Status of caadp implementation and agricultural information systems in sadc
Status of CAADPimplementation and Agricultural Information Management Systems (AIMS) in the SADC Region Presented by Bentry Chaura – SADC FANR 20th June 2012
Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR)FANR Directorate has the mandate tofacilitate issues related to CAADP.•Objective: To develop, promote, coordinate andfacilitate harmonization of policies andprogrammes meant to increase agricultural andnatural resources production and productivity andto promote trade, ensure food security andsustainable economic development in the region
Core Functions of the Directorate• Developing, promoting and facilitating the harmonization of agricultural policies, taking into account gender equity in development strategies and programmes;• Ensuring sustainable food security policies and programmes;• Developing, promoting and harmonizing of bio-diversity, sanitary and phyto-sanitary, crop production and animal husbandry policies;• Developing measures meant to increase agricultural output of agro- based businesses;• Strengthening regional capacity for agricultural research;• Developing, promoting and facilitating the harmonization of policies and programmes aimed at achieving effective and sustainable utilization of natural resources such as fisheries, forestry and wildlife;• Developing and facilitating the harmonization of sound environmental management policies; and• Promoting trade in agricultural products.
FANR Key Result Areas / Intervention Areas• Ensuring food availability• Ensuring access to food• Promoting food safety and nutritional value of food• Ensuring disaster preparedness and awareness for food security• Ensure equitable and sustainable use of environment and natural resources• Strengthening institutional frameworks and capacity building
Ensuring Food Availability through:• increased food production and productivity;• enhanced irrigation and water management; enhanced conservation and management of natural resources;• control and eradication of pests and diseases;• development of regional input market;• increased access to agricultural land; and• strengthened agricultural research and development.
Ensuring Access to Food through:• improved agricultural trade;• commercializing of agricultural production;• and enhanced agro-business including agro-processing.
Promoting food safety and nutritional value of food through:• facilitating development of Regional Food Quality Standards; and• sharing of information on best practices
Ensuring disaster preparedness and awareness for food security through:• development of Regional Food Reserve;• development of Regional Early Warning System; and• provision of information for food relief, poverty reduction and rehabilitation.
Ensure equitable and sustainable use of environment and natural resources through:• facilitating development of regulatory frameworks for regional cooperation;• integration of environment and sustainable development issues into sectoral, national and sub-national plans;• promoting regular assessments, monitoring and reporting on Environmental conditions and Trends in the region; and• facilitating Regional positioning in environmental negotiations.
Strengthening institutional frameworks and capacity building through:• facilitating harmonization of rules and regulations; and• strengthening institutional development
FANR Interventions vs CAADP PillarsFANR Intervention Area CAADP PillarFood Availability • Extending the area under sustainable land management and reliable water control systems • Agricultural research and technology dissemination and adoption • Increasing food supplies and reducing hunger.Ensuring Access to Food • Improving rural infrastructure and trade-related capacity for market accessPromoting food safety and nutritional value of • Agricultural research and technology food dissemination and adoptionEnsuring disaster preparedness and awareness for food security • Increasing food supplies and reducing hungerEnsure equitable and sustainable use of environment and natural resources • Extending the area under sustainable land management and reliable water control systems
Mainstreaming of CAADP Processes into FANR Interventions:The Directorate is working on the following:• Development of Regional Agricultural Policy from which to develop Regional SADC Compact• Development of Multi-donor Trust Fund (MDTF) Strategy• Facilitating Member States to develop Investment Plans
Implementation- SADC completed the first 5 –years in the Implementation of RISDP in 2010;- An internal RISDP Implementation Report produced – external awaits independent evaluators.- Copy of the FANR programme implementation available for distribution.
Agricultural Information Management Systems (AIMS) Development objectives of AIMS: Integrate and rationalise the various information systems within the FANR into an effective, efficient and coherent system in support of revitalising agricultural growth, enhancing food security and promoting rural development in the region. Strategic goals: • To provide support and input into the monitoring and evaluation system of the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan RISDP; • To meet the objective of the Dar-es-Salaam Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security with regard to a Regional Integrated Agricultural Information System.
AIMS Activities Coordination of information management within the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate Support of the regional early warning activities – Acquisition and dissemination of early warning information – Preparation of regional agro-meteorological and food security monthly reports Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis
The SADC AIMS PortalA web portal was developed in 2008 for dissemination of agriculture information and for the promotion of networking in the region.• The proposed components of the AIMS Web Portal are shown below [some of which are still under development]=> http://aims.sadc.int Graphical User Interface being Managed by Content Management System Spatial/GIS Information Directories and Numerical e.g. Natural Resources Information object Data use, production, repositoriese.g. Production, Social, climate, disease Institutions, People Climate, Trade, Stats Documents, Metadata
Development of AIMS regional database Regional database developed with focus on national datasets and 1st sub-national level data Modules available − Human population − National food balance − Food insecure /vulnerable population − Crop production [area, yield, production] − Livestock production (including livestock numbers + animal health) − Fish production − Markets / Commodity prices − Forest cover − National accounts
Development of a national version of AIMS databaseRequests for similar database application to assist with datamanagement at national level: SADC AIMS has developed a draft national AIMS database application based on Regional database – with facilities for data entry for all administrative levels; A customised version has been provided to the Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security for testing;Resource constraints have so far prevented support to MemberStates.