Presentation on theme: "CONCEPT NOTE MECHANISATION INFRASTRUCTURE"— Presentation transcript:
1 CONCEPT NOTE MECHANISATION INFRASTRUCTURE Group Members
2 Outline of Presentation IntroductionProject JustificationIntervention Zones and Target GroupMain objectives of the projectComponents, outputs and activitiesCostingImplementation strategyProject organisation and managementMonitoring and evaluationRisks
3 Introduction MOFA’s FASDEP II seeks to among others: Modernise agricultural sector through mechanisationEnsure food security and income diversification while targeting 80% small scale rice farmers and 20% emergent commercial rice farmersFASDEP II ensures consistency withGhana Shared Growth and Development Agenda,NEPAD’s CAADP and the MDGsUnder CAADP agriculture is expected to grow at 6% and 10% government budgetary allocation
4 Justification Development Issues Poor mechanisation services accessibility due to :Low tractor-farmer ratio (1:1800, year 2000)Over aged machinery (over 15 years)Inadequate mechanisation centresLimited agricultural machinery for timely farming operations (harvesters, threshers, etc)High initial capital investment
5 Justification (Con’td) EffectsImproper paddy field developmentHigh postharvest lossesLow rice production yieldDrudgery and fatigue – youth no longer interested in agriculture leaving farming to the agedReduce effective productivity of the rice value chain
6 Justification (Con’td) 84 mechanisation centres established nationwide to provide services to all categories of farmers under MOFA’s Accelerated Agricultural Mechanisation policy .However, number is inadequate to cater for high demand of machinery services as well as having the full complement of machinery along the rice value chain.Hence the need for mechanisation infrastructure development
7 Intervention zones and target groups Mechanisation centres will be established at all ricegrowing areas:Rain-fed lowland,rain-fed upland,irrigated fieldsHowever, full complement of machinery at centres will vary from rice ecologies. (E.g. provision of animal traction in Northern Ghana to serve as intermediate technology).Target groupsSmall and medium scale rice farmers and processors in these areas.
8 Main objectives of the project Global Objective:To make agricultural mechanization services readily available in a timely and affordable manner to farmers and processors to enhance food security.Specific Objectives:Strengthen and expand existing mechanisation services centresSupport the establishment of additional 100 mechanisation services centres in major rice growing districts.
9 Components Four main components of the project: Capacity building for commercial management of AMSECsImproving beneficiaries access to AMSEC servicesMachinery/equipment maintenance at AMSECsCoordination
10 Components, Outputs and Activities Capacity building for commercial management of AMSECs1.1 Training manuals developed1.1.1 Conduct training needs assessment for personnel1.2 All personnel trained1.2.1 Train/Technical backstop (book keeping, proper handling/operation, etc)1.3 All categories of personnel recruitedFacilitate the recruitment of personnel (manager, engineer, financial officers, technician, mechanics, operators) to manage the centre
11 Component, Output & Activities (Con’td) Improving beneficiaries access to AMSEC services2.1 Suitable sites identified and selected2.1.1 Conduct feasibility for identification and selection of suitable sitesprivate companies identified and selectedIdentify and select private companies for additional centres2.3 Signed land agreement and 100 mechanisation centres constructed2.3.1 Negotiate for land use and construct mechanisation centres2.4 AMSEC rehabilitatedRehabilitate existing AMSEC2.5 Mechanisation centres equippedStock centres with requisite machinery along rice value chain2.6 Farmers sensitisedSensitise farmers of importance of mechanisation
12 Component, Output & Activities (con’td) Machinery/equipment maintenance at AMSECs3.1 Machinery identified and introducedIdentify and introduce appropriate and suitable machinery along the value chain3.2 AMSEC workshops rehabilitatedRehabilitate existing AMSEC workshops with up to date tools/equipment3.3 Spare parts points set upFacilitate the set up of spare parts points at operation areas of centres3.4 Machinery/equipment maintainedSensitise operators to carry out daily and routine maintenance on machinery/equipment
13 Component, Output & Activities (Con’td) Coordination4.1 Meeting organisedOrganise consultation meetings with stakeholders4.2 Monitoring visits carried outCarry out monitoring and evaluation visits
14 Costing Component Funds allocated (US$) Remarks (%) Capacity building for commercial management of AMSECs0.5 M10Improving beneficiaries access to AMSEC services3.0 M63Machinery/equipment maintenance at AMSECs1.0 M21Coordination0.3 M6Total4.8 M100
15 Implementation strategy of the Project Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs)MMDAs will be encouraged to apply some of their Common Fund to establish AMSECs in their districts .Private Companies/EnterprisePrivate Companies will own the centresManaging Director, who may employ a team of Engineers, Technicians/Mechanics and operators to support the daily running and management of the centre.Stakeholders dialogueMOFA, DPs, Financial Institutions, Mechanisation Services Providers, Farmer Representatives and District Assembly will agree on charges for services rendered
16 Project Organization and Management SupervisionMOFA will play supervisory role to ensure that the machinery are applied effectivelyMonitoringMOFA shall institute effective monitoring procedures to ensure that best practices are adopted during the operation phaseTrainingMOFA shall continue to offer initial and periodic and regular training in care handling and operation techniques to ensure extended operational lives of machinery and equipmentGeneral OperationsPrivate companies / District /Municipal Assemblies will man the centres
17 Monitoring and Evaluation An M&E framework will be developed to track the progress/performance of the centres based on indicators every quarter.
18 RisksLack of other factors such as improved seeds, rainfall, good agricultural practices, etc could lead to low production hence low earning for farmers to afford mechanisation services.Inadequate and lack of machinery to stock the centresHigh cost of borrowing