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1 OVERVIEW OF EU – GoM CO-OPERATION NSA Consultation meeting 27 th April 2006 Capital Hotel, Lilongwe

2 MAIN EU FUNDS European Commission Budget (BUDGET) 1.Annual programming 2.Contributions from EU 25 3.EC is the contracting Authority European Commission Budget (BUDGET) European Development Fund (EDF) 1.Five year programming 2.Contributions from EU 15 3.GoM is the contracting Authority

3 COTONOU AGREEMENT Signed by 15 EU Member States and 79 ACP states POLITICAL CONTEXT 2. PRINCIPLES Partnership Participation Pivotal role of dialogue Differentiation 1. OBJECTIVES Overall aim: Fight poverty Support democracy Promote economic growth Sustainable development 3. ROLE OF NON-STATE ACTORS Advocacy Implementers

4 MAIN ACTORS Ministry Lands Ministry NREA Ministry Agriculture Ministry Health NAO NAO support unit MoF Ministry Transport Ministry Education Ministry EP&D European Commission Delegation GOM BRUSSELS ECHO DG RELEX DG DEV DG AIDCO DG TRADE NGOs

5 FIDPMPPFNSP IDAFPWP SGR SNRP FSBL € 98 m TOTAL €230 m (+ €35 m MPP 4) INFRASTRUCTURE € 75.5 m NON FOCAL AGRI & RD € 79.8 m MALAWI COUNTRY STRATEGY PAPER A ENVELOPE € 276 M / B ENVELOPE € 63.8 / 21.3 M COTONOU AGREEMENT EDF FUNDS POLITICAL CONTEXT RD PROGRAMMEFS PROGRAMME

6 BUDGET - FOOD SECURITY FOOD SECURITY BUDGET LINE (€ 45 MILLION) 1.Implementation of Food and Nutrition Security Policy (15%) Better decision making; coordination; civil society; monitoring; financial management 2.Efficient management of Strategic Grain Reserve (18%) ISO 9000; rules respected; financial and administrative management of NFRA. 3.Improve institutional capacity in trade policy (6%) Coordination GoM + private sectors; improve capacity of GoM trade agreements 4.Increase farm and non-farm incomes (36%) Diversification, production, gender, infrastructure improved + cash transfers 5.Improve nutritional status of vulnerable groups (26%) Improve recognition + prevention of malnutrition; supplementary feeding; facilities ALL FOR PROPOSALS TO BE LAUNCHED SOON!

7 EDF - RURAL DEVELOPMENT 1. Farm Income Diversification Programme (€36.5 m, phase 1 €16.2) Soil conservation, diversification, business development, marketing 2. Income Generating Public Works Programme (€25 m, phase 1 €15.5) Cash for work/assets, income generating, roads, forestry and irrigation components 3. Improved forestry management for sust. livelihoods (€14.9 m phase 1 €9) Local-level governance of forest resources, empowering, sustainable use 4. Institutional Development across the Agri-Food sector (€8 m) Growth in agri-food chain, implement core function analysis of MoA + MoTPSD 5. Sustainable nutrition rehabilitation programme (€6.5) Ownership + capacity at national and community level 6. Fourth Micro Projects Programme 4 (€35 m) Bottom up, average cost €10,000, health, education, boreholes, environment more? 7. National Initiative for Civic Education (€8.9 m) Stabilise democratisation and social&economic development 8. STABEX (€21 m) Diversification, coffee, tea + paprika, research new varieties, organisational support

8 Democracy and Human Rights Elections Migrations Co-financing with NGOs Food Security Environment and Forests Antipersonnel landmines Gender Health Drugs ACP-EU Water Facility ACP-EU Energy Facility ACP-EU Microfinance EC Thematic Budget Lines NGO projects 10 food security projects (€14.9 m) 7 projects (€4.5 m) co-financing BL (water, sanitation and health) & 2 projects sexual and reproductive health BL (€3.6 m)

9 CONCLUSIONS 1.NON STATE ACTORS, INCLUDING NGOs – IMPORTANT PART OF COTONOU AGREEMENT 2.RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD SECURITY IS A KEY AREA OF GOM / EU COOPERATION 3.NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR NGOs WITH EDF PROGRAMMES USING CALL FOR PROPOSALS WEBSITE FOR COTONOU MALAWI STRATEGY PAPER

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11 Current EDF Programmes Those operating in fields related to food security

