Somalia should form the National Agricultural Investment Program

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(SOMESHA) delighted to acknowledge and receive the outcome documents
from Arusha Agricultural and climate change dialogue that was held in
East African All Suites, Arusha, TANZANIA on 12-14 February, 2014.

The Secretary General of SOMESHA H.E. Mr. Daud Abdi Daud will meet
late this week Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya in order to give him and
share the outcome documents from Arusha as he is extraordinary
representative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and

Jointly was organized by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), the
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The Climate
Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and the East African
Community (EAC) .The Meeting brought together Climate Change and
agriculture experts from 20 African countries. All the way from Gambia
to Zambia, Cape to Cairo and with partners coming from as far as US,
Norway, and Rome, it was a very successful meeting.

Mr. Daud also calls a new reconstruction on Somalia’s National
Agricultural Investment Program in order to tackle climatic changes
and food insecurity in across Somalia and be part of Africa’s climate
and food insecurity talks.

The meeting outcome recommendation

A: Political and Enabling Environment

1. Agriculture is critical for the Africa; Africa as a continent needs
to ensure that agriculture is included in the 2015 Agreement of the

2. Requests the AGN, AMCEN and AUC to strengthen their coordination,
mobilization and harmonization role among the high level decision
making institutions/organisations for a common position on Agriculture
and Climate Change; these institutions need to use their engagement
platforms (e.g. AGN, AU Summit etc) to prioritize and have as an
agenda item the “consensus on a common African position on agriculture
and climate change” in preparation for engagement in the on-going
UNFCCC negotiations as well as the UN summit and the launch of the CSA
Alliancescheduled to be heldin September 2014 in New York, USA.

3. Encourage all African countries through their National Agricultural
Investment Program to create the relevant and necessary instruments
for mainstreaming CSA; and mobilize financial, technical and human
resources that will ensure effective implementation that benefits the
people on the ground.

B: Knowledge Management

1. Develop a gender sensitive programme to enhance CSA knowledge
management and sharing among different actors, (researchers, private
sector, farmers), at the regional, sub-regional, national and
sub-national levels.

2. Establish and/or strengthen national and regional centres of
excellence to promote demonstration and upscaling of CSA and to
enhance CSA research and development, and diffusion of CSA
technologies and best practices.

3. Encourage and incentivise the involvement of the private sector in
the generation and application of knowledge on CSA.

C: UpscalingClimate Smart Agriculture

1. Develop the capacity, evidence, policy alignment, incentives and
robust investment proposals to support investment and implementation
in a CAADP Climate Investment Framework.

2. Establish and/or strengthen the capacity of institutions (focal
points, National Implementing Entities, farmers associations,
outreach, extension services, research, etc.) to access and utilize
finance and investments.

3. Develop national and regional incentives and platforms for
up-scaling private sector engagement and investment.

D: CSA Alliance

1. Establish an “Interim Ad hoc Working Group” on CSA to spearhead
Africa’s engagement inupscaling of CSA and the CSA Alliance.

2. Establish three sub-committees of the Working Group as: (1)
Political and Enabling Environment (Co-conveners: Uganda, Seychelles
and FANRPAN); (2) Knowledge (Co-conveners: Malawi, Ethiopia and
ReSAKSS); and (3) Public and Private Investment (Co-conveners: Kenya,
South Africa and SACAU).

3. Nominates the United Republic of Tanzania as the Interim Chair of
the Working Group.

4. Nominates CCAFS as the interim Secretariat of the Working Group and
its sub-committees.

5. Requests AUC, NPCA, UNECA and its ACPC, AfDB, RECs and development
partners to provide support the activities of the Working Group and
its sub-committees.

Many thanks,
Rahmo Isack

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