Agriculture Development Strategy:

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Agricultural Development
Strategy: A brief
Surya Prasad Paudel
TA Team, ADS Formulation
13 June, 2011,Narayangarh
Outlines of presentation
• Brief on Nepalese Agriculture
• Genesis of Agriculture Development Strategy
• Supporting Institutions
• Major steps for ADS formulation
• Work Plan
• Progress of ADS TA team,
Brief about the Agriculture of Nepal (1)
• Agriculture contributes 34.1 % to GDP
• 80% people depend on agriculture (4.2 million)
• It provides net employment to 66 % people
• Strong growth in some high-value commodities.
(spices, vegetable, poultry, dairy)
• Overall low productivity of agriculture sector
Brief about the Agriculture of Nepal....
• Low investment in agriculture (MoAC) over the
past year
• Foreign Aid in Agriculture over the past years
almost stagnant (under MoAC)
• Net importer of agricultural commodities
• The principal challenge is to enhance
competitiveness of agricultural sector
Genesis of ADS
• Agriculture Perspective Plan (APP) 1995 to 2015,
National Agriculture Policy (2004) and periodic plans are
the major policy documents for agriculture development
in Nepal
• New issues like climate change, food security, outmigration of youth, and decentralization, inclusions and
governance emerged
• This situation demands new effort to address these
challenges
• Felt need of Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS)
Supporting Institutions
• Technical Assistance (TA) Team
• Financial support mainly from ADB
• co-financed by IFAD and
• contributions by EU, FAO, SDC, JICA
Major four steps for ADS formulation
Preparing ADS
Derive Policy
and strategy
options
Developing a vision
for the next 20 years
Assessment of
Sector
Work plan (First Phase)
Mobilization and start up
Data and Literature review
Assessment of sector
( March to July 2011)
Initial 3 days inception
Workshop
Preliminary field works
Analysis and consultations
1. Inception
Report
2. Initial
Assessment
report
Work plan (Second Phase)
Consultations
ADS
Conference
Vision and
preliminary
Strategies
Regional
Workshop
Thematic groups-14
Developing a vision for next 20 years
( August to October 2011)
Report
Work plan (Third Phase)
Developing
Strategy and
Policy Options
Detailed Strategy
and Policy Options
(Nov 2011 to April 2012)
ADS Option
Workshop
ADS Option
Report
Work Plan (fourth Phase)
Prepare ADS
Developing Road
Map and
Preparation of
Report
(May to Dec 2012)
Prepare road maps
Cost estimates
Regional workshop
National Consultations
Expert
Review
Panel
Draft report and Final Workshop
Final ADS Report
Progress of ADS formulation process(1)
• TA Team mobilized on 28 March: Team Leader and Deputy
Team Leader
• Meetings with Central Agencies (MOAC, MOF, MOE, MOF, MLD, MOI,NPC….)
• Meetings with Donor Agencies (ADB, FAO, JICA, SDC, WFP, DfID,
AusAID, DANIDA, IFAD, USAID, …)
• Engagement of donors: IFAD, EU, FAO, SDC, JICA, DANIDA, DfID, other to come
Progress of ADS formulation process (2)
• Mobilization of Consultants (Economist, Agriculturalist,
Irrigation, Eminent, Research and Extension
• MOAC professionals
• Policy Roundtable (May 19)
• Strategy Retreat (May 26-27)
Thank You for Your
Patience
and
Cooperation
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