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1 Overview of FANRPAN Presentation by Dr Lindiwe M. Sibanda, FANRPAN CEO FANRPAN Partners’ Meeting 13 June 2011, Pretoria

2 Monitoring and Evaluation Agenda Setting Decision Making Policy Implementation Policy Formulation THE POLICY ACTORS Civil Society Donors Cabinet Parliament Ministries Private Sector

3 Prime movers Technology Both small and large scale farmers Both embodied and disembodied Improved human capital at all levels Sustained growth in both physical and biological infrastructure Effective institutes and institutions Enabling political and economic environment and policies

4 No prime mover on its own can get agriculture to grow on a sustainable basis Long-term investment is needed to strengthen prime movers Prime movers need to work in tandem to achieve sustainable development Important characteristics of prime movers

5 Getting agriculture moving in Eastern and Southern Africa and a Framework for Action –Prepared by M. Rukuni in consultation with: C. Ackello-Ogutu H. Amani P. Anandajayasekeram W. Mwangi H. Sigwele T. Takavarasha Commissioned by World Bank on behalf of Global Coalition of Africa February 26-27, 1994, Harare Genesis of the FANRPAN SEED

6 Only intensified investments in prime movers can lead to agricultural transformation Single most constraint to getting agriculture moving is the general lack of comprehensive agricultural policies Poor sectoral and macro-economic policies have contributed to the stagnation of agriculture Inadequate capacity of most national and regional institutes to address agricultural policy issues Key Conclusions

7 Need to integrate agricultural policy with industrial policy and to develop agro-industries to attain more value addition Trade, marketing and pricing policies to be clear and supportive of farmers Need for harmonisation of policies Key Conclusions (cont.)

8 Create a new Regional Agricultural Policy Analysis and Research Institute The institute will: –in collaboration with regional universities, be responsible for research and analysis leading to the co-ordination of agricultural policies and strategies in ESA –create an operational agricultural commodity research / information system that should promote intra-regional trade as well as build ESA into a strong trade block Recommendations

9 ESA Ministers of Agriculture’ Call Official Gazette of COMESA, Volume 1, No 1, 9 December 1994 “The Annual Conference of Ministers of Agriculture for Eastern and Southern Africa as constituted in a meeting on April 1994 in Harare, Zimbabwe should be the policy organ for food security in the COMESA region” Create a regional agricultural policy analysis network to enhance indigenous capacity for policy formulation and analysis as ESA countries develop comprehensive agricultural policies and food security strategies The network, in collaboration with regional universities, to be responsible for research and analysis leading to the coordination of agricultural policies and strategies in ESA

10 Each ESA country shall, with immediate effect, start developing such comprehensive and implementable agricultural policies which indicate national priorities within each prime mover This network will assist the convening of the Conference of Ministers to review the progress of the implementation of agricultural sector policies and strategies Recommendations of the Ministerial Conference cont. (14 – 15 April 1994, Harare, Zimbabwe)

11 Policies –Lack of comprehensive agricultural policy –Inappropriate policies –Inconsistency (Sectoral; Sectoral and macro-economic; Sectoral growth objectives and macro-economic, fiscal and trade policies) –Nature of reforms are rather uniform Process –Often prescriptive / adhoc –Over-reliance on foreign experts –Disconnect between policy analysis and policy formulation –Policy decisions made with inadequate information and/or analysis Capacity –Lack of / inadequate analytical capacity at national and regional level Key Issues

12 Introducing FANRPAN

13 Focus: -Improving policy research, analysis and formulation on key SADC priority themes -Developing human and institutional capacity for coordinated policy dialogue among all stakeholders -Improving policy decision making by enhancing the generation, voice, exchange and use of policy-related information Stakeholder categories: - Farmers, Government, Researchers, Private sector, CSO, Media Members/National nodes in 14 African countries: Angola, Botswana, DR-Congo, Lesotho, Namibia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Introducing FANRPAN

14 FANRPAN’s Strategic Plan (2007 – 15) Common Vision A food secure Africa free from hunger and poverty Purpose: P romote appropriate policies in order to reduce poverty, increase food security and enhance sustainable agricultural and natural resources development in Africa WHAT –Facilitate linkages and partnerships between government and civil society –Build the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue –Create capacity to demand evidence for policy development –Promote evidence based policy development in the Food Agriculture and Natural Resources sector

