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Economic Research and Agricultural Policy Harmonisation (Strengthening Evidence-Based Agricultural Policy Advocacy and Harmonisation in Southern Africa)
Duration01 October 2009 - 30 September 2010
DonorUnited States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Contract amountUS$ 800,000.00
Project objective
  • To consolidate FANRPAN Network capacities and support to The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Southern African Development Community's Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (SADC RISDP)
  • To improve agricultural productivity and food security of poor rural households: enhancing strategies for identifying vulnerable households and improve targeting for inputs support
  • To improve information dissemination to strengthen policy advocacy in agriculture and natural resources
Focus countriesMalawi, Mozambique, Zambia
Project overview
Project Milestones
  • Establishment and formalisation of partnerships with regional and international organisations
  • Conduct CAADP round-tables and development of COMESA Regional CAADP Compact
  • Participation in regional and international meetings
  • Input voucher action research and FANRPAN Household Vulnerability Index (FHVI)
  • Regional Vulnerability Assessment
  • Capacity building of the media
  • Country node capacity building
  • Collation and dissemination of evidence to support policy advocacy
  • National Policy Dialogues
  • Regional Annual policy dialogues
Project Deliverables
  • Advisory Notes to governments based on policy dialogue proceedings
  • Policy Briefs on agricultural subsidies and targeting
  • FANRPAN Annual report
  • Press releases
  • Media and scientists on policy advocacy manual
  • Regional Vulnerability Assessment report
  • Knowledge systems, management and information sharing
Role of node hosting institution
  • Hosting Dialogues
  • Maintaining Stakeholders Database
  • Information and Knowledge Dissemination
  • Facilitate in-country studies
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