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31 May – 2 June 2017. Kampala. Theme ” Strengthening Mutual Accountability to Achieve CAADP/Malabo Goals and Targets.”
|Commissioner for Agriculture Josefa Sacko, asks
member states to increase investment in Agriculture
Sub-theme#2: Fostering evidence-based reporting and accountability:
Conveners: FARA and NEPAD
- Overview of Nutrition in Africa, Ms. Kefilwe Moalosi (see picture), Nutrition Programme and Research Officer, NEPAD
Ms Kefilwe Moalosi of NEPAD’s Nutrition Programme reported last year that the Ugandan diet mainly composed of traditional bananas known a Matoke, starchy roots (cassava, sweet potatoes), cereals (maize, millet, sorghum) and pulses (nuts), can be adversely affected by the Fungi [aflatoxin] which is known to contaminate these food crops.
- Food and Nutrition Security goals and targets in the CAADP Results Framework: Technical guidelines and review process, Dr. Laila Lokosang, CAADP Food and Nutrition Security Advisor, AUC
- Aligning nutrition-sensitive agriculture indicators to Malabo/CAADP targets and indicators, Dr. Dia Sanou, Nutrition Officer, FAO, East Africa
- Monitoring and evaluation of advocacy and nutrition outcomes: Experiences from the Reaching Agents of Change and Building Nutritious Food Basket (BNFB) Projects, Dr. Godfrey Mulongo, M and E Specialist, BNFB Project, CIP, Tanzania
Title of side-event: Evidence on measuring On-farm investment as means of prioritising investments that catalyst smallholders own investment.
To discuss and provide substantial clarity and commonality on private investment and by different types of farms
To present and discus data sets on on-farm investment
To identify the several data sets and discuss opportunities to develop participatory tools and methodologies needed for comprehensive data collection and analysis of private investment (on-farm investments)
What kind of public investments catalyze, support or constrain smallholder farmers’ (especially women’s) own investment
To discuss, define and provide incentives for collaboration among stakeholders in piloting documentation of on-farm investments as a measure for improving both public and private investment in agriculture in Africa
- Sarah Lowder (see picture), Agricultural Economist, Georgetown University , Washington, D.C.: Evidence on measuring On-farm investment as means of prioritising investments that catalyst smallholders own investment.
- Augustin Wambo – Head, CAADP NEPAD Agency
- Ruchi Tripathi – LAND Platform Manager, ActionAid International
- Greenwell Matchaya (see picture),– ReSAKSS Coordinator (Acting)
- Mary Afan –President Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation of Nigeria
- Komla Prosper Bissi – African Union Commission
- Eva Mageni – President, Rural Women Farmers Federation
- Improved knowledge on the agriculture budget allocation and its impact on the target sectors and beneficiaries.
- Launch of the Agriculture financing paper: ‘A broken promise! Financing African Small holder Agriculture’
- Policy recommendations presented to the policy makers
To share report findings on agriculture financing and discuss its implication in addressing the gender inequalities in food system and reduction in poverty levels.
To discuss recommendations for effective planning and utilisation of resources for the benefit of small scale farmers.
To provide a cross learning platform to share experiences and best practices on agriculture budget and policy influencing.
Conveners: Oxfam in collaboration with Grow campaign partners, CAADP Non State Actors Coalition (CNC) and AU
Presentation of the paper: “A broken Promise! Financing African Small Holder Agriculture’’Jessica Mwanzia (see picture) – Oxfam, Pan Africa Programme
- Panel host: Apollos Nwafor– Pan Africa Director
- Victoria Adongo– Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana
- Dr Janet Edeme: Head Rural Economy Division
- H.E. Hon Dr Charles Tizeba – Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania