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Title: Food%20Security%20in%20Africa%20Increasing%20Productivity%20with%20an%20Agri-Food%20Chains%20Approach


1
Food Security in Africa Increasing Productivity
with an Agri-Food Chains Approach
  • By
  • Amit Roy
  • President CEO
  • International Fertilizer Development Center
    (IFDC)
  • Presented at
  • Innovagros 2nd Annual International Seminar
  • Innovation for Family Farming and Food Security
  • May 21-22, 2012
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
Presentation outline
  • Brief overview of African agriculture
  • Essential elements to increasing agricultural
    productivity in Africa
  • Example of a successful intervention
  • Conclusion

3
The Enormity of Africa
4
Paved Roads per Million People (km/million capita)
5
Sub-Saharan Africa Crop Yields low
6
Sub-Saharan Africa .... Fertilizer use low
7
Sub-Saharan Africa .... Extencification
8
Fertilizer Price Trends Jan 2005 April 2012
9
Increase in productivity
  • Why?
  • Achieve food Security and import
  • substitution
  • Develop competitive agricultural
  • sector
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • 5 essential points for success

10
1. A Holistic Approach Agri-Food Chain
Agro-Industry
Farming
Agro-Industry Inputs
Outputs
Marketing and Processing of Farm Products
Supply of Farm Inputs
Farm Production
Demand Pull
Linkages
11
2. Agro-Dealer Development
  • Agro-dealers are farmers main contacts for
    inputs and advice
  • Expanded agro-dealer networks increase input
    availability
  • Key component of successful delivery system

12
Last-mile-delivery a la Coca Cola
  • Agro-Dealers in Ghana
  • Profiled and mapped over 4,000 dealers
  • Published a national directory of dealers
  • Linked trained dealers to credit guarantee scheme
  • Established demo plots with dealers and organized
    field days

13
Vouchers as Smart Subsidies
14
3. Enhance Soil productivity--ISFM
  • ISFMCombining organic and inorganic plant
    nutrients
  • Doubles productivity and increases incomes
    20-50
  • Protects the environment and maintains (or even
    enhances) soil resources

15
4. innovations
16
Simple Solution Urea Deep Placement
Prilled Urea
Briquette Machine for USG
USG
17
Urea Deep Placement (UDP)
  • Two million farmers in Bangladesh are using UDP,
    accounting for 12 of paddy area
  • Briquette manufacture creates village-level
    employment opportunities
  • UDP being introduced into eight African countries

FDP Applicator Field Trials
18
5. Access to Market Information
  • Market information systems critical at all levels
    of the value chain
  • Mobile phones now used as business tools to
    access data on commodity prices and agro-inputs
  • (65 of Africans have access to mobile coverage)

www.amitsa.org
19
  • An Example of Success
  • Cassava

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Cassava Revolution
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Long-term private sector investments
  • Long-term private sector investments for local
    market development (DADTCO, FrieslandCampina,
    Rumpstad)
  • Focus on PPPs, with critical role of public
    funding (capitalism is good at creating wealth
    but terrible at distributing it, B. barber)
  • Attention to private sector risk-rewards
  • Essential to develop reliable relations between
    actors in value chains

25
Enabling environment
  • Nigeria Taraba State
  • Focus in areas where private-sector is vibrant
  • Focus on states with long-term support to private
    sector investments
  • Results
  • DADTCO investment in cassava flour factory
  • Fertilizer distribution a vibrant market with
    trained agro-dealers and distribution network
  • State investment in bakery to increase use of
    cassava flour

26
Conclusions
  • Large-scale productivity jump in agriculture in
    Africa is possible
  • Concerted and long-term investments from private
    and public sectors
  • Enabling policy environment
  • Investment in infrastructures

27
Thank You
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