One central aim of the IP is enhanced sustainable development and food security through
integrated and collaborative approaches both within FAO and in and between the partner countries.
This web-page gives an overview of the most central partners in the IP.
Content: Nationally -
FAO Headquarters -
Lead agency: Africa Institutional Management Services (AIMS), e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
FAO Namibia: FAO-NAM@field.fao.org
Other collaborating organizations:
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development (Lead collaborating institution)
Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Welfare
Ministry of Land, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
National Planning Commission
University of Namibia
Namibian Farmers' Union
National HIV/AIDS Commission
Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Ministry of Environment and Tourism (forestry)
Ministry of Health and Social Services
Ministry of Higher Education, Youth and Employment Creation
Lead organization: Farming Systems Association of Zambia (FASAZ), http://www.fasaz.org/, email@example.com
FAO Zambia FAO-ZAM@field.fao.org
Other collaborating organizations:
University of Zambia, School of Agricultural Sciences
Central Statistical Office
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Department of Field Services
and the Soils and Crops Research Branch
Zambia National Farmers Union
Programme Against Malnutrition
Environmental Support Programme
National Food and Nutrition Commission,
National Agricultural Information Services
Cooperative League of the United States of America, USAID
Lead institution: The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), http://www.naads.or.ug/, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAO Uganda: FAO-NAM@field.fao.org
Other collaborating organizations:
The National Agricultural Research Organization, NARO Secretariat
The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Uganda Network of Service Organizations working on HIV/AIDS in Uganda (UNASO)
The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology
Makerere University Faculties of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Social Sciences
Uganda National Farmers Federation
Uganda AIDS Commission
The IP is also collaborating with civil society organisations, non-governmental orgnaisations and local Governments at district level.
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Programme Implementation Task Force (PITF)
The PITF is an interdepartmental task force acting as an interdisciplinary mechanism
that brings together the various technical issues addressed within the programme.
The PITF is composed of technical staff from 10 services from the Sustainable Development
Department, Agriculture Department and Economic and Social Department of FAO:
See list of PITF-members.
- Animal Production Service (AGAP)
- Environment and Natural Resources Service (SDRN)
- Extension, Education and Communications Service (SDRE)
- Food Security and Agricultural Projects Analysis Service (ESAF)
- Gender and Development Service (SDWW)
- Household Food Security and Community Nutrition Group (ESNP)
- Livelihood Support Programme (LSP)
- Population and Development Service (SDWP)
- Research and Technology Development Service (SDRR)
- Statistical Analysis Service (ESSA)
Informal Uganda interest working group
An informal Uganda working group was established in September 2002 at FAO Headquarter. The main purpose of the working group
is to share information about FAO activities and issues relevant to rural development in Uganda.
In line with the IP objective, this initiative promotes coordination and cross-sectoral collaboration within FAO. The group has more than 40 members from 15 different FAO services and project staff in Uganda.
For more information, please contact the moderator, Anne Nicolaysen
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FAO programmes and projects
The IP co-operates with and supports ongoing FAO projects and programmes.
In Phase-I (1998-2002) the main regional IP activities have been related to gender disaggregated data (GDD),
socio-economic and gender analysis (SEAGA) farm animal genetic resources (FANGR) and information management (GTOS),.
Socio-economic and Gender Analysis (SEAGA)
SEAGA aims to increase awareness of and sensitivity towards gender issues, as well as to strengthen the capacity of development specialists to incorporate socio-economic and gender analysis considerations into development planning.
The goal is to incorporate socio-economic and gender considerations into development projects
programmes and policies in order to ensure that all development efforts address the needs
and priorities of both men and women. Gender and Development Service (SDWW) is responsible for the SEAGA
programme. See http://www.fao.org/sd/seaga/.
Gender-disaggregated data (GDD) in agriculture and rural development
FAO has increased its support to Member Nations to assist in producing and using gender-disaggregated
data and statistics. Between 2000-2002, the Gender and Development Service (SDWW) developed a
training methodology and materials to help improve the skills of agricultural data producers
such as statisticians, planners, and policy analysts in this area. Under the IP, SDWW developed
and tested the methodology and materials with partners in Namibia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
They were also tested at a workshop in Romania for Central and Eastern European Countries. Based
on the experience and inputs from these workshops, a Facilitators Guide for Gender-disaggregated
Data in Agriculture and Rural Development has been compiled.
To read more about GDD, see the following article on the SD-dimensions website.
The Global Terrestrial Observation System (GTOS)
This programme seeks to improve the understanding of environmental global change and its significance for sustainable development. Its major issues address: changes in land quality, availability of fresh water, loss of biodiversity, climate change and impacts of pollution and toxicity. The programme is presently linking on-the-ground terrestrial observing networks with satellite-based earth observations systems to address a variety of issues in the IP priority areas.
Management of Farm Animal Genetic Resources in the SADC sub-region
The developmental objective of this project is to identify, characterise, conserve
and improve animal genetic resources so as to maintain biological diversity in order
to create more sustainable livestock production systems and hence improve food security,
rural livelihoods and incomes in the SADC countries. Smallholders and commercial farmers
are the ultimate target beneficiaries of this project. Further beneficiaries include
farmer organisations, breed societies, and companies dealing with the supply of livestock
services. The project will enhance their ability to achieve their respective goals by the
supply of information and more appropriate genetic material.
The IP is also collaborating with SACCAR and ASARECA on Animal Genetic Resources and Research. See also the following link:
TCP in Namibia
FAO and Namibia has recently inititated a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) on Decentralised Information Management and Participatory Communication for
Food Security in Namibia. The overall objective is to increase agricultural productivity
and food security in Namibia by creating capacity in decentralised agricultural
information management and participatory communication. One major output is to
establish computer-based information networks in three pilot regions (Omusati,
Kavango and Omaheke). When establishing these pilots, the TCP will develop
an organizational framework and infrastructure, which can be applied as a model
to create other centres nationally. The IP is also involved in communication and
information management, and the two programmes are investigating how they can
combine resources and avoid duplication. The main partners involved in the TCP
are the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Rural Development in Namibia and
Extension, Education and Communication Service
(SDRE) and Waicent at FAO. For more information about this TCP,
please contact Riccardo Del Castello (SDRE)
(Riccardo.DelCastello@fao.org) or the IP.
Gender, Biodiversity and Local Knowledge Systems (LINKS) to strengthen Agricultural and Rural Development
This programme aims to increase understanding among rural people, development workers and policy makers about the value of men's and women's distinct knowledge and skills related to the management of agro-biodiveristy for food security. It also seeks to strengthen the capacity of key partner organisations to use gender analysis, participatory research and communication for development methods to work with rural communities, to document and share information about local knowledge systems with communities, NGOs, research institutes and policy makers. The IP and LinKS have identified several areas in which collaboration would be mutually beneficial; training in gender with a technical entry point, exchange of information and experiences; in particular on issues dealing with local knowledge (animal and plant genetic resources), and in dissemination of information.
Capacity Building Support to SADC Remote Sensing Unit for Early Warning for Food Security and Advancement of Agricultural and Rangeland Monitoring
This project consolidates the use of remote sensing and agrometerological and GIS
techniques to support early warning for food security in the SADC Regional and National
Early Warning Systems.
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