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EthiopiaRural Economic Development and Food Security Sector Working Group (RED&FS SWG). The Development and Implementation Structure of the Ethiopia National Agriculture Investment Plan. Dejene Abesha Gary Wallace RED&FS Secretariat. Introduction.
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EthiopiaRural Economic Development and Food SecuritySector Working Group (RED&FS SWG) The Development and Implementation Structure of the Ethiopia National Agriculture Investment Plan Dejene Abesha Gary Wallace RED&FS Secretariat
Introduction Ethiopia has enormous potential for agricultural development. About 12 million smallholders produce 95% of agricultural GDP. Agriculture has a central role in the economic transformation therefore the GoE has given agriculture a priority consideration.
Policies and Strategies • The major policy framework is based on the strategy of Agricultural Development-Led Industrialisation (ADLI). • A central pillar of Ethiopia’s development vision since 1990s, it envisages an economically transformed society within which agriculture will grow rapidly paving the way for industrial growth. • The government has formulated various policies and strategies where agricultural development and poverty reduction are given major importance.
The Development of Ethiopia’s PIF (The CAADP Agricultural Investment Plan) • Sept, 2008 - CAADP Study initiated • July, 2009 – Comprehensive CAADP study reports produced • August, 2009 - CAADP Compact signed • August 2010 - Draft PIF finalized • September, 2010 – PIF, Implementation Roadmap and 1st year Action Plan produced • January, 2011- PIF implementation started
Agriculture Sector Policy and Investment Framework (PIF) • Provides a ten year strategic framework (2010 - 2020) for investment and estimates of financing needs. • Guides the prioritization, planning and implementation of current and future investments that contribute to overall agricultural growth, food security, and rural development. • Investment framework to help mobilize additional global, regional and national resources for Ag Sector investments.
PIF Goal and Objectives • The Goal of the PIF is to “contribute to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle income status by 2025”. • The Development Objective is to “sustainably increase rural incomes and national food security”.
RED&FS Background • Established April 2008. • One of 11 Thematic Working Groups associated with the Development Assistance Group (DAG). • Joint Government and Development Partner platform, bringing together the Ministry of Agriculture and 22 major multi and bi-lateral institutions engaged in the agriculture sector. • Government led and Development Partner supported.
RED&FS Objectives • Improve communication and cooperation • Mobilize adequate resources in pursuit of Government identified development goals. • Improve harmonization and alignment of support for the Sector • Enhance Aid Effectiveness in line with Paris Declaration
Policy and Investment Framework (PIF) RED&FS Executive Committee MoA RED&FS MDTF WB RED&FS MDTF Broad RED&FS Platform Cross-Sector Working Group Secretariat RED&FS M&E Task Force Technical Committee Sustainable Land Management Technical Committee DRM & Food Security Technical Committee Agricultural Growth Technical Committee Livestock AGP HABP SPIF SLMP PSNP
Challenges • Harmonization requires time!!! • Agricultural harmonization needs to extend across many sectors. • Variable levels of commitment to harmonization. • Staff turnover results in the loss of institutional memory.