Presentation on theme: "Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Japans Leadership on Agriculture and Rural Development."— Presentation transcript:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Japans Leadership on Agriculture and Rural Development
Japans Road to G8 Summit in 2008 May June July Hosted TICAD IV Hosting G8 Summit Participated in High-Level Conference on World Food Security of FAO Japan as the G8 Chair April Hosted TICAD Hosted G8 Development Ministers Meeting
-Significance of TICAD - Largest policy forum with 41 heads of states/ governments Step To G8 Summit Towards a Vibrant Africa Boosting Economic Growth Ensuring Human Security Achievement of MDGs Consolidation of Peace and Good Governance Addressing Environment/Climate Change Issues Lead to Century of African Growth Boosting Encouraging Signs in Africa
The TICAD process will seek alignment with CAADP agenda to: 1)Enhance capacity to increase food production and agricultural productivity. 2)Improve access to markets and agricultural productivity. 3)Support sustainable management of water resources and land use. Agricultural and Rural development African countries have committed, in accordance with the AU Maputo Declaration, to allocate at least 10% of national budgetary resources for agriculture and rural development within five years.
Food production and agricultural productivity Agriculture ResearchAgriculture Professionals Improvement of Food production and agricultural productivity Uganda NERICA Rice Promotion Project Technical Assistance Support to Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture Development Project in Eastern Uganda With a wealth of agricultural experiences, We would like to put out a call for action, Infrastructure aiming to double the current rice production over the next ten years
-Japans Response to Food Crisis- $85mil.+$100mil. for food aid $10mil. +$50mil. to boost food production Release of over 300,000 tons of imported rice Calling on refraining from instituting restrictions on exports Improvement of agricultural productivity and the production capasity Second-generation biofuels Emergency Responses Medium- and Long-term Efforts TICAD IV Doubling rice production in Africa Infrastructure & market development Improvement of technologies Shared Recognition of the Gravity Shared Recognition of the Gravity Measures against Food Crisis
Development and Africa Participants G8 countries 7 African countries AU International Organizations UN & World Bank G8 Summit hosted by Japan 7-9, July in Hokkaido Toyako Outreach Session in the First Day