Presentation on theme: "1 THE MODULAR APPROACH BY Group D. 2 OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION INTRODUCTION GOVERNMENT STRATEGY FOR DEVELOPING THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR PRIORITIES FOR AFRILAND."— Presentation transcript:
2 OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION INTRODUCTION GOVERNMENT STRATEGY FOR DEVELOPING THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR PRIORITIES FOR AFRILAND THEMATIC SURVEYS
3 INTRODUCTION The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.
4 INTRODUCTION Eradicating extreme poverty continues to be one of the main challenges of our time, and is a major concern of the international community. Ending this scourge will require the combined efforts of all, governments, civil society organizations and the private sector, in the context of a stronger and more effective global partnership for development.
5 INTRODUCTION The Millennium Development Goals set timebound targets, by which progress in reducing income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter and exclusion — while promoting gender equality, health, education and environmental sustainability — can be measured.
6 INTRODUCTION Agriculture is the dominant sector of Afriland’s economy. It contributes about 40 percent to total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and over 90% to total export earnings. It provides 78% of employment and most industries and services in the country are based on this sector.
7 INTRODUCTION Much of the agricultural production in Afriland takes place at household level essentially using household labour. It has been estimated that women contribute about 45% of the labour force.
8 Government Strategy for Developing the Agricultural Sector The long-term vision of the Government of Afriland is to eradicate poverty by the year 2017. The strategies for achieving this vision are defined in the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP), which constitutes Afriland’s national Comprehensive Development Framework. The Plan for Modernisation of Agriculture (PMA), which has been implemented since 2000/01, contributes directly to pillar 2 of the revised PEAP (2004); Enhancing production, competitiveness and incomes.
9 Government Strategy cont’d The vision of PMA is to eradicate poverty through a profitable, competitive, sustainable and dynamic agricultural and agro- industrial sector. Its mission is to eradicate poverty through transforming subsistence agriculture to commercial agriculture. The specific objectives of the PMA are to: – Increase the income and improve the quality of life of poor subsistence farmers; – Improve household food security through the market; – Generate gainful employment; and. – Promote sustainable use and management of natural resources.
10 Priorities for Afriland – To monitor progress towards the national priorities, Afriland has come with a medium term plan to collect a minimum set of indicators for monitoring and evaluating progress for crucial sectors. This framework is as outlined below: – Conducting a Population and Housing Census – Piggy backing an agricultural census onto the Population and Housing Census (14 data items included)
11 Benefits of piggy backing to develop a sampling frame specifically designed for agricultural censuses/ surveys. use of standard concepts and definitions sharing of operational materials such as maps coordinating the 2 data collection operations linking data from the 2 censuses thus enabling the cross tabulation of information collected from the Population and Housing Census with agricultural data. cost reduction
12 Thematic surveys The immediate concern is to raise productivity while taking care of gender concerns and hence the need to: – Collect information on use of good agricultural practices – Collect information on agricultural services such as access to credit for agricultural purposes as well as sources of extension services including. – Measure the role of women in the management of holdings
13 Core Module Agric Practices Agric Services Demo and Soc StatFarm Lb Mgt of Holding Admin levelVillagedistrict Reliability < 1 %> 5% FrequencyDecadalAnnual PurposeSFPM All PM Census/ SampleCompleteSampling Complete Sampling Where to ask?Pop censusFollow-up Pop CensusPop censusFollow-up Comments 1YEAR AFTER CENSUS National/ethnic group of household head or agricultural holder collected for public information 1YEAR AFTER CENSUS