CCARDESA STRATEGIC THRUSTS

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CCARDESA STRATEGIC THRUSTS

  1. 1. CCARDESA STRATEGIC THRUSTS Prof. Timothy Simalenga Executive Director - CCARDESA 18 March 2014 Center for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development in Southern Africa
  2. 2. CCARDESA SUB-REGION
  3. 3. Introduction CCARDESA Vision A prosperous, food secure Southern Africa region with vibrant rural livelihoods CCARDESA Mission To promote innovative research, technology generation and adoption for sustainable agricultural development through effective partnership and capacity building
  4. 4. Background CCARDESA is a Sub-Regional Organisation (SRO) being established by Member States in the SADC region to: • Coordinate implementation of regional agricultural R&D programmes; • Facilitate collaboration among NARS, Universities and CG centres; • Promote public - private partnerships in regional agricultural R&D; and • Improve agricultural technology generation, dissemination and adoption in the region through collective efforts, training and capacity building
  5. 5. CCARDESA Mandate There are three key mandate of CCARDESA: • Establishment of enabling conditions for regional collaboration and cooperation in the technology generation, dissemination and adoption (including capacity development) • Making sure that there is demand-driven generation of technologies, provide evidence based research for policy • Develop and Strengthen strategic partnership.
  6. 6. Operational principles • Autonomy in the management of human and financial resources • Inclusive stakeholder (public and private sector, farmers, universities, NGOs, etc) participation in CCARDESA governance, in line with CAADP and FAAP • Strong stakeholder participation in determining the regional R&D agenda
  7. 7. Relationship with SADC • CARDESA will maintain a formal linkage with the SADC Secretariat through an MOU to facilitate guidance by SADC on regional policy and priorities for R&D • The SADC Secretariat will: provide oversight on the activities of CCARDESA, and receive regular reports from the CCARDESA
  8. 8. Business Model THEMATIC APPROACH AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
  9. 9. THEMATIC AREAS Research and Technology generation and farmer demand driven advisory services Farmer Empowerment & Market Access
  10. 10. THEMATIC AREAS Knowledge Management, Information and Communication Institutional Development and Capacity Building
  11. 11. KEY HIGHLIGHTS 2013 Activity STATUS APPSA PROGRAMME 25 projects initiated in 3 participating countries, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE Adaptation modeling for small holder farmers CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE Inventory on Status of uptake in the region and strategies
  12. 12. KEY HIGHLIGHTS 2013 Activity STATUS FARMER EMPOWERMENT AND MARKETS Innovation Platform concept to be used to mobilise various key role players BEEKEEPING Training and technology transfer BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS Key stakeholders in the region and strategies for working together
  13. 13. Strengthening Strategic Alliances Working together implementing key practical issues affecting agriculture development
  14. 14. Industry Education Institutions Policy MakerSociety
  15. 15. Thank You 15www.ccardesa.org

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