Key collaborating organizations
The Process and Partnership for Pro-Poor Policy Change Project is being collaboratively implemented by the International Livestock Research Intitute (ILRI) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The Eastern and Central Africa Programme for Agricultural Policy Analysis (ECAPAPA) is a key partner, and the project is being funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
International Livestock Research Intitute (ILRI) www.ilri.org
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is a non-profit-making and non-governmental organisation working at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development for poor livestock keepers and their communities.
ILRI is one of 15 Future Harvest Centres [www.futureharvest.org], which conduct food and environmental research to help alleviate poverty and increase food security while protecting the natural resource base. The Centres are funded by government agencies, development banks, private foundations and regional and international organisations and are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) [www.cgiar.org].
ODI is one of Britain's leading independent think-tanks on international development and humanitarian issues. ODI’s mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. They do this by locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate, working with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.
ODI's Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme [www.odi.org.uk/RAPID/Index.html]]is working to improve the use of research and evidence in development policy and practice through research, advice and debate.
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty.
DFID supports long-term programmes to help tackle the underlying causes of poverty. DFID also responds to emergencies, both natural and man-made. DFID’s work forms part of a global promise to achieve eight Millenium Development Goals.
ECAPAPA works to promote regional economic growth through application of growth-enhancing agricultural policies and, in the process, to help build a sustainable capacity in the eastern and central Africa to utilise and contribute to agricultural policy research and analysis.
This is accomplished through three specific tasks:
- Capacity building, primarily directed towards the National Agricultural Research Institutes, to increase their ability to affect policy and to relate their technology development programmes to existing policy.
- Improving regional agricultural policy through supporting policy analysis in selected thematic areas.
- Supporting a network among interest groups, policy analysts and decision-makers to coordinate and link agricultural policy activities in the region.
Kampala Urban Food Security, Agriculture and Livestock Coordinating Committee (KUFSALCC)
KUFSALCC is an alliance of public, research and civil society organisations, concerned to promote availability of safe, healthy food for Kampala. KUFSALCC members have been working for some years to support policy and institutional reform in the field of urban agriculture in Kampala, and in collaboration with Kampala City Council, has played a key role in the development of Kampala’s new City Ordinances on urban agriculture. Current member organisations include Kampala City Council, Makerere University, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Environmental Alert (an NGO) and Urban Harvest (an international research initiative on urban agriculture).