Status
reviewed & published
Title
Preparation of the ZAMBIA National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP)
Subtitle
Support mission 3 – 14 September 2012
Date
26/10/2012
Abstract

Zambia CAADP Compact (ZCC)
The Zambia CAADP Compact (ZCC) was signed on 18 January 2011 and the recently elected Government of Zambia launched the preparation of the NAIP on July 26 2012 with the aim of preparing an overall investment framework for the agricultural sector, based on the principles enounced in GRZ policy documents such as the National Agricultural Policy (NAP), the Sixth National Development Programme (SNDP), and Patriotic Front Manifesto and the Zambia CAADP Compact.

 

Mission objectives
The mission aimed at providing support to the preparation of NAIP and assisting the Government of Zambia (GRZ) identify priority interventions and in designing the structure of the NAIP.

 

People involved
The mission team worked closely with: FAOR, the Deputy Director for Monitoring and Evaluation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL); the CAADP focal point ; development Partners (EU, Finland, World Bank, USAID, African Development Bank (AfDB), the UN Resident Coordinator, World Food Programme Representative and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat); and with the DP troika (AfDB, EU and Finland).

 

Mission outcome
The proposed NAIP result framework (RF) structure and a methodology for identifying and costing the NAIP’s results was presented on 13 September.

 

Follow up activities

  • Completion of the RF and budget by the team of national consultants; 
  • Calculation of the financing gap; and 
  • Drafting and review of the NAIP itself.

 

The proposed NAIP 5-year structure (2013 to 2017) 

  • Focal Area 1: Agricultural production and productivity improvement (including e-vouchers Farmers Input Subsidy Programme.
  • Focal Area 2: Market access and services development (including marketing, processing, value added and quality)
  • Focal Area 3: Food and nutrition security and disaster risk management (including capped maize marketing by FRA, post-harvest losses and nutrition) 
  • Focal Area 4: Sustainable natural resources management (including catchment management, afforestation and land tenure issues)
  • Key support services: Strengthening institutional capacity (both the public and private sector); and
  • Cross cutting issues: Mainstreaming of gender and of HIV-Aids. Budget has to be calculated, as well as the financing gap required after taking into account available funds from ongoing sector projects and programmes.

Contacts:
For further information, please contact: coumba.dieng@fao.org