A series of Interactive Seminars on Challenges and Solutions, 2010-2011
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.
An article "Integrating National Approaches in Addressing Cross Cutting Challenges" appeared in the May-Aug. 2010 issue of TAHA Newsletter.
|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, 2010S. Ekesi, ICIPE|
|Conference 2: Post-harvest and Transport Technologies: Reducing Losses and Improving Quality in F&VCountries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Madagasgar Date: June 22, 2010|
|Conference 3: Standards and Market Preferences: Opportunities and ConstraintsCountries: Kenya Tanzania Mozambique Zambia MadagascarDate: July 27, 2010Expert: S. Homer - BiosPartners UK|
|Conference 4: Increased Regional Trade: Opportunities and IssuesCountries: Ethiopia Tanzania Mozambique Uganda ZambiaDate: Sept. 23, 2010Expert: D. Tschirley|
|Conference 5: Environment and Sustainable IssuesCountries: Kenya Mozambique Uganda Zambia MadagascarDate: Oct. 13, 2010Expert: 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, 2010Expert: Peter Jaeger, Accord Associates, UK|
|Conference 7: Urbanization: Market Opportunities Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, UgandaDate: Nov. 30, 2010Expert: Marielle Dubbeling and Margaret Pasquini, RUAF, NL|
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
Post-harvest and Transport Technologies: Reducing 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
Standards and Market Preferences: 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.
Position Papers-Kenya -Madagascar-Mozambique-Tanzania -Zambia
Regional Trade: Marketing and Consumption 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.
Position Papers-Ethiopia -Tanzania-Uganda-Mozambique -Zambia
Environmental and Sustainable Issues will take place Oct. 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.
Position Papers-Kenya -Madagascar-Mozambique-Uganda -Zambia
Presentations-Kenya -Madagascar-Mozambique-Uganda -Zambia
Smallholders: How to Involve Small Farmers in Commercial 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.
Position Papers-Ethiopia-Kenya-Madagascar-Mozambique -Uganda-Zambia
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.
Position Papers-Ethiopia -Kenya-Madagascar-Tanzania-Uganda
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
Ethiopia:Tesfahun Fenta ASE NGO Tel +251-116462539 Cell +firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenya:Ogolla Arim HCDA State agencyTel +254-202131560 Mob +email@example.com
Tanzania :Jacqueline Mkindi TAHA Prof. Assoc. Tel +255-272544568 Cell +255-754306878 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mozambique:Hercilia Hamela/Ismael Oliveira CEPAGRI State agency Tel: +258-826727205/+258-825911354 email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
Uganda:James Ssemwanga ConsultantCell: +email@example.com
Zambia:Chance Kabaghe FSRP IndustryTel: +260 977771081 Cell: +260 firstname.lastname@example.org
Madagascar:Benjamin Rakotoarisoa AVRDC Mada Intl ARD Tel:+261-330555511 email@example.com
South Africa:Dermot Cassidy Consultant Cell (RSA) +27-832906246 Tel +firstname.lastname@example.org