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					    AAAE2 International Conference:

Agricultural Growth, Poverty Reduction and
MDGs in Africa- Regional and International
            Initiatives in Africa:

        21 August 2007, Accra Ghana

          Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

Outline of Presentation

   Africa sets Development Targets
   Challenges Facing Southern Africa
   The Need for Networks
   FANRPAN 1997-2007
   FANRPAN 2007-2015
   The Missing Link
   Take Home Message
FANRPAN created in 1997, registered in 2002

   To promote appropriate agricultural and natural resources policy in order to
    reduce poverty, increase food security and enhance sustainable agricultural
    development in the SADC region.

   Focus:
     Improving policy research, analysis and formulation on key SADC
      priority themes
     Developing human and institutional capacity for coordinated policy
      dialogue among all stakeholders
     Improving policy decision making by enhancing the generation,
      exchange and use of policy-related information

   Members: Farmers, Government, Researchers, Private sector in 12
    southern African countries
Living in Interesting Times(1): 70s-80-90s

  SCRABBLE 70s-90s– war of words in the
  colonies- Political Liberation
Living in Interesting Times(2): 90s-2000

SNAKES AND LADDERS 90s-early 2000s- yo-yo games,
Living in Interesting Times (3): 2000-2015

SUDOKU- towards 2015, Business of numbers
Africans driving an African agenda- NEPAD CAADP
Donors -Paris Declaration support African led initiatives
    AFRICA sets TARGETS-OVIs (Objective Verifiable

Continental Commitments
      MDGs –vision 2015

      NEPAD CAADP- 6% annual growth and 10% national budget for

      Regional Economic Communities Activated

      SADC timetable -Free Trade Area-2008, Customs Union- 2010
       Common Market by 2015

      COMESA’s Agricultural Plan

      2006, Abuja Declaration from 8 to 50kg fertilizer/ha
The Business of Policy Analysis


   CLIENT-Policy Maker, Connector, Farmer????


Stakeholders in Policy-Making

    Stakeholders are “those who must be satisfied with
    the policies or those who gain or lose something from
    a given policy”.

   Policy makers
   Legal professionals and politicians, farmer
   Researchers, technicians, policy analysts and media
    professionals, agri-business
   Activist groups , Ordinary citizens
   People with experience, influence and expertise
A Practical Framework

External Influences                           political context
                               Politics and
   Campaigning,                Policymaking
                                                                        Policy analysis, &

 Scientific       Networking                           Research,
 information                                           learning &
 exchange &                                            thinking
               links                                            evidence

                   Source: The Rapid Framework. Research and Policy in Development Programme Briefing Paper
                   No1, October 2004
Policy Processes

   Donors                         Policy

                   Agenda                                        Parliament
Civil Society

                   Monitoring and                             Ministries
                    Evaluation              Policy
                                                 Source: John Young, Networking for impact.
                                                 Experience from CTA supported regional
                                                 agricultural policy networks, 2007
Factors influencing policy making

                       Experience &
             Pragmatics &
             Contingencies          Judgement

           Lobbyists &
             Groups                                   Resources

               Habits &          Values and
               Tradition           Policy

                            Source: Phil Davies Impact to Insight Meeting, ODI, 2005
    Southern Africa- a challenging environment
   The dual mandate-poverty reduction and economic growth

   Dual economy- smallholder and large scale farmers

   Weak Private sector (farmers and agribusiness)

   Suspicion and antagonism between the state and non state

   Disparity in economic status between countries

   Trade liberalization and social protection

   Unsustainable use and inequitable access to natural resources
    Southern African Research and Networking
    Renewed opportunities for strengthening agricultural policy

   African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
   Southern Africa Trade Policy Research Network (SATPRN)
   Southern Africa Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)
   Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET)
   The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (Re-
   Regional networks on natural resources conservation and commodities:
    Southern Africa Root Crops Research Network (SARRNET) and the
    Soil Fertility Network, WATERNET
   FANRPAN-2002
   African Association of Agricultural Economists-2004
   SADC-MAPP (2007)
Challenges/Gaps in policy processes

   The translation of academic research into policy
    analysis, recommendations leading to adoption is a
    critical weakness

   Various stakeholders want to contribute to this
    process- the HOW is a challenge

  The need for capacity building is mandatory and
   not an option:
Strengthening the DEMAND SIDE & SUPPLY SIDE
The niche for FANRPAN

   Linking the Policy SUPPLY to the DEMAND side
    (business unusual-as backgrounds are diverse)

