Presentation on theme: "EthiopiaRural Economic Development and Food Security Sector Working Group (RED&FS SWG) The Development and Implementation Structure of the Ethiopia National."— Presentation transcript:
EthiopiaRural Economic Development and Food Security Sector Working Group (RED&FS SWG) The Development and Implementation Structure of the Ethiopia National Agriculture Investment Plan Dejene Abesha Gary Wallace RED&FS Secretariat
Introduction Ethiopia has enormous potential for agricultural development. About 12 million smallholders produce 95% of agricultural GDP. Agriculture has a central role in the economic transformation therefore the GoE has given agriculture a priority consideration.
Policies and Strategies The major policy framework is based on the strategy of Agricultural Development-Led Industrialisation (ADLI). A central pillar of Ethiopia’s development vision since 1990s, it envisages an economically transformed society within which agriculture will grow rapidly paving the way for industrial growth. The government has formulated various policies and strategies where agricultural development and poverty reduction are given major importance.
The Development of Ethiopia’s PIF (The CAADP Agricultural Investment Plan) Sept, 2008 - CAADP Study initiated July, 2009 – Comprehensive CAADP study reports produced August, 2009 - CAADP Compact signed August 2010 - Draft PIF finalized September, 2010 – PIF, Implementation Roadmap and 1 st year Action Plan produced January, 2011- PIF implementation started
Agriculture Sector Policy and Investment Framework (PIF) Provides a ten year strategic framework (2010 - 2020) for investment and estimates of financing needs. Guides the prioritization, planning and implementation of current and future investments that contribute to overall agricultural growth, food security, and rural development. Investment framework to help mobilize additional global, regional and national resources for Ag Sector investments.
PIF Goal and Objectives The Goal of the PIF is to “contribute to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle income status by 2025”. The Development Objective is to “sustainably increase rural incomes and national food security”.
PIF Strategic Objectives and Priority Investment Areas Strategic ObjectivePriority Investment Areas SO1: To achieve a sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and production Irrigation Skill Development Seeds and Fertilizer Soil Fertility Livestock Research SO2: To accelerate agricultural commercialization and agro- industrial development Market Systems and Infrastructure Cooperative Development Agricultural Credit Private Sector Support S03: To reduce degradation and improve productivity of natural resources Natural Resources Development and Protection SO4: To achieve universal food security and protect vulnerable households from natural disasters Disaster Risk Management and Food Security
RED&FS Background Established April 2008. One of 11 Thematic Working Groups associated with the Development Assistance Group (DAG). Joint Government and Development Partner platform, bringing together the Ministry of Agriculture and 22 major multi and bi-lateral institutions engaged in the agriculture sector. Government led and Development Partner supported.
RED&FS Objectives Improve communication and cooperation Mobilize adequate resources in pursuit of Government identified development goals. Improve harmonization and alignment of support for the Sector Enhance Aid Effectiveness in line with Paris Declaration
RED&FS Executive Committee Technical Committee Agricultural Growth Secretariat RED&FS Broad RED&FS Platform Technical Committee Sustainable Land Management Technical Committee DRM & Food Security AG P SL MP PS NP HA BP WB RED &FS MDT F Policy and Investment Framework (PIF) Technical Committee Livestock SPI F M&E Task Force MoA RED &FS MDT F Cross-Sector Working Group
Challenges Harmonization requires time!!! Agricultural harmonization needs to extend across many sectors. Variable levels of commitment to harmonization. Staff turnover results in the loss of institutional memory.