15 FANRPAN Structure: Organogram Implementation - Countries and Lead Institutions Angola (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development); Botswana (BIDPA); DR-Congo (CERJI); Lesotho (ISAS); Madagascar (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries); Malawi (CISANET); Mauritius (University of Mauritius); Mozambique (University of Eduardo); Namibia (NEPRU); South Africa (NAMC); Swaziland (CANGO); Tanzania (ESRF); Zambia (ACF); Zimbabwe (ARC) Natural Resources and Environment Programme Manager Programme Assistant Social Protection and Livelihoods Programme Manager Programme Assistant Food Systems Programme Manager Programme Assistant * Agricultural Input and Output Markets Programme Manager Programme Assistant Board of Governors Representatives of: Government (South Africa and Zimbabwe) ; Farmers (Honorary Lifetime President-SACAU); Private Sector (Vacant); Regional Economic Communities ; SADC (FANR Director); COMESA (Secretary General); Research Institutions (University of Pretoria); Donor (USAID); CEO (ex-officio) MEMBERS/SHAREHOLDERS Angola, Botswana, DR-Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, (Kenya & Uganda) Regional Secretariat CEO M&E Programmes Officer Director: Policy Research * Director: Communication and Advocacy Manager Consultant Director: Finance and Administration Office Manager; Protocol & Networking Officer; 2 Finance Officers Institutional Strengthening Programme Manager * Programme Assistant * * Denotes vacant

16 Strategy Implementation Arrangements (Who does what?) WHODOES WHAT?WHERE Board of Governors Strategic direction of network and fiduciary responsibilityRegional level Technical Committee Global team of eminent researchers and champions advising on programme development Global/Regional/ National level Regional Secretariat Planning, Implementation and financial and technical reporting Global/Regional/ National level Programme Coordinator Cluster of projects coordinated under each of flagship programmes (Food Systems, Agricultural Systems, Natural Resources and Environment, HIV and AIDS, Institutional Strengthening) Regional level National Nodes Policy analysis and dialogue: Knowledge Brokers (innovators, researchers, farmers, private sector, media) National level

17 FANRPAN Structure: Network of Networks FANRPAN Regional Secretariat Malawi Namibia Mozambique Tanzania Mauritius South Africa Swaziland Lesotho Angola Botswana Zimbabwe Zambia Government Researchers CSOs Madagascar Farmers Private Sector Commercial Farmers Small-scale farmers associations Commodity Associations DRC

18 Angola: Government Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) Botswana: Policy Research Institute Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) DR Congo: CSO/NGO Center of Dialogue for Legal and Institutional Reforms (Centre d’Echanges pour des Reformes Juridiques et Institutionnelles (CERJI)) Lesotho: Policy Research Institute Institute of Southern African Studies (ISAS) Madagascar: Government Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries: Department of Rural Development Policies Malawi: CSO/NGO Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) Mauritius: University University of Mauritius: Faculty of Agriculture Mozambique: University Eduardo Mondlane University. Faculdade de Agronmia e Engenharia Florestal Namibia: Policy Research Institute The Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) South Africa: Policy Research Institute National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) Swaziland: CSO/NGO Coordinating Assembly of NGOS (CANGO) Tanzania: Policy Research Institute Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) Zambia: CSO/NGO Agricultural Consultative Forum (ACF) Zimbabwe: Policy Research Institute Agricultural Research Council (ARC) FANRPAN Structure: Node Hosting Institutions

19 FANRPAN Priorities Increase the knowledge base Increase visibility of policy champions Increase capacity to do policy research and advocacy Need for institutionalized evidence based policy dialogue platforms Community Level National Regional Global

20 Strategic Plan & Programme Area

21 FANRPAN Strategic Framework Capacity Building Policy Research Voice Conducive Environment POLICY ANALYSIS & ADVOCACY Agricultural Policy Burning Policy Issues

22 FANRPAN’s Thematic Thrusts Social Protection & Livelihoods Food Systems Agricultural Productivity and Markets Natural Resources and Environment Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building

23 FANRPAN Finances

24 FANRPAN Funding Growth FANRPAN’s annual signed contract amounts grew from US$1 million in 2004 through to US$7 million in contracts income is estimated at US$18.6 million. This illustrates the growth in funding and confidence from the donor community in our work.

25 FANRPAN Thematic Funding FANRPAN works in five thematic areas namely; Agricultural Productivity and Markets, Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment, Social Protection and Livelihoods and Institutional Strengthening. The graph below shows the percentage income proportions received from donors by thematic area from 2004 to 2011.

