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Brussels Briefing 48: Petra Jacobi "Applying a territorial lens to rural development: West Kenya portfolio"

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The Brussels Development Briefing no. 48 on “Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa” took place on 20th March 2017 from 14:00 to 18:00, at the ACP Secretariat (Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C). This Briefing was co-organised by CTA, BMZ/GIZ, the ACP Secretariat, European Commission (DG DEVCO) and Concord

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Brussels Briefing 48: Petra Jacobi "Applying a territorial lens to rural development: West Kenya portfolio"

  1. 1. Seite 1 Applying a Territorial Lens to Rural Transformation Kenyan - German Co-operation in West Kenya Petra Jacobi, GIZ Brussels, 20 March 2017
  2. 2. Seite 2 Outline I. Rural Transformation II. The Example of Western Kenya III. Way forward
  3. 3. Seite 3 STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION INCLUSIVE RURAL TRANSFORMATION RURAL TRANSFORMATION Applying a Territorial Lens to Rural Transformation20.3.2017 RURAL DEVELOPMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT Source: IFAD 2016 Rural Transformation happens, but not in Isolation
  4. 4. Seite 4 How to strengthen Rural Livelihoods in the Face of rapid Urbanisation? The Example of Western Kenya
  5. 5. Seite 5 Kenyan-German Co-operation  Food Security  Green Innovation Centres  Sustainable Soil Management  Agricultural Technical and Vocational Training  Agricultural Finance  Road Rehabilitation  Rural Market Structures  Irrigation Western Kenya
  6. 6. Seite 6 One World – No Hunger Initiative: Green Innovation Centres • Logistics • Market Development • Strengthening Farmers Cooperatives
  7. 7. Seite 7 • Skills Development • Agricultural Finance • Technical Innovation Most of the milk is consumed in the counties and sold in the nearby secondary cities! One World – No Hunger Initiative: Green Innovation Centres
  8. 8. Seite 8 Institutional Capacity Development for County Governments New roles in a decentralized environment Support • to facilitate agricultural reform processes • to locally adapt national policies • To provide better services
  9. 9. Seite 9 • Regional CAADP Program • coherent and focused policies for ATVET • Capacity building of training institutions • employment-oriented curricula, skills trainings Agricultural Technical and Vocational Training (A-TVET)
  10. 10. Seite 10 Way forward
  11. 11. Seite 11 We know it, but do we take it seriously?  Accept the fading rural-urban divide, increased multi- locality and mobility as an opportunity, not a threat.  There is need for better policy coherence and improved cross-sectoral coordination; with the tasks at hand, silos can not be afforded.  Only a strong public sector can initiate and manage partnerships beyond sectors and administrative boundaries.
  12. 12. Seite 12 We know it, but do we take it seriously?  Territorial approaches as framework for targeted sectoral interventions can trigger inclusive rural transformation.  The wider agricultural sector continues to be of key importance, but there is need to look beyond agriculture.
  13. 13. Seite 13 Thank you! Please contact petra.jacobi@giz.de for further questions

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