Improving Food Security Governance in East Africa (2014)

Farmers’ Voice: Improving Food Security Governance in East Africa (11/09/2014)

The project: “Farmers’ Voice: Improving Food Security Governance in East Africa focuses on participatory generation of policy issues on food security, with specific emphasis on two major sub-themes: Post Harvest Losses and Strategic Food Reserves. It is implemented in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya with main funding from the European Commission (EU) under the Food Security Thematic Programme and co-funding from Agriterra (the Dutch Agri-agency) and will be implemented from December 2012 to May 2015. A Farmers’ Advocacy Consultation Tool (FACT) is applied under this programme, comprising of four pillars: consultation, participatory research, preparation of policy proposal, and policy engagement.

Overall Objective:

To contribute to the empowerment of smallholders’ participation in food security related policy processes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Specific Objective 1:

Increased capacities of Farmers’ Organizations (FO’s) in preparing policy proposals and influencing policy processes, based on the views, needs and concerns of their grass-root members.

Outcomes:

  • 14 FO’s have effectively integrated the Participatory Generation of Policy Proposals (PGPP) approach in their lobby and advocacy work
  • FO’s are recognized by policy makers as relevant actors in the policy dialogue and policy making scenarios at the different levels
  • FO’s at the national and regional level are able to effectively scale up the PGPP method to their other members

Specific Objective 2:  Accountable, feasible and well-informed policy proposals on Strategic Food Reserves (SFR) and Post-Harvest Losses (PHL) generated through piloting of the PGPP method.

Outcomes:

  • FO’s have elaborated policy proposals on SFR and PHL through systematic consultation of and validation by FO’s constituency, ensuring accountability and ownership
  • FO’s have elaborated quality proposals on SFR and PHL by integrating experts’ advice
  • FO’s have engaged and lobbied proposals on SFR and PHL wit relevant policy makers and forums

Specific Objective 3: Increased consultation and networking amongst the participating FO’s on relevant policy issues at different levels.

Outcomes:

  • Sub-national level FO’s have established a mechanism for horizontal consultation and coordination and reach out to others at the sub-national level in their country
  • National level FO’s have strengthened their mechanism for vertical consultation and coordination with their sub-national affiliated member organizations
  • EAFF has improved its current mechanisms for consultation and coordination between their national level members
  • FO’s at different levels have enhanced their networking with policy makers
Name of Project & Objective Partners Total Funding
Farmers’ Voice: Improving Food Security Governance in East Africa
To contribute to the empowerment of smallholders’ participation in food security related policy processes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
– Trias vzw & Agriterra,
– Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFFE)
– Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA)
– Kenya National Federation of Agricultural Producers (KENFAP)
– Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA)
– 9 member farmers’ organisations at sub national level
– The East Africa Farmers’ Federation (EAFF)
€1,266,170

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European Union – EEAS (European External Action Service) _ Farmers’ Voice_ Improving Food Security Governance in East Africa

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