Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network for Southern Africa (FANRPAN) Contact details: Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda P. O Box 2765.
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Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network for Southern Africa (FANRPAN) Contact details: Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda P. O Box 2765 Causeway Harare ZIMBABWE Telephone 263 4 792348/50 Fax 263 4 792409 Email: email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org
FANRPAN Mission WHAT: To coordinate, influence and facilitate policy research, analysis and dialogue at the national and regional levels WHY in order to develop the food, agriculture and natural resources sector through networking, capacity building and generation of information for the benefit of all stakeholders in the SADC region
Why FANRPAN? 1994, recommendation to the SADC Ministers of Agriculture on key prime movers for achieving agricultural growth: empowerment of smallholder farmers through training and creation of producer associations; greater involvement of private sector actors; creation of policy analysis networks.
Composition of FANRPAN An autonomous regional stakeholder driven Regional Secretariat and National Nodes Membership in 11 SADC Countries Key national sectoral members: Government Farmer Organisations Private sector Policy Research Organisations
Member Countries Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Objectives of FANRPAN Promote appropriate agricultural policies in order to reduce poverty, increase food security and enhance sustainable agricultural development in the SADC region; Improve policy analysis, research and formulating of priority SADC themes; Develop human and institutional capacity for coordinated dialogue among all stakeholders; Establish contacts with similar networks and other research collaborators Collect, store and exchange information and liase with target groups in order to facilitate broad participation of stakeholders (public, private, NGO, civil society) in policy issues
Thematic Policy Research Major themes: Productivity growth and Technology Development for Crops and Livestock e.g studies on GMO, seed fertiliser and soil fertility, HIV and AIDS Commercialisation,trade& market competitiveness e.g studies on strategic grain reserves, contract farming Institutional reform and capacity building e.g. study on strengthening farmer organisations Land, water and natural resource management Information and Knowledge management systems
Research Study Process Identification & prioritising of the research topic Setting research protocols, timelines and research teams through nominations from country nodes, secondments from partners or competitive bidding Setting up of regional steering committee to guide the research team and drawing contracts Conducting study Inception and report back workshops to present results at national and regional level Publication and circulation of synthesis papers, policy briefs, and proceedings to relevant stakeholders Periodic review and monitoring of policy recommendations Providing Policy advise to SADC Ministers of FANR sector.
Year 2004 Policy Programmes Studies HIV/AIDS/ SADC-EU Annual Policy Dialogue Biotech- Policy Bio-safety Policy Livelihood s/USAID- RCSA Contract Farming/ French Gov. Bankable investment s-CAADP BotBot LesLes MalMal MauMau MozMoz NamNam RsaRsa SwaSwa Ta z ZamZam ZimZim
Challenges Limited resources for policy research Lack of continuum in in-country research and dialogue as a result of weak institutional arrangements Policy analysis skills need strengthening Involvement of Farmers and the private sector remains weak
New vision for sustainability NATIONAL LEVEL Strengthen capacity of nodes to effectively communicate with all stakeholders Introduce national stakeholder policy dialogues on topical FANR policy issues Coordinate community driven information systems that will link rural communities to national policy processes through the nodes. Have full time network administrator supporting core research Introduce partnering mentoring arrangements at national levels with assistance from with international partners REGIONAL LEVEL Have full time secretariat that provides regional synthesis and supports national initiatives that have transboundary implications Maintain close links with SADC and NEPAD secretariats Facilitate continuous sharing of information and knowledge Monitor and evaluate the implementation of recommended policies
Component 2- Economic Research for Analysis of Input Business Policy Development Overall objective of component: to improve the policy environment of smallholder farmers through transformation of FANRPAN into a reputable regional network, with enhanced human and institutional capacity for supporting policy formulation and implementation in the SADC region.
Specific Objectives of Proposed Interventions 1. To set up and strengthen the FANRPAN governance systems for effective advocacy, peer review and strategic policy direction 2. To set up a regional secretariat with capacity for coordinating policy research and advocating for effective policies in sustainable manner. 3. To revitalize the membership of the FANRPAN national networks and promote participation of key stakeholders in national policy dialogue. 4. Engage national institutions in quality policy research with a view of harmonizing regional policies. 5. To set up a national FANRPAN node in Angola. 6. To develop and implement a sustainable funding strategy for the network.
