Presentation on theme: "Formation of AFAAS country forum for South Sudan Inventory of Extension Service Providers (ESPs) in the country."— Presentation transcript:
Formation of AFAAS country forum for South Sudan Inventory of Extension Service Providers (ESPs) in the country.
Background The Ministry of Agriculture has a National Agriculture and Livestock Extension Policy (NALEP). NALEP advocates for pluralistic Extension system.
Background The goal of NALEP is to guide and encourage the various partners/ESPs to provide demand-driven extension services in a participatory approach and to complement and reinforce each other. In 2012, South Sudan joined the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), which is the umbrella organization for Extension services Providers (ESP) in Africa.
Main function of AFAAS Agricultural knowledge and information Management hub for Africa Capacity building and technical backstopping, on request, for National AAS through Country Chapters. Promotion of lesson learning for the identification of best fits Represent, advocate, and promote the interests of members at regional and institutional levels and influence policy at these levels Enhancing farmer-research-extension-market linkages Action research on AAS Facilitate impact and performance assessments of national AAS Fund raising and management of funds for regional activities.
AFAAS in Juba AFAAS conducted a workshop in Juba with the following results: The stakeholders sensitized, objectives and principles of AFAAS disseminated. a task force formed and champions identified to lead the process of establishing CF.
What is a Country Chapter/Forum? The CF represents the stakeholders/Agricultural Advisory Service (AAS) Providers from: Public extension Private sector CSO/NGOs Farmer organizations, cooperatives and associations Agricultural Education centres Agricultural research centre Affiliate members from regional and international institutions involved in AAS
Why a country Chapter/Forum? provide leadership and a mechanism to exchange information, share lessons earned and best practices in Extension Help operationalize AFAAS activities within member country Improve coordination amongst existing stakeholders in AAS
The task force scope of work Objective Facilitate all the steps in the processes leading to the establishment of CF in South Sudan.
Task force terms of reference Review the existing stakeholder coordination mechanism for agriculture and livestock ESPs in the country relevant to CF. learn from the experiences of countries which have already establish country fora. Conduct an inventory and map out all the ESPs in agriculture and livestock extension system in the country. Develop and/or adapt guidelines for the formation of the country forum.
Task force terms of reference Conduct a consultation with main ESP actors and identify ESP stakeholders that express genuine interest to become a CF member. Mobilize resources for the establishment of the CF. Mobilize representatives of stakeholders for a National workshop for the establishment of the country forum. Facilitate and document national workshop for the establishment of CF.
Key stakeholder identified Farm project FAO NPA JICA ACTED VSFs (2) Farmers associations (3) Private sector (vet drug dealer + input dealer) Yei crop training centre Maria Lou Livestock Training Centre Kagelu Forestry Training centre Padak Fisheries Training centre Yei Agriculture training Centre
Key stakeholder identified University of Juba (2) MAFTARFCRD ( Forestry, livestock, crop and rural development) Tractor Hire Service Research (crop and livestock) Equity Bank BRAC SNV Fisher folk association Pastoralist association DP ( EU,USAID, JICA, Netherlands)