Sub-component 3.1 aims at creating an enabling environment for smallholders to participate in profitable and climate change resilient agricultural value chains. Principal among these will be policies that optimize Government’s support to agribusiness and will specifically address climate change resilience, trade policy, land tenure, and creating a positive environment for women, youth and young peoples’ businesses.
Specific areas where GASIP is expected to add value include:
(a) Contributing to the operationalization of METASIP;
(b) Monitoring progress achieved in building and broadening individual value chains, and drawing out lessons of experience;
(c) Conducting, or working with partners to conduct, analysis on relevant policy and institutional issues;
(d) Supporting knowledge sharing and learning through fora that allow GOG, national stakeholders and development practitioners to come together to review experiences and lessons learnt;
(e) Building partnerships with other major agricultural policy initiatives to support a coherent approach to policy support;
(f) Bringing operational experience and policy analysis and options to the Agricultural
(g) Sector Working Group (ASWG), and promoting discussions on specific and relevant policy issues;
(h) Supporting MOFA to manage and mainstream processes for policy prioritisation, analysis, development and advocacy;
(i) Promoting stronger national and regional FBO apex bodies that will be able to do policy advocacy on behalf of their members; and
(j) Promoting coordination and collaboration between different projects in support of agricultural value chains. Budgeted activities will include institutional support, technical assistance, in-depth analyses, workshops and learning events.
Knowledge management and innovation mainstreaming play a central role in the GASIP concept, both to facilitate internal learning and to provide empiric evidence for policy development. Support will be made available to document progress, share and disseminate information. In addition, Value Chain Forums will be organized at national and zonal level. Earmarked ASAP funding will target policy issues related to climate change adaptation and natural resource management. GASIP will engage with partners to:
(a) Develop a geo-referenced environmental and climate information system for the mapping and management of water and other natural resources, as well as climate risks;
(b) (ii) Collection and processing of relevant data for the programme in the Savannah Regions;
(c) Capacity building of MOFA regional environmental and EPA desks on climate change;
(d) Knowledge products (CDs, case studies, vulnerability maps, policy papers and other publications) for knowledge dissemination.