SDP was a collaborative research and development project in Kenya, which included objectives to inform pro-poor policies and institutions in support of poor dairy industry stakeholders.
This initiative, led by the International Potato Centre (CIP) helps CGIAR Centres link together and with many national and international efforts to contribute to the food security of poor urban families, and to increase the value of agricultural production in urban and peri-urban areas, whilst ensuring the sustainable management of the urban environment.
This is a project of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) with the mission to contribute to poverty reduction through the formulation of international and national livestock policies that will ensure equitable, safe and clean livestock farming.
AU-IBAR Institutional and Policy Support Team (IPST) www.ipst-ibar.org
The Institutional and Policy Support Team is the successor to AU-IBAR’s ‘Community-based Animal Health and Participatory Epidemiology (CAPE) Unit’, and addresses a broader range of key policy issues affecting the livestock sub-sector and strengthen the capacity of AU partners in the policy reform process. The key partners are regional economic communities in Africa, AU member states and relevant international standard setting agencies. Approaches that promote direct interaction between livestock keepers and policy makers are central to IPST’s work.
Improving Productivity & Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers www.ipms-ethiopia.org
IPMS is a five-year project implemented by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on behalf of the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD), and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
The project is geared to help and create an enabling environment where the Ethiopian government and Ethiopian farmers and pastoralists will be empowered to increase agricultural production and productivity in a market-oriented development approach.
The IPMS project focuses on four main areas: (1) Development of effective agricultural knowledge management systems, (2) Strengthening institutional capacity and learning, (3) Enhanced technology uptake by farmers and pastoralists and (4) Development of appropriate policy recommendations, options and strategies.
The Ethiopian Strategy Support Programme (ESSP) seeks to strengthen policy analysis and dialogue by helping bridge the gap between knowledge and policy on agricultural and rural development issues. ESSP is an Ethiopia-driven and Ethiopia-owned program, and is a collaborative undertaking of the Development Strategy and Governance Division of the International Food Policy Research institute (IFPRI) and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute
Environmental Alert is a Uganda-based development Non-Governmental Organisation founded in 1988 with the purpose of addressing rural development issues and natural resources management. The mission is to contribute to sustainable development thereby improving the livelihood of vulnerable rural and urban communities through increased agricultural productivity and sound natural resource management practices.
Environmental Alert has had activities supporting urban agriculture in Kampala since 1998, including advocating for policy reform.