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High Value Agriculture in Southern and Eastern Africa

A series of Interactive Seminars on Challenges and Solutions, 2010-2011

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The World Bank joined together with GlobalHort, the European Union, and the ACP, to organize a series of interactive seminars that will focus on challenges facing high-value agriculture in Southern and Eastern Africa. The seminar content addressed issues faced by fresh produce value chain stakeholders oriented toward local, regional and international export markets, and aims to identify potential solutions and specific steps to success. The brochure "High-Value Agriculture in Southern and Eastern Africa: A Series of Interactive Seminars on Challenges and Solutions, 2010-2011" provides details on this series. 

Video Seminar Series Featured in TAHA Newsletter

An article "Integrating National Approaches in Addressing Cross Cutting Challenges" appeared in the May-Aug. 2010 issue of TAHA Newsletter.

Video Seminar Timetable

Conference 1: Controlling the Fruit Fly in East Africa: Status, Challenges and Opportunities (see below for presentations, articles and participants)
Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa
Date: May 25, 2010
S. Ekesi, ICIPE 
  
Conference 2: Post-harvest and Transport Technologies: Reducing Losses and Improving Quality in F&V
Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Madagasgar
Date: June 22, 2010 
  
Conference 3: Standards and Market Preferences: Opportunities and Constraints
Countries: Kenya Tanzania Mozambique Zambia Madagascar
Date: July 27, 2010
Expert:  S. Homer - BiosPartners UK    
Conference 4: Increased Regional Trade: Opportunities and Issues
Countries: Ethiopia Tanzania Mozambique Uganda Zambia
Date: Sept. 23, 2010
Expert: D. Tschirley
  
Conference 5: Environment and Sustainable Issues
Countries: Kenya Mozambique Uganda Zambia Madagascar
Date: Oct. 13, 2010
Expert: Valerie Nelson, Helena Posthumus and John Orchard, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK  
  
Conference 6: Smallholders: How to Involve Small Farmers in Commercial Agriculture  
Countries: Ethiopia Kenya Tanzania Mozambique Madagascar Uganda Zambia 
Date: Nov. 2, 2010
Expert: Peter Jaeger, Accord Associates, UK 
  
Conference 7: Urbanization: Market Opportunities  Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Uganda
Date: Nov. 30, 2010
Expert: Marielle Dubbeling and Margaret Pasquini, RUAF, NL 
  

Controlling the Fruit Fly in East Africa (Video Conference 1)

Controlling the Fruit Fly in East Africa: Status, Challenges and Opportunities took place May 25, 2010 involving  participants from Ethiopia, KenyaFruit Fly, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. Position paper coordinated by ICIPE. Position paper coordinated by ICIPE.

Presentations

-Ethiopia 
-Kenya 
-Mozambique
-South Africa
-Tanzania

Articles

-Fruit flies threats and fighting in Kenya by W. Otieno et al
-Combating Fruit Flies in Eastern and Southern Africa (COFESA): Elements of a Strategy and Action Plan for a Regional Cooperation Program. An issue paper developed by Sunday Ekesi
-Threat and responses to Bactrocera invadens in Southern and East African countries exporting to South Africa by D. Cassidy

SUMMARY PAPER 

Post-harvest and Transport Technologies (Video Conference 2)

Post-harvest and Transport Technologies: PostharvestReducing Losses and Improving Quality in F&V took place June 22, 2010 involving participants from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Madagasgar.   This conference addressed issues raised by air freight crisis and carbon food miles, sharing experiences or strategies for transport and market diversification. 

Position Papers

-Ethiopia 
-Kenya
-Madagascar
-Uganda
-Zambia

Presentations

-Ethiopia 
-Kenya
-Madagascar
-Uganda

Success Story of Note: Exporting Mangoes from Mali: Achieving Economies of Scale through Multi-modal transportation: Sea Freight from a landlocked country

SUMMARY PAPER

Standards and Market Preferences (Video Conference 3)

Standards and Market Preferences:VC3 Opportunities and Constraints  took place July 27, 2010 involving participants from 5 countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagasgar.  This seminar will present an overview of recent standards and their corresponding certification schemes and will attempt to draft a way forward for the export horticultural industry.

Issue Paper by Steve Homer 

Position Papers

-Kenya 
-Madagascar
-Mozambique
-Tanzania 
-Zambia

Presentations

-Kenya
-Madagascar
-Mozambique
-Tanzania
-Zambia 

SUMMARY PAPER 

Regional Trade and Consumption Trends (Video Conference 4)

Regional Trade: Marketing and ConsumptiVC4on Trends will take place Sept. 23, 2010. It will involve participants from 5 countries: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. This seminar will attempt to identify constraints and to reveal the potential for regional markets in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Issue paper by D. Tschirley 

Position Papers

-Ethiopia 
-Tanzania
-Uganda
-Mozambique 
-Zambia

Presentations

-Ethiopia
-Tanzania
-Uganda
-Mozambique
-Zambia 

 SUMMARY PAPER

 

Environmental and Sustainable Issues (Video Conference 5)

Environmental and Sustainable Issues will take place OcVC5t. 13, 2010. It will involve participants from 5 countries: Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia. This seminar will focus on the overlap between climate change and horticulture particularly through the prism of increased demand on a dwindling supply of water and present valuable information about how governments and donor communities are responding in the agricultural sector.

