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FAO Second Regional Workshop on Rice & Aquaculture for Productivity Increase and Market Development SUMMARY REPORT OF THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP-ZAMBIA (Rice). 13th to 17th April 2009, Kampala, UGANDA. Presented By: Christian Chomba Principal Policy Analyst

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FAO Second Regional Workshop on Rice & Aquaculture for Productivity Increase and Market DevelopmentSUMMARY REPORT OF THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP-ZAMBIA(Rice)

13th to 17th April 2009, Kampala, UGANDA.

Presented By: Christian Chomba

Principal Policy Analyst

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MACO), Zambia.


Introduction
Introduction

  • Following the first Regional Workshop on Rice and Aquaculture for Productivity Increase and Market Development in East Africa held in Kampala, Uganda from 3rd-7th November 2008, as per recommendation,

    • A Zambian national workshop was held from 18th to 19th March 2009, in Lusaka.

  • 18 Participants attended the National Workshop from the public and private sectors, including NGOs.

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Introduction cont
Introduction (cont.)

  • Presentations (7) from:

    • Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives (MACO)

    • Rice Farmers

    • Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC)

    • Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)

  • National Workshop concluded with recommendations on Rice in same pattern as the Regional Workshop i.e. in three (3) parts:

    • To Government

    • To FAO, and

    • The Project

2nd FAO’s Regional Workshop on Rice & Aquaculture-Uganda


Workshop objectives
Workshop Objectives

  • To share the outcome of the first Regional Workshop (November, 2008-Uganda), particularly recommendations and conclusions;

  • To identify and discuss with key stakeholders issues pertaining to the achievement of the Project’s objectives and specific national issues for Project support; &

  • To come up with and agree on issues for presentation at the next Regional Workshop (April, 2009-Uganda).

2nd FAO’s Regional Workshop on Rice & Aquaculture-Uganda


Workshop presentations details in word document report
Workshop Presentations (Details in Word Document Report)

  • Summary Recommendations of 1st Regional Workshop [3-7 Nov 08, Uganda] (C. Chomba-MACO-PPD)

  • Rice Development in Zambia (M. Chitambi-MACO-ZARI)

  • Presentation from Rice Farmers (Farmers’ Representative)

  • Market Access/Trade (D. Mundia-MACO-ABM)

  • SNV (Representative from SNV)

  • Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission (J. Mwamba-CEEC); and

  • Policy Issues-Rice (C. Chomba-MACO-PPD)

2nd FAO’s Regional Workshop on Rice & Aquaculture-Uganda


Recommendations govt
Recommendations-Govt.

  • To Government

    • Intensify research and extension services, including capacity building of Extension & Research Staff.

    • Avail agricultural credit through micro-finance institutions

    • Increase budget support to agriculture sector (at least 10% of national budget as per AU’s Maputo Declaration): with more resources to research & extension.

    • Intensify/speed-up rehabilitation/construction of transport & communications infrastructure.

2nd FAO’s Regional Workshop on Rice & Aquaculture-Uganda


Recommendations govt cont
Recommendations-Govt (cont.)

  • Extend supportive policy environment to rice (take rice as one of household food security interventions: provide incentives for increased production e.g. input subsidies under the Fertiliser Support Programme [FSP]).

  • Increased Support for farm power mechanization.

  • Ensure adequate and wider supply of improved rice seed.

  • Intensify purification & multiplication of local rice seed.

  • More support to development of irrigation (rehabilitation, expansion or construction of new irrigation schemes): awareness and technical assistance to small scale farmers

  • Enhance public-private-NGO partnerships & coordination in the whole value chain.

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Recommendations fao
Recommendations-FAO

  • To FAO

    • Support immediate actions for improvement of access of the small-scale rice producers to inputs (improved seeds, fertilizers).

    • Facilitate enhanced assistance through South-South Cooperation for and identification of donors that can support seed and research development.

    • Assist in supporting National Seed Certification to the Seed Control and Certification Institute (SCCI) for quality seed production.

    • Support capacity building for researchers, extension workers and farmers through a TCP Project in high potential areas.

2nd FAO’s Regional Workshop on Rice & Aquaculture-Uganda


Recommendations project
Recommendations-Project

  • To the Project

    • Hold stakeholder interactions at sub-national level (Provinces) involving all major stakeholders.

    • Promote exchange of information among researchers and other stakeholders from different countries.

    • Establish a website for rice information & update information within the country and across the sub-region.

2nd FAO’s Regional Workshop on Rice & Aquaculture-Uganda


Recommendations project cont
Recommendations-Project (cont.)

  • Enhance facilitation of exchange of experience and technology transfer within and outside Africa (especially with ASEAN countries).

  • Assist in capacity building of producers, technical staff and other key players, e.g. provide training manuals for NERICA variety.

  • Put in place monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

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Thank you merci
THANK YOU! MERCI!

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