Partnerships & Networking for Strengthening Agricultural Innovation and Higher Education in Africa
I. TAE Context and ChallengesII. TEAM-Africa Vision – Mission – ObjectivesIII. Activities towards transforming TAE in Africa 2
AGRICULTURE CONTEXT Agriculture is the most important sector for poverty reduction and economy growth CAADP (2003) expresses a StrongBut Support has fallen for several political commitment of African leadersdecades while demand and need to attain 6% annual agricultural growthhave risen dramatically and 10% of public expenditures for Agriculture sector;
Compact signed (29) April 2012 Investment Plan reviewed (22) GAFSP funding granted (6) 160 140 80Share of reporting 120 countries (%) 60 100 40 80 Government 20 60 Donors Total 0 40 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 20 More than 10% 5%-10% Less than 5% 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source: ministry of finance and economic planning, Rwanda
Hunger eliminated, and poverty and food insecurity reduced CAADP through sustainable agriculture-led development that Vision preserves the natural resource base. Improved GFAR, productivity, competitiven African Union FARA GFRAS ess and markets GCHERA FAAP Enhanced African Agricultural Innovation Capacity Networking Evolution and Reform Support of agric. institutions CAADP Increasing scale of Research, Technology Dissemination domestic investmentsPillar I: Land & Water Management in agric. Productivity (African Govts) Research SROs, NARS, CGIAR Aligned and coordinated support Pillar III: Food Security Pillar II: Market Access (Development Partners) Pillar IV: Agricultural Farmer empowerment PAFFO, PanA Extension AC Education & Adoption AFAAS PANGOC RUFORUM, ANAFE REESAO, AAU
CONTEXT OF TERTIARY AGRICULTURE EDUCATION (TAE)• Weak financial support • Disaffection of Youth• Inappropriate learning • Graduates are Knowledgeapproaches Containers rather than knowledge creators and ready workers• Unstructured operationalmanagement •Not responding to societal needs Urgent need to TransformTAE in Africa as mentioned by CAADP and FAAP
TEAM-Africa formation history Partnership TEAM-Africa action plans Wageningen Lauching, Sept March 2012 2012Francophone TAEleaders Sensitization CHEA, Kampala Ouagadougou, November 2010 Africa Strategy Burkina Nov. 2011 plan for TAELaunch of TAE Donors retreatpartnership Zürich January 2011 As, Norway October 2011 How to implement the CHEA calls for TAE? Creation of Working Group Ruforum, ANAFE, FARA, Experts TAE Call of TEAM-Africa coordination Tele Conference London meeting calls… March 2011 Meanstreaming TEAM-Africa initiative
TEAM-Africa s vision for change of learning paradigm A transformed approach toToday s approach to TAE TAE in Africa will bein Africa mainly produces designed to produce activeKnowledge Containers Knowledge Creators
II - TEAM-Africa StrategyVISION:Facilitate a radical transformation of the TertiaryAgricultural Education (TAE) systems in Africa toimprove efficiency and mainstream TAE intoCAADP processes.MISSION:Serve as a continental platform for TAE networksand alliances to Facilitate greater coherence andcoordination initiatives in TAE.
TEAM-Africa ObjectivesTo mobilize all the TAE stakeholders on radicaltransformation of TAE;To help and facilitate greater coherence and coordinationof TAE partners for a radical reform needed for TAE;To improve TAE management with guidelines for a betteruse of new ITC tools in governance, teaching and learningmethods.To promote inclusion of TAE institutions in the frameworkof CAADP processes while ensuring that FAAP principlesare well applied in the countries.
TEAM-Africa Partners• TAE networks as implementing partners: ANAFE African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry & Natural Resources Education RUFORUM Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture• Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) as Chair of AdvisoryBoard;• AUC/NEPAD, AAU (Association of African Universities) as AdvisoryBoard• Development partners, TAE experts, Donors, NGOs, Private sectors asTAE-Partnership
III - Some Activities with TAE-PartnershipsTransformation of Tertiary Agriculture Education in Africa by Using FAAPprinciples for Self Assessment, strategic planning and Establishing adevelopment partner coordination mechanism.Communication tools, website, domain in progress with SLUGlobal, Uppsala, Sweden.Support FARA on formation of CAADP Country Core Education (3C Edu) Groups Research 3C Edu Groups Extension S. Education
What we are doing now, with TEAM-Africa initiatives, Is what we have been expecting for long time...Joint Planning Workshop on Capacity Joint Implementing PartnersStrengthening for Agricultural Innovation in meeting in Kampala, May 2012Africa. FARA, Accra July 2012