- especially to support SME  Poor mechanisms for provision of semi-public services – poor public-private collaboration  Disconnect between chain actors –horizontal & vertical linkages
  11. 11. Opportunities/Way forward  Documentation and promotion of lessons learnt  Support regional coordination: - information exchange - networking - strategic collaboration e.g. regional trade, etc.  Policy advocacy on agricultural commercialisation  Collaboration with other partners  Attract additional funding
  12. 12. Thank you