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Presentation on theme: "USAID FTF PARTNERS QUARTERLY COORDINATION WORKSHOP PRESENTATION MAY 3 RD,2012."— Presentation transcript:


2 B Background to CIAFS Project The FTF strategy is aligned with Ethiopias CAADP Compact which outlines the GOEs long term agriculture development strategy CAADP identified low technical and management capacity throughout the MoA, research centers and regional BoAs The USAID Mission also identified weak capacity as a major constraint to agriculture change CIAFS builds on previous and existing USAID/Ethiopia programs that addressed key policy and capacity impediments Implemented by Fintrac Inc, CIAFS is a four year project; CIAFS has 11 staff (5 program staff); No field office

3 CIAFS Project Strategic Objective (task order) Work with agents of change to raise awareness of international best practices and develop greater knowledge of policy alternatives to empower key policy makers to push for policy reform for agricultural growth and food security

4 CIAFS Project Components Component One: Capacity Building to Key Agents of Change Component Two: Dissemination of Best Practices, Technologies, and Innovations Component Three: Demand-Driven Analysis for Policy Dialogue Component Four: Monitoring and Evaluation Support Component Five: Communication

5 Targeted Value Chains and Regions Maize, Wheat, Sesame, Coffee, Meat, Milk, Honey Amhara, Tigray, SNNP, Oromia regions

6 Capacity building and analytical studies Year 1 Summary of Activities and Achievements Needs Assessment Study of the MoA - completed Needs Assessment of the Private Sector - completed Leadership training for champions of change 100 planned; 90 trained (12Female; 78 Male) National workshops for MoA and private sector on needs assessments; 2 planned; 2 achieved Dialogue on tertiary education for agricultural transformation – Demand Driven; 60 scientists High-level round table discussion on agriculture and food security- Demand Driven; 34 persons Sponsored conferences, workshops and visits

7 Capacity building: Training of key agents of change – Year II, Oct 2011 – Sept 2012 ActivitiesPlannedAchieved Training program for senior Federal MoA/BoAs 30/570* ----- Cascade leadership training to regions and zones 60/5409/171 Private sector training on international standards and best practices (module 1) 14/12619/111 Private sector training on entrepreneurship (module 2) 20/180In May Food security workshops for NGOs and professional associations 4/36 -----

8 Capacity building: Dissemination of best practices, technologies and innovations – Year II ActivitiesPlannedAchieved Introduce frost zone extension package to MoA in Debrebirhan 5/45 ----- Disseminate effective mirco- organism fertiliser technology 10/190--- (12/78 done in 2011 Disseminate broad bed maker plough for efficient cultivation 5/95 ----- In-country study visits to learn improved water harvesting 2/28 ----- In-country visits to learn about hybrid maize seed production through outgrower scheme 2/38 -----

9 Capacity building: Dissemination of best practices, technologies and innovations contd – Year II ActivitiesPlannedAchieved Overseas study visit for pastoral community leaders and federal and regional govt representatives 0/6 0/4 Extension delivery study visit to Thailand 1/9 ----- PPF workshops for stakeholders to deliberate on lessons learned from study visits 50/100 4/79

10 Component One: Capacity Building Activities for Key Agents of Change Capacity building: Dissemination of best practices, technologies and innovations contd –Year II ActivitiesPlannedAchieved Grants to agents of change to cascade leadership training (DD) (# grants) 62/188* 4 ----- 2 Grants to professional associations to apply new ideas (DD) (# grants) 25/75* 3 ----- Grants to universities to apply new ideas /broaden knowledge (DD) (# grants) 12/38* 2 ----- Publish workshop proceedings (DD) 42 in prepn Sponsor workshops & study visits (DD)----6 Publish tools for transformation # publications # distribution 12 30/120* 6 10/85*

11 Analytical Studies – Year II ActivitiesPlannedAchieved Study contract farming practices and outgrower schemes(#1) 8/32In progress Study input (fertiliser & seed) marketing with the view to improving distributional efficiency (#1) 8/32Fertiliser study in progress Study seed certification practices and propose policy options (#1) 8/32 ----- Study coffee grades, quality standards and single-origin traceability to address issues of adulteration (#1) 8/32 ----- Organise public-private forums and present findings of analytical studies 3 -----

12 Component One: Capacity Building Activities for Key Agents of Change Capacity building: Monitoring and Evaluation-Year II ActivitiesPlannedAchieved Organise FtF coordination meetings4 1 Quarterly publication on food security status 3 1 (draft) M&E training for MoA and BoAs4 May Periodic assessment of training programs for impact and learning 15 2 FTF-MS users trainingAll FTF projects 3 FTF projects FTF website support to upload studies, success stories, etc 1(test mode)

13 Targeted Beneficiaries/Stakeholders Ministry of Agriculture Ministries of Trade and Industry Regional Bureaus of Agriculture Chambers of Commerce (national and regional) and Sectoral Associations Agribusinesses, Cooperatives, Research Institutes, Professional Associations Civil Societies/NGOs Other FTF Projects

14 Implementation Approaches 1. Adapting to local contexts and needs Develop in-depth knowledge of public policies and strategies and their context, as well as of the capacity building needs Capitalize on local institutions and personnel to lower transaction costs and generate development impacts beyond immediate project goals Work at higher end of the value chain

15 Implementation Approaches 2. Promoting partnerships and consortiums for synergy and impact Forging collaborative relationship with important and likeminded projects, parliament, government institutions and the like Driving for partnership with local firms, agents of change, institutions and associations Institutional collaboration to avoid duplication, deepen synergy and increase scale economies

16 Implementing Approaches 3. Building capacity through result-driven programs Integrating capacity building with GTP/ATP plan for agricultural transformation. Targeting higher level decision makers to enhance leadership and management competencies to improve efficiency in decisions Complementing training programs with site and industry visits & inspirational speakers Doing post training and workshop follow-ups Training a cadre of agents of change and supporting them technically and financially for greater multiplier effect


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