Agricultural advisory services in Benin: footprints, pathway and perspectives Ismail Moumouni, Judith Francis Faculty of A...
Outline <ul><li>Objective and rational </li></ul><ul><li>Policy  analysis framework and methods </li></ul><ul><li>Evolutio...
Objective and rational <ul><li>Based on case study of agricultural advisory services in Benin commissioned by the  Technic...
Policy analysis framework and methods 1960 2010 Agricultural  development policies
Benin <ul><li>Location  : West Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Border countries : Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo </li></ul><u...
Evolution of agricultural development policies 1960 1975 Letter of rural development policy statement 1991 <ul><li>Reinfor...
Evolution of extension policies and approaches TVS with Village level participatory approach Demand-driven extension 1960 ...
Current status : Public extension services: Training and visits Ministry of Agriculture Regional Centres for Agricultural ...
Subsidiarity  Complementarity Mutual trust  Contractualisation Free adherence  Cost sharing Principles of agricultural adv...
Swiss technical cooperation Belgian technical cooperation French technical cooperation Ministry of agriculture National Fa...
AAS providers CADG GERME LARES CRED GERED IAMD GERDA CeRPA/CeCPA FUPRO/URP GERME MRJC IAMD FUPRO/URP Current status
Capacity building Current status
Swiss technical cooperation Belgian technical cooperation Dutch technical cooperation French technical cooperation Ministr...
Key learnings et perspectives <ul><li>Successive policy reforms reinforced the process of privatization </li></ul><ul><li>...
Key learnings et perspectives <ul><li>Lack of information makes it difficult to capture the  impact  of advisory services ...
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Agricultural advisory services in Benin footprints, pathways and perspective

  1. 1. Agricultural advisory services in Benin: footprints, pathway and perspectives Ismail Moumouni, Judith Francis Faculty of Agriculture, University of Parakou, Benin CTA, The Netherlands
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Objective and rational </li></ul><ul><li>Policy analysis framework and methods </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution of agricultural development policies </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution of extension policies and approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Current status </li></ul><ul><li>Key learning an d perspectives </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objective and rational <ul><li>Based on case study of agricultural advisory services in Benin commissioned by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation in 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Aims at presenting the evolution and perspectives of the agricultural advisory services </li></ul><ul><li>Feed current debate and provide evidence for policy making </li></ul>
  4. 4. Policy analysis framework and methods 1960 2010 Agricultural development policies
  5. 5. Benin <ul><li>Location  : West Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Border countries : Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo </li></ul><ul><li>Stretch : 112 620 km2 </li></ul><ul><li>Population  : 8.5 millions </li></ul><ul><li>12 departments and 77 districts </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers : 60% </li></ul><ul><li>Main products : cotton, groundnut, pineapple, maize, sorghum, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Evolution of agricultural development policies 1960 1975 Letter of rural development policy statement 1991 <ul><li>Reinforcement of privatisation </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening of farmers associations </li></ul><ul><li>- Towards demand-driven services </li></ul>2000 2010 Policy statement of rural development Strategic plan for boosting the agricultural sector Action plan for agric development - Market-oriented agriculture - Public-Private partnership
  7. 7. Evolution of extension policies and approaches TVS with Village level participatory approach Demand-driven extension 1960 1975 1985… 1996 1998… Public extension organisations organised extension, input and credit supply, marketing, experimentation, etc. 1991 Advice to farm family: CeRPA + NGOs+FO - Technical advice - Management advice <ul><li>- Limitation of public services to extension </li></ul><ul><li>Liberalisation of extension </li></ul><ul><li>National Agric Ext. System </li></ul>Diagnostic and planning conducted at village level
  8. 8. Current status : Public extension services: Training and visits Ministry of Agriculture Regional Centres for Agricultural Promotion District Centres for Agricultural Promotion Matter specialists, Extension agents Farmers <ul><li>Policy making </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of AAS principles </li></ul><ul><li>Developing approaches with technical support of development agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of the types of AAS to provide to farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of the role of stakeholders </li></ul>White book on AAS D e 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 1 0 1 1 ° 1 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° c * Niger 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 km Nigeria Togo Burkina Faso
  9. 9. Subsidiarity Complementarity Mutual trust Contractualisation Free adherence Cost sharing Principles of agricultural advisory services in Benin Current status
  10. 10. Swiss technical cooperation Belgian technical cooperation French technical cooperation Ministry of agriculture National Farmer Organisation and privates Dutch technical cooperation Stakeholders Current status
  11. 11. AAS providers CADG GERME LARES CRED GERED IAMD GERDA CeRPA/CeCPA FUPRO/URP GERME MRJC IAMD FUPRO/URP Current status
  12. 12. Capacity building Current status
  13. 13. Swiss technical cooperation Belgian technical cooperation Dutch technical cooperation French technical cooperation Ministry of agriculture National Farmer Organisation and privates PADYP 2008-2013 EUR 14,800,000 PROCOTON 2009-2013 USD 6,000,000 ASPAP 2006-2011 FAFA 2008-2013 EUR 6,145,000 PARFCB 2009-2012 EUR13,263,100   Projects and funding Current advisory service projects and funding
  14. 14. Key learnings et perspectives <ul><li>Successive policy reforms reinforced the process of privatization </li></ul><ul><li>Privatization did not give full satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Local stakeholders were not well prepared to implement new policies and approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Public support to AAS is still required </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation and coordination need improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration platforms need to be strengthen: Benin Forum for AAS is going to be established </li></ul><ul><li>Framework for agricultural advisory services exists </li></ul>
  15. 15. Key learnings et perspectives <ul><li>Lack of information makes it difficult to capture the impact of advisory services </li></ul><ul><li>Need for capacity development, especially for policy making , ICT use , Networking and impact assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting collaboration between agricultural faculties/schools and development workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking at continental and international levels: in Africa through AFAAS and worldwide through GFRAS </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention Merci pour votre attention

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