Enabling Rural Transformation and Grass-roots Institution Building for Sustainable Land Management and Increased Incomes and Food Security

Published on 28 February 2011

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Timeline

Start Date: 16 December 2010 | End Date: 30 June 2015

Overview

The goal of the Project is to foster support for grass-roots organizations to participate meaningfully in governance processes affecting their livelihoods and well-being, and the environment

Project objectives are as follows:
(a) to enhance the capacity of grass-roots institutions and support the harnessing of broader collective action for rural service delivery;

(b) promote environmentally sustainable enterprise development and community-level asset accumulation; and

(c) build a regional institutional change platform for knowledge sharing, scaling-up and
representation or participation in sustainable land management (SLM) policymaking and
development processes in East Africa linked to the IFAD Africa Knowledge Management Network.

This project has three components namely:
a) Enhance the capacity of grass-roots institutions and support the harnessing of broader collective action for rural service delivery;

(b) Promote environmentally sustainable enterprise development and community-level asset accumulation; and

(c) Build a regional institutional change platform for knowledge sharing, scaling up and participation in SLM policymaking and development processes in East Africa.

Project outputs are as follows:
(a) A dynamic model for grass-roots institutional analysis and strengthening and a platform for rural service delivery and engagement in policy process developed and promoted. This output will be achieved by analysing the typology of grass-roots institutions and their engagement in rural service delivery, policy dialogue; training farmers on various SLM technologies; supporting farming system improvement; and conducting small experiments on or testing promising technologies for enterprise development; and facilitating institutional development activities for socio-economic change.

(b) Enterprise development and community-level asset accumulation increased. This output will be realized through the creation of district and national institutional change platforms with formalized rules of engagement in policy processes related to rural service delivery. The platforms will be enhanced by setting performance targets relating to transparency, accountability and participation.

(c) Institutional change platform for knowledge sharing, scaling up and public-policy
participation established. This output will include the development of knowledge products,a grass-roots institutional mobilization literacy programme, cross-site synthesis of grassroots institutions’ engagement in policy processes related to rural service

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One Response to “Enabling Rural Transformation and Grass-roots Institution Building for Sustainable Land Management and Increased Incomes and Food Security”

  1. Hello
    I am working on a project that seeks to identify some of the farmers grassroot insitutions in Africa. I was wondering if as part of your project, you collect infomration on these institutions. If it is so, I would be interested in acquiring a list of these institutions, their size and functions to complete my list.

    I sincerely appreciate your prompt response to my request.

    Sincerely,

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