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Strategic Programme 3 : Access To Inputs, Services and Markets for Animal and Animal Products

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Key Result Areas

1. Regional livestock and fisheries value chains analysed and developed

The majority of African animal resources value chains are poorly understood, and developed. Most value chains are traditional and fragmented. Once understood, through well-organised VCA, the animal resources industries need innovative solutions backed by a strong partnership and collaboration of the private and public sectors. An important element in value chain development is the optimal involvement of the stakeholders along the chains and sub-chains and perusal of practical and economically feasible linkages (vertical and horizontal) from production to consumption. This would facilitate access to inputs, services and markets for the value chain actors.

Under this result area, the strategy will focus on understanding and developing the value chains for the purpose of enhancing competitiveness, facilitating economic growth and improving the wellbeing of the producers.

This will be achieved through the following:

  • Analysing the existing value chains and identifying opportunities for their enhancement.
  • Providing support to MSs and RECs for the development of value chains.
  • Documenting the existing animal value chains on the continent.
  • Facilitating the development and dissemination of a harmonized value chain analysis framework.
  • Identifying and promoting the prioritization of value chains for which MSs and regions have comparative advantages.
  • Providing policy guidance for interventions to support national and regional value chains.
  • Providing direct institutional support to the regional and continental stakeholder organizations, in particular by strengthening their policy advocacy skills, and supporting their participation in policy dialogue mechanisms for supporting trade in animal commodities.
  • Compiling and sharing of good practices of improved access to services and market through stakeholder organizations and PPP.
  • Mobilizing resources for piloting models of successful PPP mechanisms, involving animal commodities stakeholder organizations, and facilitating access to markets and services.
  • Facilitating and supporting the development of financial products that are adapted to the production cycle of rural livestock enterprises, addressing appropriate repayment terms and collateral for loans, appropriate insurance products, and relevant banking services that use new ICT platforms that allow financial transactions via mobile telephones.
  • Promoting continental consultation and coordination of stakeholders and assisting animal commodity trade stakeholders to develop trade partnerships and synergies within Africa.
  • Facilitating consultations and linkages between stakeholders from African exporting countries and counterparts in key importing countries.
  • Improving availability and exchange of information on market opportunities and business environment.
  • Creating awareness on animal and animal products trade issues.