Name: Due Diligence for Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
Year: 2010-2011
Client: Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC)
Country: Mozambique, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Background: SADC ‘s major goal of the project was to ensure food security through increased seed security and better disaster preparedness in the SADC region by addressing the resource poor farmers and small scale farmers whose seed systems has been affected by recurrent disasters. The project aims to enhance availability and access of improved seed varieties to small scale farmers. The project has the following objectives:

  • To domesticate and implement SADC Harmonized Seed Regulatory System
  • To improve seed testing facilities to ensure sustained production and distribution of high quality seed to farmers
  • To enhance national capacity for improved seed multiplication, production and distribution/marketing
  • To enhance adoption of improved seed varieties
  • To establish and strengthen efficient and development oriented seed relief strategies
  • To provide regular information to stakeholders for seed security
Objectives: The main objective of the mission was to assess adequacy of FANRPAN organizational systems and resources to manage the risks associated with large multi-stakeholder project implementation and management’s ability to implement and effect due diligence, monitoring and reporting requirements for magnitude of the funding requested.
Activities: A brief desk study was carried out prior to the due diligence mission. In country activities included: participatory institutional assessments through working group sessions, interviews with stakeholders working the FANRPAN node and report writing.
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