1. To set up and strengthen the FANRPAN governance systems for effective advocacy, peer review and strategic policy direction. Program Indicators All Board Positions filled by end of year 1 At least 3 board meetings convened per year Institutional arrangements defined and signed by all members (individuals and partner institutions) Internal and external communication and management systems set up by end of year one. M&E systems for the network by May 2005 Develop a management and information system (MIS) by November 2006
2. To set up a regional secretariat with capacity for coordinating policy research and advocating for effective policies in sustainable manner. Program Indicators Personnel recruited and contracts for full time regional secretariat signed by 30 March 2005 Regional office in Pretoria set up and MOUs with host country and institution signed by 30 March MOU with NEPAD signed by October 2005 MOU with SADC signed by October 2005 MOU with 2 regional farmer and 2 private sector organizations signed by Dec.
3. Revitalize the membership of the FANRPAN national networks and promote participation of key stakeholders in national policy dialogue.. Program Indicators MOU signed with National FANRPAN host institution by June 2005 A calendar for policy dialogue published by June 2005 At least two national dialogue policy dialogue sessions convened per year Membership directory published by June 2005 Information briefs published and distributed within 10 days of national policy dialogue
4. Engage national institutions in quality policy research with a view of harmonizing regional policies. The proposed policy research studies for 2005- 2006 are: Impact of seed relief on seed trade Voucher program; what has been the impact Economic review of trade agreements as they affect input trade with special reference to seed and fertilizer Plant Variety Protection study; where do different countries stand on agreements; which countries have difficulty in negotiating, what trade offs do they face 5. A review of HIV and AIDS policies and develop guidelines for the agricultural sector.
5. To set up a national FANRPAN node in Angola Program Indicators Inception visit report submitted by end of second quarter MOU with host institution signed by end of third quarter Contract signed by Program assistant by end of third quarter National work plan filed at regional office by end of third quarter
6. To develop and implement a sustainable funding strategy for the network. Program Indicators Situation analysis report of the network produced within first four months Develop Human resources systems by August 2006 Develop Financial Systems by August 2006. Annual Audited account presented and filed according to statutory requirements Impact assessment report produced end of two
Addressing Cross-Cutting Issues 1. HIV and AIDS. Program Indicators Assist countries in developing a National AIDS Policy in Agriculture, led by FANRPAN Develop a blueprint for seed companies’ policy on HIV/AIDS Divulge/follow-up blueprint for seed companies policy on HIV/AIDS in each workshop Include HIV/AIDS related questions in surveys Ensure that HIV/AIDS affected families have first priority in emergency relief voucher programs initiated through companion project under ICRISAT
Addressing Cross-Cutting Issues 2. Gender Program Indicators - encourage the increase of women coordinators at FANRPAN national nodes
IEHA RESULTS FRAMEWORK and INDICATORS Strategic Objective: Increased rural income IR2: Improved Policy Environment for Smallholder Based Agriculture Addressing
IR2: Improved Policy Environment for Smallholder Based Agriculture Program Indicators At least one farmer organization per country per year participates at the bi-annual national policy dialogue meeting and tables policy constraints for consideration and analysis by government and independent analysts Seed trade associations of each country participate in the consultations, workshops, and meetings for the definition and implementation of seed policies. At least one university per country participates in the consultations and workshops for the definition and implementation of seed policies
IR2.1: Enhanced Human and Institutional Capacity for Policy Formulation and Implementation Program Indicators Five node facilitators are trained and submit at least one quality analytical report per year on burning policy issues at national level. FANRPAN is revitalized and makes at least one major policy recommendation to the SADC ministers’ annual meetings. Five seed trade associations, five seed government officials, and five universities of the region receive training in process management and accreditation for seed certification and prepare the accreditation manuals. Five seed government officials, five national seed trade associations and five universities receive training in plant variety protection following the UPOV Convention and develop/promote a draft plant variety protection law.