N2Africa PPP Sep.2015
ILRI-N2Africa Public-Private Partnership Meetings 14-17 September 2015 Beshale Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- 1 Summary
- 2 Introduction
- 3 Objectives of the meetings
- 4 Expected Outputs
- 5 Process to meet expected outputs
- 6 Meetings in Cluster
- 7 Meeting Materials
- 8 Participants
ILRI-N2Africa organized and facilitated a multi-stakeholder “Public-Private Partnership Meeting” at Beshale Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The partnerships are clustered based on the priority legume crops and geographical areas with the objectives of ensuring long-term sustainability of knowledge transfer, legume technology dissemination, efficient input supply chains and access to markets. On the event, lead partners made an overview presentations of their cluster partnership and member partners highlighted their specific roles, contributions and way forward. Project National staff (Dr. Endalkachew Woldemeskel, Birhan Abdulkadir, and Tamiru Amanu) along with the Project Coordinator (Fred Kanampiu), Project Senior Business Officer (Edward Baars) and Project M&E Specialist (Theresa Ampadu-Boakye) were facilitating the process to understand the level of collaboration between partners, potential synergy, challenges faced and design future directions for increased performance and sustainability of impacts. More than 65 participants from 21 institutions and positions were attended the meetings.
N2Africa is a large scale, science-based “research-in-development” project focused on putting nitrogen fixation to work for smallholder farmers growing legume crops in Africa. Its vision of success is to build sustainable, long-term partnerships to enable smallholder farmers to benefit from symbiotic N2-fixation by grain legumes through effective production technologies (including improved seeds, inoculants and fertilizers), efficient input supply chains and market linkage.
As a mode of implementation, N2Africa has designed and developed partnerships with different public, private and development legume value chain actors to ensure long-term sustainability of knowledge transfer, legume technology dissemination, efficient input supply chains and access to markets.
These partnerships are composed of multi-stakeholders and are clustered based on the priority legume crops and geographical areas. It is usually expected that there will be potential conflict of interest among the partners and performances are not uniform across the partnerships. It is, therefore, important to engage with the partners from the very beginning to understand the level of collaboration in implementation of activities, potential synergy and any supports needed to better coin future directions for increased performance and sustainability of impacts.
Objectives of the meetings
- To have a better understanding of the different partnerships in terms of collaborations, synergies, performances, processes of monitoring and evaluation and identify potential challenges and any sort of support needed for future directions.
- The performance (collaborations, positive synergy) of each partnership will be identified.
- Potential partnership challenges and opportunities will be identified.
- Clear future directions will be set and partnerships will be further comprehended and strengthened.
- Agreed processes to monitor and evaluate specific partnerships’ activities and results.
Process to meet expected outputs
Presentations, focused meetings and discussions with each partnership cluster. Partners will come with their key notes and concerns to stipulate discussions (Progresses with implementation of activities, synergies with stakeholders- initiatives/plans to pull together efforts; undertakings with legume value chain activities, challenges and suggested solutions, future directions).
Meetings in Cluster
Day 1: Meeting with Southern Cluster Partnership
- Brief Overview of Southern Cluster Partnership ( Presentation)
|Key Partners of Southern Cluster Partners||Key roles|
|Hawassa University & EIAR- MARC||Technical support, evidence and dissemination|
|CRS-F2F||Capacity development, and agribusiness support|
|Sidama Elto Union||Input distribution channel, grain bulking|
Day 2: Meeting with South Eastern and Chewaka Cluster Partners
- Brief Overview of South Eastern Cluster Partnership ( Presentation)
- Brief Overview of Chewaka Cluster Partnership ( Presentation)
|Key South Eastern & Chewaka Cluster Partners||Key roles|
|OARI (SARC & BARC)||Technical support, evidence and dissemination|
|Balegreen||Seed, dissemination and grain market|
|IFDC-2SCALE||Business support, dissemination|
|Guts Agro||Grain buyer-lead firm|
|Hunde Chewaka Union||Input distribution, grain bulking and marketing|
Day 3: Meeting with Central, Pawe and Jimma Cluster Partners
- Brief Overview of Central Cluster Partnership ( Presentation)
- Brief Overview of Pawe Cluster Partnership ( Presentation)
- Brief Overview of Jimma Cluster Partnership ( Presentation)
|Key Central, Pawe & Jimma Cluster Partners||Key roles|
|EIAR (PARC, JARC & DZARC)||Technical support, evidence and dissemination|
|SNV-C4C||Business support, dissemination|
|FC||Dissemination, nutrition, gender|
|Becho Woliso Union||Input distribution, grain bulking and marketing|
Day 4: Meeting with North Cluster Partners and N2Africa MSc & PhD Fellows
- Brief Overview of North Cluster Partnership ( Presentation)
|Key North Cluster Partners||Key roles|
|ARARI (GARC & ADARC)||Technical support, evidence and dissemination|
|SNV-C4C||Business support, dissemination|
|Tsehay Union||Seed, input distribution, grain bulking and marketing|
- N2Africa M.Sc and PhD Fellows
|M.Sc Fellow-Adoption studies||Dagmawit Tesfaye||Haramaya University (HU)|
|M.Sc Fellow-Adoption studies||Yitbarek Tegegne||Haramaya University (HU)|
|M.Sc Fellows Supervisor||Dr. Workneh Kassa||Haramaya University (HU)|
|PhD Fellow-Rhizobiology||Ashenafi Hailu||Wageningen University (WUR)|
ILRI-N2Africa PPP Highlights Brief Overview of Southern Cluster Partnership Brief Overview of Chewaka Cluster Partnership Brief Overview of South-eastern Cluster Partnership Brief Overview of Central Cluster Partnership Brief Overview of Pawe Cluster Partnership Brief Overview of Jimma Cluster Partnership Brief Overview of North Cluster Partnership
- List of participants
- Participant Institutions
ACOS [Agricultural Commodity Supplies] ARARI [Amhara Region Agricultural Research Institute] Balegreen Becho Woliso Farmers Cooperatives Union CAFS [Centre for African Family Studies] CRS-F2F [Catholic Relief Service-Farmer to Farmer] EIAR [Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research] FCE [Facilitator for Change] HU [Haramaya University] HWU [Hawassa University] IFDC-2SCALE IITA [International Institute of Tropical Agriculture] ILRI [International Livestock Research Institute] MBI [Menagesha Biotech Industry] MfM [Menschen fur Menschen] OARI [Oromia Agricultural Research Institute] SCS [Sodo Chatolic Secretariate] Sidama Elto Farmers Cooperatives Union SNV-C4C Tsehay Farmers Cooperatives Union WUR [Wageningen University]