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.
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