26 FANRPAN Thematic Funding Food Systems:-$1,361, –Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in Policy Analysis, Dialogue and Implementation of the Process.-$1,361, Agricultural Productivity:$5,617, –Strengthening the Capacity of Women Farmers to Influence Agricultural Policy Development in Southern Africa – Women Accessing Realigned Markets- $900,150 –FANRPAN Harmonized Seed Security Project (HaSSP) -$4,146, –Economic Research and Agricultural Policy Harmonization (Strengthening Evidence-Based Agricultural Policy Advocacy and Harmonization in Southern Africa).-$510,492 –Contract Farming - $60,204

27 FANRPAN Thematic Funding Natural Resources and the Environment:$6,126,463 –Development of Regional Compact-$175,700 –Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Targeting the Most Vulnerable-$591,830 –Building Climate Change Resilience in Africa’s Agricultural Research Programs-$394,593 –Africa-wide Civil Society Climate Change Initiative for Policy Dialogues (ACCID)-$703,801 –Limpopo Basin Focal Project-$1,750,000 –Conservation Agriculture-$113,000 –From Research to Policy: Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Linking Climate Change Adaptation to Sustainable Agriculture in Southern Africa (SECCAP) - $1,448,127 –Building Climate Change Resilience in Africa’s Agricultural Research Programs Rockefeller - $300,000 (Pipeline project)

28 FANRPAN Thematic Funding Social Protection and Livelihoods:-$1,318,800 –FANRPAN Household Vulnerability Index Pilot Project.-$478,800 –European Union – HIV project - $840,000 Institutional Strengthening:- $20,562, –CTA Communication - $915,436 –USAID Capacity Building - $2,705,000 –Institutional capacity building - $68, –ACBF Capacity Building - $16,873,334 (Pipeline project)

29 Strategic Focus Area

30 Deepen regional integration Reduction in poverty Improve on information technology, communication and policy advocacy Harmonization of policies and creation of legal and regulatory framework Human and social development through capacity building Regional Policy Priorities SADC and COMESA (14 Countries)(19 Countries) 8 countries are members of both RECs

31 FANRPAN Developing the COMESA CAADP Regional Compact Africa-wide Civil Society Climate Change Initiative for Policy Dialogues (ACCID) COMESA Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Climate Change Initiative FANRPAN Support to COMESA

32 FANRPAN Support to SADC SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment Committee (RVAC) SADC Land and Water Management Applied Research Programme Seed Security Network Phase I Outputs FANRPAN Household Vulnerability Index (F-HVI) FANRPAN - The Limpopo Basin Focal Project (LBFP) Seed Security Network Phase II

33 FANRPAN Support to RECs Challenges in Implementing Regional Agenda Poor capacity for Policy Analysis Poor capacity for Policy Advocacy and use of evidence Lack of platforms for multi-stakeholder engagement

34 Moving Forward the FANRPAN Way

35 Periodical critical self-appraisal to reflect on the past Document and synthesize lessons and experiences Celebrate achievements Use lessons learnt in crafting the future FANRPAN as a Learning Network

36 Learning Network ReflectionAction

37 The niche for FANRPAN Linking the policy SUPPLY to the DEMAND side Partnerships 17 agreements: North-South, South-South FANRPAN - an all inclusive multi-stakeholder platform -government, policy analysts, farmers and private sector Regional Approach (12 countries) allows learning between countries

38 SUPPLY SIDE –Credibility – Think tanks, longitudinal studies, databases, involvement of local institutions –Scope – focus on national and regional issues –Rigor – partnerships, peer review, mentorship, retooling, start having outcome mapping DEMAND SIDE –Stakeholder tools and capacity to engage –Communication – appropriate tools/media, message, –Trust - confidence in networks and their processes The niche for FANRPAN

39 THANK YOU Hon S. Ngwenya, SG – COMESA, FANRPAN Board Chair H.E. L. DIEGO Prime Minister Mozambique Hon. C. Pajune Vice Minister - Agriculture Mozambique Hon S. Holland, Minister - National Healing Zimbabwe Prof. H. Amani FANRPAN Board Chairman (2004 – 2007) Madame C. Khupe USAID Dr. S. Mundia, Member - FANRPAN Board Dr. L. M. Sibanda, CEO FANRPAN Prof, Mucavele Former CEO NEPAD Madame C. Cossa Winner – FANRPAN Civil Society Award Winner Pro. Filipe J. Cuoto Vice-Chancellor UEM REGIONAL - FANRPAN High-level Food Security Policy Dialogue, Maputo 2009


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