Issue paper by Valerie Nelson, Helena Posthumus and John Orchard

Position Papers

-Kenya 
-Madagascar
-Mozambique
-Uganda 
-Zambia

Presentations

-Kenya 
-Madagascar
-Mozambique
-Uganda 
-Zambia

SUMMARY PAPER

Smallholders: How to Involve Small Farmers in Commercial Agriculture (Video Conference 6)

Smallholders: How to Involve Small Farmers in CommercialVC6 Agriculture will take place November 2, 2010. It will involve participants from 7 countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. This seminar will allow countries to exchange experiences of involving smallholders in commercial horticulture value chains and discuss the respective roles of the private sector and public interventions in the process.

Issue paper by Peter Jaeger, Accord Associates, UK 

Position Papers

-Ethiopia
-Kenya
-Madagascar
-Mozambique 
-Uganda
-Zambia

Presentations

-Ethiopia
-Kenya
-Madagascar
-Mozambique
-Uganda
-Zambia

SUMMARY PAPER

Urbanization: Market Opportunities (Video Conference 7)

Urbanization: Market Opportunities will take place November 30, 2010.  It will involve participants from 5 countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Madagascar.  The food crisis of 2008–2009 highlighted the need for increased investment for staple crops and more effective education about diet, nutrition and the value of a varied diet. Nutritional education is particularly important as Africa undergoes increased urbanization. In 2002, FAO and WHO launched an initiative to promote fruits and vegetables for health. However, this initiative needs to be promoted, supported and implemented by national governments. This seminar will discuss strategies for gaining insight into local market preferences and strategies for social marketing.

Issue paper (Final Version) "The Growth of Cities in East Africa: Consequences for Urban Food Supply" by Marielle Dubbeling, RUAF 

Position Papers

-Ethiopia 
-Kenya
-Madagascar
-Tanzania
-Uganda

Presentations

-Ethiopia
-Kenya
-Madagascar
-Tanzania
-Uganda

SUMMARY PAPER

Key references for further reading

Ambrose-Oji, B. Urban food systems and African indigenous vegetables: defining the spaces and places for African indigenous vegetables in urban and peri-urban agriculture. In: Shackleton CM, Pasquini MW and Drescher AW (Eds.) African indigenous vegetables in urban agriculture. Earthscan, London, p. 1-33.

David, S., D. Lee-Smith, J. Kyaligonza, W. Mangeni, S. Kimeze, S. Aliguma, A. Lubowa and G.W. Nasinyama (2010), "Changing trends in urban agriculture in Kampala", In Prain, G., N.K. Karanja and D. Lee-Smith (editors) (2010 forthcoming), African Urban Harvest: Agriculture in the Cities of Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda, Springer, New York, and IDRC, Ottawa

Dubbeling, M., H. de Zeeuw and R. van Veenhuizen (Eds.) (2010), Cities, Poverty and Food; Multi-stakeholder Policy formulation and Action Planning, Practical Action Publishing, Rugby, UK  To order

Foeken D. (2008), Urban agriculture and the urban poor in East Africa: Does policy matter? In: M.M.E.M. Rutten ; A.H.M. Leliveld ; D.W.J. Foeken (eds.) Inside poverty and development in Africa: Critical reflections on pro-poor policies, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands. To order

Lee Smith D. (2010), Cities feeding people: an update on urban agriculture in equatorial Africa, Environment & Urbanization Vol 22(2): 1–17, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK To order

The State of African Cities 2008: A Framework for Addressing Urban Challenges in Africa Summary. UN Habitat. 

NATIONAL COUNTRY COORDINATORS

        

Ethiopia:

Tesfahun Fenta ASE   NGO                            
Tel +251-116462539      Cell +251-911649912
tfenta@yahoo.com

Kenya:  

Ogolla Arim HCDA  State agency
Tel +254-202131560      Mob +254-721869644
arimogolla@yahoo.com

Tanzania :

Jacqueline Mkindi TAHA  Prof. Assoc.          
Tel +255-272544568      Cell +255-754306878 
taha@habari.co.tz

Mozambique:

Hercilia Hamela/Ismael Oliveira     CEPAGRI     State agency 
Tel: +258-826727205/+258-825911354 hercilia.hamela@cepagri.gov.moz/ismael.oliveira@cepagri.gov.mz

Uganda:

James Ssemwanga  Consultant
Cell: +256-752794612
james.ssemwanga@ssemwanga.com 

Zambia:

Chance Kabaghe   FSRP   Industry
Tel: +260 977771081 Cell: +260 967133133
kabaghec@iconnect.zm

Madagascar:

Benjamin Rakotoarisoa AVRDC Mada Intl ARD
Tel:+261-330555511     
benjamin.rakotoarisoa@worldveg.org

South Africa:

Dermot Cassidy  Consultant                 
Cell (RSA) +27-832906246 Tel +27-128090867
dermot.cassidy@gmail.com
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