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Proceedings of SIMLESA Poilcy Forum 27-28 October 2015

PROCEEDINGS OF SIMLESA POLICY FORUM 27-28 October 2015 Laico Lake Victoria Hotel Entebbe, Uganda. Read more about Proceedings of SIMLESA Poilcy Forum 27-28 October 2015

ASARECA participation in the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week

“African governments need to invest more in Agricultural Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) to become more efficient and drive African economies.” This was a key message that resonated widely at the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week held in Kigali, Rwanda. Read more about ASARECA participation in the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week

Challenges and lessons learnt from EAAPP

Considering the huge investment and pilot nature of the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (EAAPP) and the regional centres of excellence (RCoEs) arrangement, a lot of challenges were faced and lessons learnt in the course of programme implementation. Some of the lessons learnt are listed below: Read more about Challenges and lessons learnt from EAAPP

What next after EAAPP Phase I?

While Phase I of the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Project (EAAPP) has been rated as successful, there is fear that the achievements attained in the first round of implementation could be lost if a second phase is not approved.  Accordingly, the recently published Implementation completion and Results report (ICRR) of the World Bank has scaled down the rating of the relevance of EAAPP Phase I from “high” to “substantial”. Read more about What next after EAAPP Phase I?

EAAPP reduced poverty and created jobs

The recently published Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICRR) of the World Bank has shown that the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (EAAPP) is a perfect model for poverty reduction and welfare improvement in Africa.

According to the report, more than 7.7 million people were lifted above the poverty line during EAAPP Phase I.  Poverty reduction was embedded in the project design because the project targeted commodities mostly consumed by the relatively poor and which were considered food security products.

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EAAPP performance was substantial—World Bank report

The Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (EAAPP) has been credited for creating a strong link between Agricultural Research and Development. According to the Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICRR), published by the World Bank, the programme stimulated development, especially in seed multiplication and infrastructure for marketing, production and promotion of agribusiness in the four participating countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Read more about EAAPP performance was substantial—World Bank report