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  1. Jagdeo Initiative Presentation to Caribbean Connect a High Level Symposium on the CSME Bridgetown, Barbados 29 June, 2006 H. Arlington D. Chesney Director of Operations and Integration for the Caribbean Region

  2. Agriculture - buckling under pressures of trade reform, natural disasters and policy deficiencies. RTP - poor implementation track record Result – agriculture not providing region’s food security nor covering growing food import bill “. . .at this stage, we need a policy and strategy which will allow us to decide on what sort of institutions and mechanisms are needed to reposition agriculture” President Jagdeo - Lead Head responsible for Agriculture in CARICOM Origins

  3. Situation & Outlook Report (May/03) – established the challenges and requirements of repositioning Ministers of Agriculture Forum (June/03)– supported the renewed call for action and JI 25th CHG (July/04) – Heads endorsement of 1st Proposal, which contained the JI’s vision, scope, focus and process. Origins IICA and FAO asked to assist to develop a framework towards a common regional agricultural repositioning strategy. CCS included

  4. Be a very practical instrument; Operationalise the Regional Transformation Programme for Agriculture (RTP) / The Community Agricultural Policy; Agriculture is a business. Agriculture is holistic, spanning the entire agri-product with organic links to tourism, health, education and services. Increasing importance of value-added food products and non-food products. Emphasise national activities. Build on existing actions to reduce duplication. The Caribbean’s initial response to the mandates, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), World Food Summit (WFS), Agro Plan, 2003-2015, Community Agricultural Policy. Jagdeo Initiative must be influenced by some critical elements:

  5. Global Visions: MDGs & WFS Hemispheric Agro 2015 Plan CSME-CAP, articles 56,57 & 58-62 Regional The Initiative National Vision & Plan The Relationships The Initiative is consistent with national, regional, hemispheric and global visions, that a prosperous agriculture is key to rural prosperity, povertyreduction, food security, social equity and sustainable development.

  6. Extreme poverty and hunger (50% reduction by 2015); ** Universal primary education; √ Gender equality; ** Reduced child mortality; √ Reduced Maternal mortality; √ Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, etc.; Ensure environmental sustainability; ** Establishment of a global partnership for development. √ Millenium Development Goals

  7. Categories Rural Territories Agricultural Production-Trade Chains National and International Context Strategic Objectives Dimensions Competitiveness Production-Trade I II III Ecological Environment IV V Sustainability VI Equity Sociocultural-human VII VIII IX Political-institutional X XI Governance XII Strategic Objectives Sustainable Development of Agriculture and Rural Milieu Rural Prosperity + Food Security + International Positioning THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AS DEFINED IN THE AGRO 2003-2015 PLAN: SYSTEMIC AND HOLISTIC APPROACH TO AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

  8. By 2015, agriculture will have made substantial progress in its contribution to sustainable growth, within a framework of transparent institutions and good governance that enables the transformation of its products and processes, encourages investment, drives entrepreneurship and assures an acceptable and consistent level of foodsecurity. Vision

  9. . . . . to define and implement Interventions to address (3-4) Key Binding Constraints within the context of: The policy framework of the RTP/Community Agricultural Policy; Existing and planned complementary initiatives undertaken by national, regional and international organizations; Emphasis on non-traditional products, value-added and intensification of diversification; Practical programmes with achievable targets. Scope

  10. Bottom up, All inclusive, Participatory, Continuous Involvement of Ministers and Heads (Cabinet not Ministry responsibility) Reg. Briefing meeting: established the context, scope and output of consultations, 2004; National Consultations: redefined the challenges, opportunities and requirements, 2004; Reg. Workshop: consensus on Key Binding Constraints, framework of Interventions and draft of 2nd Proposal to CHG 2004; Validated by Regional Private Sector, Jan. 2005; Endorsed by Ministers, Jan 2005; Agreed by Heads, Feb. 2005; Inventory of Interventions at National and Institutional Levels, 2005/2006. Process

  11. Limited Financing and Inadequate Levels of New Investments. Outdated and Inefficient Agricultural Health and Food Safety (AHFS) Systems. Inadequate Research and Development. A Fragmented and Disorganised Private Sector. Weak Land and Water Distribution and Management Systems. Deficient and Uncoordinated Risk Management Measures. Inadequate Transportation Systems, Particularly for perishables. Weak and Non-Integrated Information and Intelligence Systems. Inadequate Marketing Arrangement. Lack of Skilled and Quality Human Resources. Constraints (Not new nor exhaustive … creates enabling business and economic environment for sustainable development)

  12. Skilled, motivated human resource and an engaged private sector must form the base to drive the development process. They must both operate in an appropriate culture, buoyed by an enabling environment, built on the other 8 elements of the pyramid. The Inter-relationships among the 10 KBCs

  13. JAGDEO INITIATIVE STRATEGIC INTERVENTIONS ORGANIZED USINGTHE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AS DEFINED IN THE AGRO 2003-2015 PLAN

  14. JAGDEO INITIATIVE KEY CONSTRAINTS ORGANIZED USING THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AS DEFINED IN AGRO 2003-2015 PLAN

  15. Management Responsibilities HEADS OF GOVERNMENT(President Jagdeo) MINISTERS OF AGRICULTURE (COTED, ALLIANCE) CO-CHAIRS (CCS, IICA) CORE GROUP (Institutions, Ministerial Delegates, Other Stakeholders)

  16. Ministerial/Agency Responsible by Key Binding Constraint

  17. Jagdeo Initiative Not a perfect Instrument Not a scholarly piece of work Is the first phase Is evolving Is a work in progress Provides a kick start Provides a vision and framework for all Suriname can use a basis for programmes to meet regional needs Provides a benchmark for measuring progress Conclusion

  18. National Activities Food Needs Study Integration of Projects’ Listing (FAO, CDB, Countries, etc) Determination of Further Needs Determination of Characteristics and Modalities of Agri-Modernisation Fund Investment / Donors Conference The Establishment of the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) Development of Strategy and Action Plan for: Technology and Innovation Disaster Mitigation and Management Monitoring and Evaluation Information System Restructure and Integrate Agricultural education curricula. Caribbean Week of Agriculture Future Activities

  19. Thank you…