We work with the Governments to strengthen the execution capacity while enhancing accountability systems and enabling the environment for increased public and private sector investment.

We provide financial and technical support to governments as they strive to increase income and improve food security for smallholder farmers. We understand the competing priorities faced by governments with limited resources and capacity. Our aim is to help governments marshal their agriculture sectors and the key players within them.

Our key areas of support include:

Galvanizing political will and promoting ownership

Prioritizing, coordinating and implementing Ministry of Agriculture plans and flagship programs

Supporting policy reform and implementation to promote private sector participation in African agriculture

Developing effective accountability systems

Resource planning and delivery

We provide financial and technical support to governments as they strive to increase income and improve food security for smallholder farmers.

To achieve our goals, we focus on:

Long-term vision

We help governments to develop a vision of what prosperity and sustainable development will look like within their national context. Through this long-term vision, we support the emergence of a National Development Plan (NDP) – a medium- term, multi-sector plan from which a country’s Agricultural Sector Strategy and National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP) are derived. At the same time, we encourage flagship programs to help drive agendas, mobilize resources, unite activities and develop templates for future endeavours.

These strategies incorporate global and regional planning commitments, including the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the Malabo Declaration and regional economic community visions and objectives.

Delivery capacity

Creating the right environment for private sector investment increases the likelihood of agriculture growth. To this end, we engage stakeholders across the spectrum, creating partnerships with national and regional farmer organizations and working with the private sector to unlock bottlenecks that may be hampering investment.

We support governments by working with ministries of agriculture and partners to assess capacity gaps within the sector. Specifically, we help ministries to develop stronger planning, budgeting and execution capacity to ensure efficient and timely programme implementation.

Further Resources

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