- Study tours
- National exchange visits
- Higher education (PhDs, Masters)
- The Ministry of Agriculture
- The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
- The Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division
- The Economic Relations Division
- The Planning Commission
- The Ministry of Food
- And the relevant Departments under these Ministries and Divisions
The IAPP has 4 components: (i) Technology Generation; (ii) Technology Adoption; (iii) Water Management; and (iv) Technical Assistance for Capacity Development (referred to as IAPP TA). The first 3 components are referred to as the ‘direct investment’ components. Their total budget is USD 63.55 million (with USD 46.31 million from GAFSP). They are implemented by a Project Management Unit under the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock and are supervised by the World Bank. The technical assistance component (IAPP TA) of USD 3.69 million is supervised and implemented by FAO.
Food and nutrition security in Bangladesh faces many challenges. These include climate change, scarce natural resources, high rates of poverty and malnutrition, and vulnerability to external shocks. Effective investment in agriculture and food and nutrition security is needed in order to address these mounting challenges.
The CIP greatly contributed to Bangladesh’s success in receiving funds from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP). The GAFSP was launched in April 2010 as a funding mechanism for the L’Aquila Food Security Initiative (AFSI). In June 2010 Bangladesh received USD 50 million from the GAFSP for the IAPP.
Integrated Agriculture Productivity Project
The Technical Assistance Component of the Integrated Agricultural Productivity Project aims to develop capacities of state and non-state actors in investment programming in agriculture and food and nutrition security.
What is capacity development?
Capacity development is a combination of tools used to help improve people's ability to do what they need to do - in this case: investing in agriculture, food security and nutrition.
Capacity development tools include:
What is investment programming?
The investment programming cycle refers to the planning, coordination and delivery of investment projects. Investment projects, in this case, in agriculture and food and nutrition security, could be investments in infrastructure, irrigation, agricultural extension, institutions, agricultural research, or nutrition education, to give some examples.
IAPP TA activities are organized into 3 areas:
• Needs assessments to identify institutional bottlenecks and constraints to successful investment operations;
• Short and medium term training courses (in country and abroad) on relevant topics, including monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder mobilization and participatory approaches, results-based project design, financial management and procurement, nutrition, irrigation and water management and seed sector quality assurance;
• Study tours to successful projects and organizations in other countries;
• Higher education (PhDs and Masters) in areas relevant to investment planning and programming;
• Development and dissemination of relevant guidelines and tools for investment projects;
• Mentoring of staff from key Government offices;
• Regional level dialogue workshops;
• National exchange visits between farmers organizations;
• Organizational and leadership development support for strengthening farmers’ organizations;
• Information campaigns, including community meetings with farmers, to share information on investment programming and how communities can become more involved, as well as the development and dissemination of promotional materials.
Stakeholders & Target Benefiaciaries
The ultimate beneficiaries of the IAPP TA are the 60+ million people in Bangladesh who are food insecure and suffer from malnutrition. The direct recipients of capacity development activities are as follows:
Managerial and technical Government staff involved in designing and implementing agriculture and food and nutrition security investments.They come from the planning, policy and technical divisions of:
Farmers’ Organizations (FOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and other relevant private sector partners.