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1 Partnership Inception Workshop - Mauritius Food and Agricultural Research Council (FARC) Conference Room Reduit 9 th February 2012

2 AGENDA – Day 1 TimeSession 09:00-09:30Welcome address; Introduction 09:30-10:00Introduction to PAEPARD 10:00-10:30Concept Note/Presentation of partnerships 10:30-11:00Tea Break 11:00-12:00Workshop objectives & Activities; Role of Leader/Facilitators; Introduction to group work 12:00-13:00Lunch 10:00-14:00Group Work 14:00-14:30Tea Break 14:30-15:30Group Work/ Presentations 15:30-16:00Debriefing Session

3 Introduction to the PAEPARD Project Presented by: Mr. Toolsee Gunesh

4 PAEPARD Definition Platform for African European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development

5 Context of PAEPARD  Agriculture is sector with largest potential for enhancing economic growth on African Continent (SSA countries)  Support for agriculture – Funds for agriculture research reducing  EC funding (EDF,FP7) for agricultural research  Challenge : Research be demand led - Quality of partnerships improved

6 Objectives  Overall: Build joint African-European Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in ARD contributing to achieve the MDGs  Specific: Enhanced, more equitable, more demand- driven and mutually beneficial collaboration of Africa and Europe on ARD with the aim of attaining the MDGs

7 PAEPARD Expected Results  Increased awareness of partnership opportunities in Europe and Africa for agricultural development in Africa;  Improved mobilization and coordination of European ARD stakeholders and African non– research stakeholders;  Increased knowledge on European funding opportunities among African ARD stakeholders and support for partnership development will lead to increased number of high quality ARD proposals.

8 Major Activities  Mobilization of European stakeholders and African non-research stakeholders;  Information and knowledge management of opportunities for partnership between African and Europe;  Capacity building on partnership building within a multi-stakeholder innovation partnerships;  Partnership brokerage between African and European stakeholders;  Advocacy for agricultural research for development

9 PAEPARD – 2 nd Call for Concept Note  Published May 31, 2011  69 Concept Notes received on July 15, 2011  10 Consortia Selected  Mauritius consortium among the 10 selected

10 Federating Themes  Food security and climate changes  Post harvest technologies  Knowledge management and indigenous knowledge inclusion  Capacity building and institutional development  Market access, value chain, pricing  Water use and management  Financing mechanisms, access to credit

11 ConsortiaThemes /Objectives Ghana (Citrus Producers Association of Ghana) Control of Angular leaf spot disease of Citrus in Ghana Benin (Sojagnon, Farmers Federation) Appui a la sécurité économique des ménages ruraux par la production, la commercialisation et la transformation du Soja au Benin Burkina-Faso [Association pour la Recherche et la Formation en Agro-écologie (ARFA)] BIOPROTECT-B, un groupement d’intérêt économique pour la protection biologique des cultures et la fertilisation organique des sols pour une agriculture saine et durable au sahel. Mauritius (Food and Agricultural Research Council, Reduit, Mauritius) Micro propagation and cultivation of in vitro breadfruit plants and development of novel products from Breadfruit as an alternative source of carbohydrates in Mauritius. Cote d’Ivoire (Centre Suisse de Recherches scientifiques) Agriculture pour l’éducation (A.P.E) des enfants en âge scolaire (5 – 15 ans) en milieux rural et périurbain

12 ConsortiaThemes /Objectives Nigeria (Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria) Low cost and high quality livestock feed production knowledge delivery to Nigerian poultry industry (NIPOFERD) Burundi [Confédération des Associations de Producteurs Agricoles pour le Développement (CAPAD)] Développement participatif des technologies de la culture pomme de terre et promotion des innovations sensibles au genre et à la conservation de l’environnement au Burundi Uganda (Farm Gain African Ltd)Extensive Collection and Characterization of African Solanaceae Plants Uganda (Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) Enhancing soybean and cowpea value chains for increased productivity, incomes and nutritional security of smallholder farmers in East and Central Africa. Cameroon [Concertation Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Cameroun (CNOP- CAM)] Innover pour l’intensification, la diversification et la transformation de l’agriculture familiale en Afrique Centrale à travers la recherche – action en partenariat : cas de CNOP-CAM dans la région du Centre Cameroun

13 The Mauritius Consortium Presented by: Mrs. Indira Boodhram

14 Title of Proposed Partnership  Micro-propagation and Cultivation of in- vitro breadfruit plants and development of novel products from breadfruit as an alternative source of carbohydrates in Mauritius

15 Opportunities  In context of food security and sustainable livelihood  Identified as a potential source of carbohydrate  Potential for processing as well as export  Local research stations has experience in in- vitro propagation  Income-generating opportunity for households/small-scale orchard  Breadfruit offers potential for production of gluten-free flour

16 Expected outcome of partnership  Establishment of production techniques and guidelines for local production of breadfruit  Development of commercially feasible in-vitro mass propagation techniques  Promotion and establishment of backyard production in Mauritius  Establishment of commercial orchards  Development of community-based processing techniques  Development of marketing channels for input into large-scale processing of breadfruit  Development of healthy and nutritious value added breadfruit products

17 Current Partners involved FARC (Research) AREU (Research and Extension) EU Partner Conserverie Sarjua Ltee (Private Sector) UoM (Research and Training) MAMCF (Farmer Organization)

18 Value-Chain Approach Presented by: Ms. Nawsheen Hosenally

19 Current Partners involved FARC (Research) AREU (Research and Extension) EU Partner Conserverie Sarjua Ltee (Private Sector) UoM (Research and Training) MAMCF (Farmer Organization)

20 Inclusive Demand-driven partnerships Researchers EU Importers Breadfruit growers Policy makers Planting material Supplier Wholesale and retail Suppliers of inputs, equipment Consumer organisations Advisory services Credit suppliers Growers’ organisations Facilitator

21 Value-Chain Approach Value-chain Definition:  Describes full range of activities required to bring a product/service through the different phases of production (Including physical transformation, input of various producer services and response to consumer demand)  Include inter-dependent processes that generate value for the consumer  Focuses on value creation, innovation, product development and marketing

22 Role of the Facilitators  Neutral  No relation with the partnership  Encourage full participation by all partners  Ensure interest of all partners represented  Promote mutual understanding between partners  Guide partners to agree on objectives, roles and responsibilities. Promote communication  Promote Social Learning by Partners  Promote & guide joint reflection by partners

23 Leader v/s Facilitator Leader:  Responsible for the partnership (direction, management, actions)  Responsible for communication within partnership  Responsible for group outputs  Accountable for joint external inputs Facilitator:  Assists (builds capacity of) all partners to understand/achieve the task (objectives, role)  Assists all members of partnership to participate equally & function as team  Assists all members to learn - reflect on joint experience and consolidate lessons learned  Assists in resolving conflicts (without taking sides…)


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