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MAFAP currently operates in the following countries:Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. Activities will also start in South Sudan. In the medium term, MAFAP is also expected to expand to Ivory Coast and Zambia.

Bangladesh

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MAFAP will launch its activities in Bangladesh in 2016.

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http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/assets/countries/flags/ben.gif Benin

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MAFAP is kicking off its activities in Benin to develop capacities at country level to monitor and analyse price incentives along priority value chains (e.g. pineapple, cotton, maize and rice) and to review food and agricultural public expenditure. MAFAP will also support the Government of Benin to identify and analyse key policy issues affecting the agricultural sector to promote evidence-based reform processes.

Main partners:

Ministère de l’agriculture, de l’élevage et de la pêche (MAEP)

 Burkina Faso

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In Burkina Faso, MAFAP has been supporting the establishment of a country-owned system to monitor and analyse the effect of policies along key value chains (e.g. cotton, cattle, sorghum, onion and peanuts) and public investments in support of food and agriculture. MAFAP encourages the identification of the main policy issues hindering the development of the agricultural sector and proposes reform options based on in-depth analytical evidence and in close consultation with the Government and other relevant stakeholders.

Main partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Hydraulic Works | General Direction of Sectoral Studies and Statistics (DGESS)

Permanent Secretariat for the Coordination of Agricultural Sectoral Policies (SP/CPSA)

 Burundi

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MAFAP has launched its activities in Burundi in 2015 with the aim to provide technical support to the Government in monitoring and analyzing agricultural policies. The analysis will focus on key value chains (tea, coffee, maize and rice), public expenditure in support of food and agriculture and policy coherence between policy objectives and effects. MAFAP will also promote policy reform processes based on the evidence generated, through continuous policy dialogue and consultations with a wide range of stakeholders.

Main partners:

Direction Générale de la Planification Agricole et de l’Élevage (DGPAE) du Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Elevage (MINAGRIE)

Institut de Statistiques et d’Études Économiques du Burundi (ISTEEBU)

Confédération des Associations de Producteurs Agricoles pour le Développement (CAPAD)

Comité National de Coordination des Aides (CNCA)

Université du Burundi

Ministères des Finances et de la Planification du Développement Économique (MFPDE)

 Ethiopia

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In Ethiopia, MAFAP has been supporting the establishment of a country-owned system for monitoring and analysing effect of policies in some key value chains (e.g. cattle, wheat, sorghum, maize) and public investments on food and agriculture. Furthermore, MAFAP encourages the identification of the main policy problems hindering the development of the agricultural sector and proposes reform options based on in-depth analytical evidence. 

Main partners:

Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI)

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

Ethiopian Commodity Exchange Authority

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency

 Georgia

 Ghana

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The second phase of MAFAP started in 2015 in Ghana with the objective to provide support to the Government on agricultural policy analysis and identification of suitable reforms options. Through a multi-stakeholders approach, MAFAP is assisting the review of public expenditure on food and agriculture, the monitoring of price incentives along key value chains (i.e. cattle, rice, sorghum, maize, cassava and groundnuts) and the analysis of selected agricultural policy issues to feed into reforms processes.

Main partners:

Ministry of Food and Agriculture | Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate

Ministry of Finance | Real Sector Division, Agriculture and Agribusiness Unit

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 Kenya

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MAFAP supports its country partners in Kenya in analyzing price incentive trends for a large number of commodity value chains (maize, rice, wheat, tea, coffee, among others) and reviewing public expenditure on food and agriculture. In addition, MAFAP works in coordination with Government branches and other relevant stakeholders to identify and analyse the priority policy problems in the agricultural sector and propose suitable options for reform.

Main partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research

 Malawi

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MAFAP works in Malawi since 2014 with the objective of monitoring public expenditure on food and agriculture and to analysing effects of policies in priority agricultural values chains (i.e. maize, cotton, tobacco, tea ad groundnuts). MAFAP is also supporting the Government of Malawi in identifying and assessing relevant policy issues to promote dialogue and reform processes, in coordination with a wide range of stakeholders.

Main partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

 Mali

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MAFAP is providing assistance to the Government of Mali to monitor and analyse price incentives in selected agricultural value chains (i.e. rice, cotton, maize, cattle, sorghum and milk), as well as public expenditure in support of food and agriculture. MAFAP also provides expertise to assess priority policy issues and reform options identified in close consultation with the Government and other stakeholders.

Main partners:

Institut d’économie rurale (IER)

Commissariat à la sécurité alimentaire (CSA)

Ministère de l’agriculture, de l’élevage et de la pêche (MAEP)

Ministère de l’économie et des finances et du budget (MEFB)

 Mozambique

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MAFAP has been implementing its activities in Mozambique since late 2013, by providing technical support to the government to monitor and analyse effects of policies along key value chains (i.e. rice, maize, cassava, beans, cotton and cashew nut) and trend and composition of agricultural public expenditure. Further, MAFAP coordinates with relevant stakeholders to identify and assess the main policy issues affecting the agricultural sector in order to propose possible reform options.

Main partners:

Ministro da Agricultura e Segurança Alimentar (MASA)

Ministério da Economia e Finanças (MEF)

Research Institute on Food and Agricultural Policies and Programmes

Mozambique Cotton Institute (IAM)

National Cashew Nut Institute

 Nigeria

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MAFAP activities in Nigeria are implemented by a multi-institutional team led by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The first capacity building workshop was launched in February 2016. Technical analysis is initiated for six priority value chains and public expenditure in support of agriculture at the federal level.

Main partners:

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)

Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)

Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning Commission (NPC)

Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER)

Agriculture and Rural Management Training Institute (ARMTI)

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/assets/countries/flags/rwa.gif Rwanda

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MAFAP has started its activities in Rwanda in 2016, aimed to develop capacities at country level to analyse price incentives along key value chains (rice, coffee, tea, beans, wheat and sorghum) and public expenditure in support of food and agriculture.  MAFAP also provides support to the government to assess the policy coherence between policy effects, public expenditure and strategic policy objectives, and to analyse selected policy issues in order to promote suitable reforms options.

Main partners:

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) | Directorate General of Strategic Planning and Programs Coordination (SPPC)

http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/assets/countries/flags/sen.gif Senegal

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MAFAP is working in Senegal since 2015 with the aim to support the Government in analysing price incentives pattern along key value chains (i.e. onion, cattle, potatoes, peanuts and rice), public expenditure in support of food and agriculture and policy coherence between policy objectives and impacts. MAFAP will also provide expertise to analyse priority policy issues affecting the agricultural sector in order to identify viable reform options, through continuous policy dialogue and consultation process.

Main partners:

Ministere de l’agriculture et de l’equipment rural

 Tanzania

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In Tanzania, MAFAP supports the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives in analyzing agricultural public expenditure, as well as effects of the policy and market environment on price incentives in selected value chains (i.e. rice, maize, wheat, cashew nut, cattle and cotton). Upon request, MAFAP also analyses policy issues hindering the agricultural sector development to propose potential solutions for reform.

Main partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF)

Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT)

University of Dodoma

Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

 Uganda

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MAFAP supports its country partners in Kenya in assessing the effects of policies in selected commodity value chains and reviewing the trend and composition of agricultural public expenditure. In addition, MAFAP works in coordination with the Government and other relevant stakeholders to identify and analyse priority policy problems in the agricultural sector and propose suitable options for reform.

Main partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

National Agricultural Research Organization

Economic Policy Research Center

Uganda Cooperative Alliance