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www.fara-africa.org. CAADP Pillar IV The Expert Reference Group. 1. CAADP- Comprehensive African Agricultural Development program. Pillar 1 Land & water mgt. Pillar 2 Rural infrastructure & trade-related capacities for market access. Pillar 3 Increasing food supply & reducing hunger.

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www.fara-africa.org

CAADP Pillar IV

The Expert Reference Group

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caadp comprehensive african agricultural development program
CAADP- Comprehensive African Agricultural Development program

Pillar 1

Land & water mgt

Pillar 2

Rural infrastructure & trade-related capacities for market access

Pillar 3

Increasing food supply & reducing hunger

Capacity strengthening cuts across all the Pillars

Pillar 4

Agricultural research, technology dissemination & adoption

Agriculture includes crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry

pillar iv of caadp reforming revitalizing and expanding ard
Pillar IV of CAADPReforming, revitalizing and expanding ARD

Objectives

  • Develop technologies, policies and institutional options provide solutions
  • Test options in a participatory and iterative fashion
  • Develop mechanisms for wide-scale dissemination and adoption
  • Empower resource-poor farmers in Africa
  • Themes
  • Integrated natural resource management
  • Adoptive management of appropriate germplasm
  • Development of sustainable market chains
  • Policies for sustainable agriculture
providing leadership for caadp pillar iv
Providing leadership for CAADP Pillar IV
  • At three Levels
    • Continental leadership: provided by Lead Institution (FARA)
    • Sub-regional leadership: provided by the SROs (ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD, CARDESA and NASRO)—
      • RECs provide overall leadership for CAADP (i.e. All Pillars) at the sub-regional level.
    • National leadership: provided by NARS

Adheres to the subsidiarity principle

Delegation of responsibility

Continental

Sub regional

National

Spill-overs

continental leadership of pillar iv
Continental Leadership of Pillar IV
  • Through 5 Networking Support Functions (NSFs) & a governance reform stream coordinated by the FARA secretariat but drawing on resources and expertise of all FARA stakeholders
  • FARA’s NSFs
  • Advocacy and resource mobilization
  • Access to knowledge and technologies
  • Regional policies and markets
  • Capacity strengthening
  • Partnerships and strategic alliances
  • Complemented by a CAADP Pillar IV Expert Reference Group
the fara expert reference group erg
The FARA Expert Reference Group (ERG)

The FARA ERG is an integral part of Pillar IV implementation

  • An advisory and oversight mechanism for implementing and monitoring CAADP Pillar IV
  • Adhering to the Subsidiarity Principle it comprises representatives from FARA, RECs, SROs and NARS from each country implementing the CAADP
  • Includes the ERG-Consultants – an additional resource for the ERG members to facilitate advocacy and training activities
caadp pillar iv expert reference group
CAADP Pillar IV Expert Reference Group

Composition of the ERG

Observers

Members

AU agricultural specialised agencies;

UN-ECA; IARCS; ITC; CILLS; etc

NARs

RECs

FARA secretariat

SROs

Committed to CAADP process

Developing APPS

objectives of erg
Objectives of ERG
  • Co-ordinated advocacy and awareness raising
    • Identify and articulate stakeholders demand and requirements
    • Advocate for regional and national harmonised investment for Pillar IV priorities
  • Provide strategic direction
    • Give high level advice and make inputs into policy and strategy formulation
    • Set the agenda and drive the implementation process for Pillar IV
objectives of the erg
Objectives of the ERG

M & E support for Pillar IV

- Oversight and monitoring mchanism of regional and national Pillar IV implementation

- ERG will assist FARA in reporting to the CAADP Partnership Platform

ERG for requirements and recommendations for technical assistance will be implemented by the ERG-C under FARA Secretariat supervision

purpose of the erg
Purpose of the ERG

Improve awareness and understanding of CAADP –Pillar IV

  • enhance compliance with FAAP by actors in their respective domains:
    • FARA – Continental
    • RECs/SROs - Sub-regional
    • NARS – e.g; NARI DGs; Agric and other Ministries – National

Provide expert support, mentoring and training in:

- Advocacy and resource mobilisation, research organization and management, institutional reform and change management, reporting requirements and M&E of implementation

Bringing together NARIs, universities, colleges, private

sector, agricultural research and advisory services for

effective and sustained NARS

erg actions
ERG Actions

Must ensure at national level:

- Identification of specific technical, sociological and economic limitations to agricultural productivity and make recommendations for action

- Emphasis on the link between agricultural research, technology dissemination and socio-economic development

- Stakeholders’ appreciation of Pillar IV to empower and enable them identity specific technical, sociological and economic constraints to agricultural productivity

- Stakeholders’ participation in priority setting, programme planning and implementation

erg actions13
ERG Actions

Must ensure:

Identification of specific technical, sociological and economic limitations to agricultural productivity and make recommendations for action

Emphasis of the link between agricultural research, technology dissemination and socio-economic development.

Stakeholder appreciation of Pillar IV to empower and enable them identity specific technical, sociological and economic constraints to agricultural productivity

Stakeholder participation in priority setting, programme planning and implementation

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ERG Actions

Must Ensure

Provision of evidence based reports to support investment in institutional and human capacity strengthening to support NARS reforms

Knowledge sharing and development of synergies and feedback mechanisms - inter-ministerial and inter-sectoral

Contribution at Stakeholders’ Partnership Platforms

benefits of the erg
Benefits of the ERG
  • For FARA Secretariat

- Improve co-ordination

- Rapid identification of challenges being experienced,

- Tool for advocacy and mapping trends in agricultural R&D regionally

- Accurate reporting of Pillar IV implementation

- Contribution to Partnership Platform

  • For SROs/RECs – Improved knowledge and understanding of local constraints, challenges and needs for the development of regional programmes
benefits of erg to fara sros and nars
Benefits of ERG to FARA, SROs and NARS

SROs

improve awareness & understanding local constraints, challenges and needs

NARS

Empowerment through sharing experiences

ERG-Reps

FARA

Improve coordination

advocacy

clearer view of trends in agric. R&D regionally

NATIONAL POLICY MAKERS: Expert Advice for informed policy formulation

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Benefits of the ERG
  • NARS

- Empowerment through experience sharing

- Strengthened NARs

- Greater investment for NARs reform

  • National decision and policy makers – Expert advice for informed policy formulation
functions of the erg c
Functions of the ERG-C
  • Supporting NARS in the evolution and reform of agricultural institutions and services through expert guidance and mentoring in:
    • Research organization and management
    • Institutional reform and change management
    • The bringing together of stakeholders i.e. NARIs, universities, colleges, private sector agricultural research and advisory services
  • Supporting the evolution of the SROs in concord with the evolution and changing capacities of NARS
how the erg will operate
How the ERG will operate
  • The technical capacity will be provided by the ERG-C
  • ERG-C members will be called upon by ERG members in response to stakeholders’ demands for support

Within their respective countries ERG members will

    • Conduct advocacy (evidence-based) for CAADP Pillar IV and FAAP principles
    • Facilitate training on application of FAAP principles
    • Produce & disseminate publicity materials
    • Leverage efficiencies of continental approach and subsidiarity
conclusion
Conclusion
  • The leadership model used by Pillar IV will be a major determinant of its success
  • A leadership model should be owned by the actors it will affect and is built on established structures
  • We seek constructive feedback from stakeholders, Africans and non-Africans on arrangements that will,
    • generate greater ownership, commitment, efficiency and efficacy in the delivery of CAADP Pillar IV