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  9. 9. • 2. “The growing global demand foragricultural innovation makes it vitalto assess thecharacteristics thatseparate effective from ineffectiveinnovation fundmechanisms”DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTINGAGRICULTURALINNOVATION FUNDS:Lessons from Competitive Research and Matching GrantProjects© 2010 The International Bank for Reconstruction andDevelopment/ TheWorld Bank• 3. What went wrong withfunding agricultural research for development?• 4. ϒ The absence of well-elaborated national policy,over-compensated by an excess ofdonor initiativesϒ The unrealistic time frame of donor initiated-development goalsϒThe frequent ‘adjustments’ according to the donors’own priorities and the methodsand procedures infashionϒ Donors and their aid administrators have shortmemories,repeating the same mistakes• 5. ϒ Too many disorganized, uncoordinated andtechnically weak actors at all levels,resultingin a multitude of fragmented, competing,contradicting, parallel activitieswhich haveoften interfered with the development ofnational institutional capacities byenticing thebest people to come and work for themϒ Low enabling environment forprivateinvestments and for farmers to re-invest intheir farms• 6. How to finance innovations inpastoralism?• 7. 1. Value chain financing2. Value chain based funding3. National research calls4.SME development funds• 8. Agricultural Value Chain Finance Toolsand LessonsCalvin Miller and LindaJonesPublished by FAO and Practical ActionPublishing 2010195 pages• What isvalue chain finance, how is it applied andwhat can it offer to strengthenagriculturaldevelopment?• How can financial systems, governments andservices beprepared for the demands of financingmodern agri-food chains?• How doesagricultural value chain financing affectinclusion, especially for small producers andwhatcan be done to make these systems moreinclusive?• What can governmental andnon-governmental(NGO) agencies do to support increased and moreeffectiveagricultural financing through valuechains?• 9. As agriculture and agribusiness modernize withincreased integration andinterdependentrelationships, the opportunity and the need for valuechain financebecomes increasingly relevantϒIt can improve the overall effectiveness ofthoseproviding and requiring agricultural financing.ϒIt can improve the quality andefficiency of financingagricultural chains• 10. ϒ identifying financing needs for strengthening thechain;ϒ tailoring financialproducts to fit the needs of theparticipants in the chain;ϒ reducing financialtransaction costs through directdiscount repayments and delivery offinancialservices;ϒ using value chain linkages and knowledge of thechain to mitigaterisks of the chain and its partners.• 11. ϒ Meeting the challenges of consumer trends and thedemand for more processedor value addedproducts requires increased investment inequipment, working capital,and skills andknowledge.ϒ Such investment is not only costly for individualvalue
  10. 10. chain businesses, but can only be undertakenif there is an assurance from elsewhere inthe chainfor supplies, produce or markets.• 12. ϒ Some countries have managed to put in placestructures for platforms toencourageoperational use of research results byproducers and took a serious optionforsolving the problem of financing the system.• 13. In Ivory Coast 18 value chains work with theFond Interprofessionnelle de laRecherche et duConseil Agricole (FIRCA) and 13 to 14 arecollecting fees.ϒThe valuechain actors identify the projectswhich FIRCA finances in the field ofappliedresearch, agricultural advice, technical trainingand the reinforcement ofcapacities.ϒExamples: hevea , palm oil, coffee, cacao,pigs, poultry, fruit-citrus• 14. In Burkina Faso, the Ministry of ResearchScience and Innovation created inJanuary 2011the National Fund for Research and Innovationfor Development(FONRID).ϒorientation of research towards demand andnationalpriorities;ϒimproving the quality of scientific research;ϒthe promotion of inventionand innovation;ϒdiversification of the scientific, technical andfinancial partnership.• 15. ϒ Most businesses focus on managing theiroperations.They are not necessarilyfocused on howto improve their competitiveness throughinnovation?ϒ Manybusinesses have limited ability to developgood proposals. Developing concept notesandgrant proposals and assembling the requireddocumentation entails transactioncosts (time,resources).The private agri-sector may find it verydifficult (or reluctant) toprovide time and cash tomatch the grant?• 16. ϒ Limited experience and mistrust make the privatesector reluctant to engage withNGOs orgovernment-“driven” research activities andthereby prevent actors outsidethe private sectorfrom entering into collaborative arrangements?ϒ Besides, thechallenges of working withsmallholders in out grower schemes limits theprivatesector’s interest in submitting proposals• 17. The Delegation of the European Union to Uganda willlaunch a SME DevelopmentFund (Equity Fund) over2- 3 months.ϒIt will be open to all sectors of agribusiness,includinglivestock.ϒThe selection will be made on the basis of socio-economic-environmental criteria and financial returncriteria.ϒThe EU/Uganda aims at targetingat least 25-30companies with the first closing of the fund.• 18. ϒ GlobE - Global Food Security.Federal Ministry of Education and Research ofGermany♣ Reduction of Post Harvest Losses andValue Addition in EastAfricanFoodValue Chains (University of Kassel): pastoralmeat value chains♣ Transdisciplinary research: Stakeholder processes,knowledge integration and collaborativelearningϒ Two new Dutch Funding instruments on foodsecuritychallengesNetherlands Organisation for Scientific Research♣ the Global ChallengesProgramme (preliminary applications9 July 2013)♣ the Applied Research Fund• 19. ϒ ERAFRICA JOINT CALL♣ Themes:♣ Renewable Energies , InterfacingChallengesspecific call, New Ideas♣ Participating countries:South Africa, Germany,
  11. 11. Austria, Belgium, BurkinaFaso, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Finland, France, Kenya,TheNetherlands, Norway, Portugal, SwitserlandetTurkey.♣ Deadline 15 April 2013.• Follow us on LinkedIn• Follow us on Twitter• Find us on Facebook• Find us on Google+• Learn About Us• About• Careers• Our Blog• Press• Contact us• Help & Support• Using SlideShare• SlideShare 101• Terms of Use• Privacy Policy• Copyright & DMCA• Community Guidelines• SlideShare on mobile• Pro & more• Go PRO New• Business Solutions• Developers & API• Developers Section• Developers Group• Engineering Blog• Blog Widgets
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