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Status and Future of EFARD’s Contribution & Strengthening EFARD’s visibility in PAEPARD.

Update on PAEPARD’ activities

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  1. 1. Presentation by Francois Stepman – 28 August 2013 European Co-manager PAEPARD
  2. 2.  Capitalisation workshop" 28 October - 1 November, Nairobi, Kenya.This workshop :  will conclude the present phase (17/12/2009 – 16/12/2013) and  will discuss the 4 years extension (17/12/2013 – 16/12/2017).  will discuss management of EFARD allocation: ICRA, AGRINATURA or CIRAD?  FARA submitted the global budget to EC for the 4 years extension:  Total cost of the action : 6.85/ M€  Amount requested from the EC: 5.5M€  After the EC approval theWPs will break their budget into the individual partners  Additional Competitive research fund  Total cost: EUR 2,223,000, EC contribution: EUR 2,000,000 (90%)
  3. 3. Presentation by Francois Stepman – 28 August 2013 European Co-manager PAEPARD
  4. 4.  The regional farmer organisations and the private sector (mediated by ColeACP) have selected following themes around which they will form the multi-stakeholder partnerships:  EAFF: Extensive livestock value chains in Eastern Africa with specific focus on Kenya and Uganda  PROPAC: Garden vegetable crops value chains in urban areas with specific focus in Congo Brazzaville, DR Congo and Cameroon  ROPPA: Rice value chain inWest-Africa with special focus on Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali  FARNPAN/SACAU: Groundnut value chains in Zambia and Malawi  COLEACP: Adding value to mango non-food uses inWest Africa (Burkina-Faso, Ivory-cost, Senegal).
  5. 5.  The 5 platforms have completed their desk review studies, inducted the Agricultural Innovation Facilitators and held a multi-stakeholder research question workshops.  Two platforms have drafted the priority research concept notes: COLEACP and EAFF.  These generic concept note are to be translated in research proposal according to future funding opportunities.
  6. 6.  PAEPARD will assign funds on a case-by-case approach, after the evaluation of the consortia's proposals. A Competitive Research Fund (CRF) will be provided to:  finance the implementation of projects designed by PAEPARD II consortia through the set-up of a Competitive Research Fund (CRF) whereby at least 3 or 4 of the ARD projects designed by the consortia formed with PAEPARD II support are financed, the envelope being 100 000 euros to 300 000 euros per project (estimate).  The consortia concerned by the CRF are the 19 consortia from the two PAEPARD II calls as well as those resulting from the implementation of the “users led approach”.
  7. 7.  An Incentive Fund (IF) will be set up whereby all consortia formed through the support of PAEPARD II  are able to finance activities to develop and refine their research proposals (better user need analysis, improved definition of the research question, adaptation of their proposal to requirements of specific calls, setup of common understanding and rules of collaboration, etc.).  Activities that are eligible under this fund include -among others- studies, workshops, meetings, write-shops, exchange travels.
  8. 8.  A strong recommendation from the was to first tap on national funding opportunities and complement those with international funding opportunities.  National funding opportunities may have smaller budgets but are closer to the development activities of the PAEPARD supported consortia.  During an inception phase – when trust is to be created among the value chain actors – small budgets can help the actors to refine their innovative research proposal and identify business and market opportunities.
  9. 9.  Swiss programme for Research on Global Issues for Development r4d programme  Topic 1: Sustainability of agricultural and food systems, natural resources and resilience  Topic 2: Agricultural innovation, extension and research into use  Topic 3: Governance and policies for the future world food system  The deadline for submission of Pre‐proposals is 13 September 2013.
  10. 10.  Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Food and Business Applied Research Fund (ARF)  This Call for proposals invites consortia composed of private and public practitioners organisations and research organisations, from the 15 Dutch development partner countries and from the Netherlands, to submit project proposals for applied research for innovation.  Of the 15 partner countries for Dutch international cooperation, following countries are from Africa: Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, South Sudan, Uganda.  A grant amounts to a minimum of 50,000 euro (for six months) to a maximum of 300,000 euro (for 36 months).  Proposals can be submitted continuously during the course of this first Call for proposals.  This Call closes at 15 April 2014. Proposals received will be collected and assessed in three different rounds
  11. 11.  The Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) Fund ▪ Support innovative and complementary applied research on post‐harvest systems, nutrition and sustainable water use. ▪ Identify innovations and mechanisms for scaling‐up in use of the most promising research results. ▪ Support and underpin national and regional agriculture and food security policies and programmes.  Deadline for submission of concept notes: September 20, 2013 ▪ Mid‐January, 2014: Successful applicants invited to develop full proposals ▪ March 28, 2014: Deadline for submission of full proposals ▪ June, 2014: Applicants informed of full proposals recommended forfunding ▪ September 15, 2014: Projects begin ▪ Eligible countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe