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GCP/INT/130/EC, Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA)
Mission to Nairobi, Kenya from 25 March till 5 April 2012

The FAO initiative on food and agriculture policy decision analysis (FAPDA) was launched in 2008 to provide technical advice to FAO Member Countries and further extended to a systematic policy monitoring encompassing the different dimensions of food security and nutrition aspect.

The first mission in Kenya was conducted in October 2011 to present FAO policy monitoring function to national stakeholders and assess the countries capacity for this work. During the six-month assessment phase, two different institutions as well as government offices were proposed to host policy monitoring tools in particular FAPDA.


Mission outcomes: 

  • FAPDA contribution and support to the CPF formulation process by providing the agricultural policy framework, which would feed into the country profile of CPF.
  • Strengthening the capacity of country for policy monitoring and analysis was also proposed as one of the outputs of CPF for a harmonized policy monitoring, promotion of effective policies, and enhanced policy dialogue at national and regional level.
  • Proposal by the Director of KARI (Kenya Agriculture Research Institute) to include policy monitoring in KARI workplan for the next two years as regards the establishment of the policy monitoring function at national level. Therefore training was requested to be organized at KARI headquarters with participation of responsible resource people and their concerned focal points from different departments. Agriculture Sector Coordination Unit (ASCU) expressed the need of a policy monitoring tool to be established at the coordination unit in order to harmonize the policy information as well as facilitate the work with regard to policy strategies and decisions/actions. For this reason FAPDA and MAFSAN were presented and could be jointly established to achieve the monitoring purpose. Kenya presents an opportunity for FAO to utilize the developed tools and methodology and to concretely test them at national level.


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