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 • 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”. PIF Strategic Objectives and Priority Investment Areas Strategic Objective Priority Investment Areas SO1: To achieve a sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and production Irrigation Skill Development Seeds and Fertilizer Soil Fertility Livestock Research Market Systems and Infrastructure SO2: To accelerate agricultural commercialization and agroindustrial development Cooperative Development Agricultural Credit Private Sector Support Natural Resources Development and Protection S03: To reduce degradation and improve productivity of natural resources SO4: To achieve universal food Disaster Risk Management and security and protect vulnerable Food Security households from natural disasters 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 MDT F WB RED &FS MDT F Broad RED&FS Platform Cross-Sector Working Group Secretariat RED&FS Technical Committee Livestock M&E Task Force Technical Committee Agricultural Growth AG P Technical Committee Sustainable Land Management Technical Committee DRM & Food Security SL MP PS NP HA BP SPI F 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.