   Partnerships for stakeholders on a journey-avoid
    extractive engagements

   FANRPAN- an all inclusive dialogue platform that
    brings government, policy analysts, farmers and
    private sector to work together in policy development

   Regional Approach allows learning between countries
FANRPAN 2007-2015 Strategic Plan

       A food secure southern Africa free from hunger and poverty

       WHAT-To promote evidence based policy development in the
        Food Agriculture and Natural Resources sector

   HOW
       facilitating linkages and partnerships between government and
        civil society
       building the capacity for policy analysis and policy dialogue in
        southern Africa
Institutionalizing FANRPAN as a Recognized Source of
Research-Based Policy Analysis for Agriculture and
Natural Resources in Southern Africa
   Strengths
       Access to policy makers (Ministers, Permanent Secretaries in key
        policy-making ministries, and parliamentarians)

       Network of researchers (universities, government and private sector
        analysts)--can mobilize research teams for regional projects

       Strong links to advocacy NGOs at national and regional levels

       Links to regional and sub-regional institutions--SADC, COMESA,
        FARA, NEPAD

       International linkages--CGIAR centers, Universities USA and Europe
        and Networks in other Regions, donors
FANRPAN's Policy Research
   Position the Network to be a recognized and pre-
    eminent supplier of evidence to support to agricultural
    policy change processes in southern Africa

   The success of FANRPAN depends on the quality of
    its technical analysis

   The quality depends on the strength of the national
    nodes, capacity building programmes, and

   Partnership agreements 17 partnership agreement
    with some 17 regional and international organisations
    comprising of CGIARs, Universities Regional
    economic communities and private sector
FANRPAN Strategic Thrust 2007-2015

   Capacity Building

   Policy Research

   Voice
Policy Dialogues-Voice strategy

   POLICY DIALOGUES dissemination of relevant policy
    information and soliciting inputs from stakeholders

   Policy Dialogues incorporate new actors an innovative
    systems approach that promotes interactions between
    research, knowledge use and policy development; civil
    society playing a pivotal role as a connector

   Regional Dialogues attract senior policy makers

   National Dialogues hosted by CSOs

   Promoting regional economic integration
    - CAADP Pillars 1, 2, 3, 4

   Positioning southern Africa for a competitive
    international trade environment - CAADP Pillar 2

   Creating a conducive agricultural policy environment
    for reducing poverty and vulnerability - CAADP Pillar 3

   Promoting Technology adoption, innovation and
    adaptation - CAADP Pillar 4
Programming Areas & Level of Engagement

        Programming Areas
    1.     Food Systems
    2.     Agricultural Systems
    3.     Natural Resources and Environment

        Engagement in Full Policy Cycle
         from collection and generation of data and
         information, analysis, dialogue, implementation,
         monitoring and evaluation of outcomes.
                                                        12 FANRPAN Country Nodes

      Angola; Botswana; Lesotho; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe

                                                         FANRPAN Board of Governors

                             SADC; COMESA; Government; Farmer Organization; Private Sector; Policy Analyst


     Voice Director                           Policy Advocacy Director


                        Finance Officer

                  Programme Administrator

                      Programme Assistant

   Director                 Director                        Director                                 Programme Staff

Food Systems           Agricultural Systems           Natural Resources

 Programme                 Programme                       Programme
  Assistant                 Assistant                       Assistant

 GECAFS                HIV & AIDS                         Water                                      Project Staff
 Biosafety                                                 Land
     What does it take to achieve Development Targets
1.    RETOOLING- for RELEVANCE Capacitating specific
      stakeholder groups to influence policies (economic analysis,
      policy analysis, policy advisors and policy advocates)

2.    SMART PARTNERSHIPS – for Capacity building and linking
      the message to the messengers – understanding role existing
      institutions, crafting new ones

3.    Strengthening Voice platforms- ride on African oral culture

4.    Africans setting national and regional targets linked to MGDs
      and CAADP

5.    Monitoring and communicating the Impact of what we do

   Research is a learning process

   Define the business relationship (supplier vs.

   Cultivate and promote interactions between research,
    knowledge use and policy development - Innovation
    Systems Approach

   Civil society plays a pivotal role as a connector

   Measuring and communicating our achievements and
    failures to stakeholders brings credibility

FANRPAN is most grateful to:

     AAAE for the invitation to share our vision
     Funding provided by DFID and USAID to
      Participate at this meeting

     FANRPAN Website:

DFID       Department for

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