COPROFAM SFOAP MTCP Global Farmer Forum cooperation
Key Principles MTCP 2 to: Respect FAFO principles and guide of action Build on success on MTCP1 and lessons learned Recognize sub-regional differences in Asia Recognize variable national dynamics Better integration within IFAD country programs Increase policy aspects (less politics more policies) Increase technical aspects (services) Better geographical coverage, include Pacific Invite more regional organization in regional steering committee
Strategy, approach Strategy: – support the institutional and operational development of the FOs with an emphasis on services to FO members and knowledge management among the highly diversified sub- regional contexts in the Asia and Pacific region to enhance the integration of the poor smallholders – Approach: – Empowering the FOs to achieve sustainable collaboration and dialogue within the network as well as with other partners and policy makers at national, sub-regional and regional levels
MTCP2 THRUST Capacity building and FO services to their members Actions in policy dialogues Recognition for FO organizational credibility Active participation in development and in implementation of IFAD country programmes
Target groups In two tiers: – Rural women and men, and youth, especially those rural smallholders who are undertaking farm and non-farm enterprises; – FOs that operate in rural and agricultural development with firm commitment to representing and promoting the farmers’ interests, and with their policy and service inclusiveness for the first tier of the smallholder farmers.
Characteristics of FO a)Legally established for at least two years, b)Based in the MTCP-covered countries, c)Accept due inclusiveness principles and values, d)Have established or initiated some policy-nature consultations with the national policy makers or influencers, e)Showed signs of improving the organisational relevance to smallholders and credibility to the agribusiness and market access, f) Strong leadership in applying quality standard of organized or cooperative farming, processing, and marketing, g)Commitment to systematically recruit the poor smallholder farmers, especially the women and the youth as members and applying tailor-made technical coaching for their inclusion, h)Support of national policy makers or influencers.
Geographic scale MTCP 1 countries and FOs: – Continue to focus on MTCP-1 countries and likely include more FOs based on well defined criteria; – Expansion: – The Pacific region and in countries where FO development presents a growth potential within the programme support timeframe.
MTCP2 Reach South East Asia/East Asia Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, China Potential expansion: Thailand South Asia India, Srilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh Potential expansion: Pakistan, Afghanistan Pacific Samoa, Fiji. Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Other islands … Regional Asia – Pan Asia
Strategic Goal To contribute to the poverty alleviation in Asia and the Pacific Region through strengthened capacities of the rural poor and their organisations that leads to improved livelihoods and positive socio-economic impacts in the rural development
Program Objectives To strengthen the farmers’ organizations in Asia and the Pacific Region in their capacities of engaging active policy consultations related to the rural smallholders’ interests at national, sub-regional and regional levels, and to provide improved and inclusive services to the rural poor including within IFAD programmes,
Components and activities summary SUB COMPONENT 1.1 : Act 1.1.1 : Organizational review Act 1.1.2.: Partnership and network capacity Act 1.1.3 : Institutional positioning SUB COMPONENT 1.2 : Act 1.2.1 : Organizational management capacity Act 1.2.2 : Structuring service functions for members Act 1.2.3 : Market integration Component 1: Strengthening FOs and their Networks Component 3: FO Involvement in IFAD Country Programmes SUB COMPONENT 3.1 : Act 3.1.1 : Review on collaboration opportunities Act 3.1.2.: FO focus capacity building SUB COMPONENT 3.2 : Act 3.2.1 : Participation in IFAD country actions Act 3.2.2 : Participation in implementation support and in implementing activities, subcomponents or components in IFAD-assisted projects where applicable Act 3.2.3 : participation in country knowledge tank Component 4: Programme Management and Coordination - SC 4.1. Facilitation and coordination - SC 4.2: M&E, and knowledge management and communication, - - SC 4.3: Financial management, - Component 2: FO Participation in Policy Process SUB COMPONENT 2.1 : Act 2.1.1 : Policy, advocacy, lobbying and representation Act 2.1.2.: Strategic networking and coordination Act 2.1.3 : Research and studies SUB COMPONENT 2.2 : Act 2.2.1 : Policy process with regional and sub- regional policy makers and influencers (ASEAN, FAO, FAFO Rome…) Act 2.2.2 : Regional and sub-regional networking and coordination Act 2.2.3 : Research and studies on regional and sub-regional interests Technical Assistance
Project financing: 2013-2017 IFAD APR grant of 1.5 million and a IFAD PTA grant of 0.5 million (15% of total costs) Swiss Development Cooperation grant of 3 million (70% to be used for year 1-3 and remaining 30% for year 4-5) Potential Donors: – The EU – grant of USD 5 million – Supplementary grant financiers: ASEAN/SAARC/Japan/Korea/Australia/AgriCord/…
Management structure (Regional Liaison Unit) (Regional Liaison Unit) SEA S-regional IA (S- regional PMU) SA S-regional IA (S- regional PMU) Pacific S-regional IA (Secretariat) National FO Platform/Coalition FO 1, NIA FO 2 FO n National FO Platform/Coalition FO 1, NIA FO 2 FO n National FO Platform/Coalition FO 1, NIA FO 2 FO n Regional Steering Committee Sub-Regional Steering Committee National Steering Committee
Operational management The programme operational management will be delegated to the sub-regional implementers Regional level: steering committee composed of 1 representative from each sub-regional FO;1 observer from a national FO per sub-region A small liaison unit embedded in a regional implementing agency Sub-regional level: steering committee composed of 8 – 10 representatives from the national forums and the sub-regional FOs. A SRPMU will be set up within the SR implementing agency National level: a national implementing agency identified within the platform from amongst participating national FOs