12 Farm Income Diversification Programme FIDP (€36.5 m, phase 1 €16.2 m) Will build on the PROSCARP project Encourage business development  farming as a business Income generation for smallholders/rural population Crop diversification (including horticultural crops) Improvement of marketing of produce Development of grassroots extension service Soil conservation – use of organic fertilizer Setting up farmers associations/organisations Development of market information systems

13 Income Generating Public Works Programme IGPWP (€25 m, phase 1 €15.5 m) Safety net activities Components :road maintenance, small-scale irrigation and forestry Provides an alternative to food aid through cash transfers Roads component: Improves accessibility to/from rural areas Irrigation component: Improves agricultural production Forestry component: Helps develop sustainable fuel wood and timbre supplies

14 Improved Forestry Management for Sustainable Livelihoods IFMSL (€14.9 m phase 1 €9 m) Addresses issues of local governance of forest reserves Promotes more effective and accountable institutions Empowers the poorer sections of society in equitable and transparent manner Sustainable management of natural resources for those dependent on them for their livelihoods

15 Institutional Development across the Agri-Food sector IDAF (€8 m) Institutional capacity building Create enabling environment for development and growth across the agri-food chain (production, processing, marketing and trade) Development of capabilities of public and non-public actors Review functions of MoA and MoT&PSD (CFA implementation) Support to DAs and Farmers Organisations to capitalise on market opportunities Strengthen partnerships between public and private sector Appropriate production and processing technologies Exports of agri-food products

16 Sustainable Nutrition Rehabilitation Programme SNRP (€6.5 m) Aims to address widespread poverty and high levels of chronic malnutrition Lack of reliable data and its analysis on chronic and acute malnutrition Interrelation between malnutrition and HIV/AIDS Strengthen capacity and ownership of both national and community level to recognise and react to malnutrition CfP for national and community level components

17 Fourth Micro Projects Programme 4 MPP4 (€35 m) A bottom up approach: community-based initiatives Average cost of projects 10,000€ 75% EC and 25% from community (in cash or kind) Education, health, agriculture, environment and income generation Capacity building of the District level authorities and NGOs

18 National Initiative for Civic Education NICE (€8.9 m) Strengthen capacity of local structures to disseminate and embed principles, values and benefits of a democratic society 5 thematic areas used as entry points: local democracy, food security, gender, environmental protection and HIV/AIDS Provides information Every district has a NICE office Organise training, seminars and awareness workshops on issues identified by the communities as “priority areas” Quarterly newspaper Tilime (4 languages)

19 STABEX (€21 m) Stabilisation of Export Earnings Coffee, tea and paprika Organisational support Research on new varieties of tea, replanting of tea Training and formation of credit co-operatives for coffee growers Support to PAMA, paprika production has increased

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21 Orientation For possible future CfP from the FSBL

22 General orientation Actions should complement and build synergies with existing interventions Amount available would be up to 10.7MEUR Timing for launch – tentatively May 2006 is being considered Minimum of 90 days for submission of proposals Lead applicant would have to be a legally recognised NGO/organisation Action would have to be non-profit and non-commercial Partners could have different eligibility criteria to lead applicant Involvement of private sector, cooperatives, FOs would be encouraged

23 Objectives CfP would seek to address food insecurity in Malawi Addressing 2 pillars of food security: availability & accessibility at household, local and national level In line with F&NSP and MGDS, however not covering nutrition (SNRP) Overall objective: “to increase food security at household, local and national level by either stimulating increased smallholder production, or through improved smallholder’s accessibility to food by raising rural incomes”

24 Tentative orientation Minimum and maximum amounts – variation between the lots Geographical coverage: tentatively nationwide but with good justification for chosen area CfP most likely be broken down into lots Length of projects: cannot exceed 60 months – thinking of different lengths depending on lots Tentative lots: information, awareness raising, communication, support to vulnerable groups, diversification (non crop), food preservation (crop storage and processing)

25 Reaction from audience Added value of NSAs (comparative advantage vs. GoM/no NGO programmes) What are priorities that NSAs have in FS sector? What interventions have worked/failed? What areas need to be concentrated on? Lesson learnt, problems encountered

26 Thank you for your attention CfP would be launched locally – by EC Delegation The resulting contracts would be managed by the EC Delegation “Watch the space” in the local press, EC Delegation website and also the Europe Aid website will also be sent out Guidelines will be specific – READ THEM when they are published

27 Websites Europe Aid: EC Delegation:


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