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1 Mohamed Barre RNE Regional Statistician FAO Statistics Division FAO/PARIS21 REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE INTEGRATION OF AND ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS.

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1 1 Mohamed Barre RNE Regional Statistician FAO Statistics Division FAO/PARIS21 REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE INTEGRATION OF AND ACCESS TO AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS FOR BETTER FORMULATION AND MONITORING OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES Algers, Algeria 8-9 December 2007 Back-to-back with the 20th AFCAS AW

2 2 Government Expenditures in Agriculture

3 3 Outline Concept and definition Maputo Declaration Why Maputo Declaration is important Partners and Stakeholders Accomplished and on-going activities Future activities Expected output Constraints & limitations

4 4 What is government Expenditure? Data of government expenditure on agriculture refers to all “non repayable payments” whether capital or current, requited or not by government for the agriculture sector.

5 5 Maputo Declaration In Maputo on July 2003, African Union issued a declaration on Agriculture and Food Security in Africa and committed to allocate 10% of national budget to agriculture Follow up meeting in Rome where NEPAD implementation Committee called FAO and other partners for the support of CAADP and help to monitor the implementation of 10% of the national budget to Agriculture FAO/ESS delegated to establish a tracking system to monitor the 10% budget allocation

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8 8 Partners and Stakeholders FAO :  ESS – Lead Technical Unit  WB, IMF, AfDB NEPAD, African Union member countries

9 9 Constraints Minimal use of the concept note and guidelines; Lack of capacity to fill the questionnaire; Lack of systematic financial systems and classifications of institutional and functional expenditures aggregated sector wise; Lack of coordination between various institutions or ministries that are institutionally involved and responsible some activities of the agriculture sector; Limitations of the questionnaire.

10 10 Current Agriculture Expenditure Share (%) Current Rural Population Share (%) Expend./Rural Pop’s Ratio (%) Target Expenditure Share (%) Change from Current to Target Expenditure Share (%) Region currenttarget Africa Latin America and Caribbean ~70 Asia ~80 Near East 1/ ~70 Targets Set for different Regions in 1999

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12 12 Milestones Achieved & On-going activities Technical meeting was called were IMF, WB, AfDB, NEPAD, and various division of FAO contributed and as result recommended certain guide. Technical meeting to:  Gather experiences on the establishment of appropriate tools &  Identify framework needed to establish the system Project proposals: prepared, shared for review & submitted WB through NEPAD for funding, and the World Bank already gave a grant for that project. Survey:  Designed questionnaire  Pilot survey to pre-test questionnaire for selected 4 African  countries Collected data from 37 AU member countries (table1)table1

13 13 Functional classification Expenses on Agriculture: Capital & Current ( 000’s in local currency) CapitalCurrentCapitalCurrentCapitalCurrentCapitalCurrent Agriculture & Animal husbandry (sub function 70421) Forestry (function 70422) Fishing & Hunting (sub function 70423) Research & Development for agriculture, forestry, fishery and hunting (sub function 70482) Protection of biodiversity and Landscape (function 7054) Research & Development for environmental pro tection (function 7055) Total Expenditures on Agriculture (in local currency)

14 14 Mobilize enough resource Redesign the questionnaire to include missing components Call three to four workshops according to region or official language Plan ahead of the workshop what to achieve or expect from the invitees to contribute Establish a sustainable system of collecting the data on yearly basis. Strategy/Future activities

15 15 THANK YOU


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