CN_MECHANIZATION_INFRASTRUCTURE

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CONCEPT NOTE
MECHANISATION INFRASTRUCTURE
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Outline of Presentation
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Introduction
Project Justification
Intervention Zones and Target Group
Main objectives of the project
Components, outputs and activities
Costing
Implementation strategy
Project organisation and management
Monitoring and evaluation
Risks
Introduction
• MOFA’s FASDEP II seeks to among others:
– Modernise agricultural sector through mechanisation
– Ensure food security and income diversification while
targeting 80% small scale rice farmers and 20%
emergent commercial rice farmers
• FASDEP II ensures consistency with
– Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda,
– NEPAD’s CAADP and the MDGs
• Under CAADP agriculture is expected to grow at
6% and 10% government budgetary allocation
Justification
Development Issues
• Poor mechanisation services accessibility due
to :
– Low tractor-farmer ratio (1:1800, year 2000)
– Over aged machinery (over 15 years)
– Inadequate mechanisation centres
– Limited agricultural machinery for timely farming
operations (harvesters, threshers, etc)
– High initial capital investment
Justification (Con’td)
Effects
• Improper paddy field development
• High postharvest losses
• Low rice production yield
• Drudgery and fatigue – youth no longer
interested in agriculture leaving farming to the
aged
• Reduce effective productivity of the rice value
chain
Justification (Con’td)
• 84 mechanisation centres established nationwide
to provide services to all categories of farmers
under MOFA’s Accelerated Agricultural
Mechanisation policy .
• However, number is inadequate to cater for high
demand of machinery services as well as having
the full complement of machinery along the rice
value chain.
• Hence the need for mechanisation infrastructure
development
Intervention zones and target groups
Mechanisation centres will be established at all rice
growing areas:
– Rain-fed lowland,
– rain-fed upland,
– irrigated fields
• However, full complement of machinery at centres will vary
from rice ecologies. (E.g. provision of animal traction in
Northern Ghana to serve as intermediate technology).
• Target groups
– Small and medium scale rice farmers and processors in these
areas.
Main objectives of the project
Global Objective:
• To make agricultural mechanization services
readily available in a timely and affordable
manner to farmers and processors to enhance
food security.
Specific Objectives:
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ii.
Strengthen and expand existing mechanisation
services centres
Support the establishment of additional 100
mechanisation services centres in major rice
growing districts.
Components
Four main components of the project:
i.
Capacity building for commercial management
of AMSECs
ii. Improving beneficiaries access to AMSEC
services
iii. Machinery/equipment maintenance at AMSECs
iv. Coordination
Components, Outputs and Activities
Component
Output
Activities
1. Capacity building
for commercial
management of
AMSECs
1.1 Training manuals
developed
1.1.1 Conduct training needs
assessment for personnel
1.2 All personnel trained
1.2.1 Train/Technical backstop
(book keeping, proper
handling/operation, etc)
1.3 All categories of
personnel recruited
1.3.1 Facilitate the recruitment
of personnel (manager,
engineer, financial officers,
technician, mechanics,
operators) to manage the
centre
Component, Output & Activities (Con’td)
Component
Output
2. Improving
2.1 Suitable sites identified
beneficiaries
and selected
access to
AMSEC services
Activities
2.1.1 Conduct feasibility for
identification and selection of
suitable sites
2.2 100 private companies
identified and selected
2.2.1 Identify and select private
companies for additional centres
2.3 Signed land agreement
and 100 mechanisation
centres constructed
2.3.1 Negotiate for land use and
construct mechanisation centres
2.4 AMSEC rehabilitated
2.4.1 Rehabilitate existing AMSEC
2.5 Mechanisation centres
equipped
2.5.1 Stock centres with requisite
machinery along rice value chain
2.6 Farmers sensitised
2.6.1 Sensitise farmers of
importance of mechanisation
Component, Output & Activities (con’td)
Component
Output
Activities
3. Machinery/equipm
ent maintenance at
AMSECs
3.1 Machinery identified
and introduced
3.1.1 Identify and introduce
appropriate and suitable
machinery along the value
chain
3.2 AMSEC workshops
rehabilitated
3.2.1 Rehabilitate existing
AMSEC workshops with up to
date tools/equipment
3.3 Spare parts points set
up
3.3.1 Facilitate the set up of
spare parts points at operation
areas of centres
3.4 Machinery/equipment
maintained
3.4.1 Sensitise operators to
carry out daily and routine
maintenance on
machinery/equipment
Component, Output & Activities (Con’td)
Component
Output
Activities
4. Coordination
4.1 Meeting organised
4.1.1 Organise consultation meetings
with stakeholders
4.2 Monitoring visits
carried out
4.2.1 Carry out monitoring and
evaluation visits
Costing
Component
Funds allocated (US$)
Remarks (%)
1. Capacity building for
commercial
management of
AMSECs
0.5 M
10
2. Improving beneficiaries 3.0 M
access to AMSEC
services
63
3. Machinery/equipment
maintenance at
AMSECs
1.0 M
21
4. Coordination
0.3 M
6
Total
4.8 M
100
Implementation strategy of the Project
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs)
 MMDAs will be encouraged to apply some of their Common
Fund to establish AMSECs in their districts .
Private Companies/Enterprise
 Private Companies will own the centres
 Managing Director, who may employ a team of Engineers,
Technicians/Mechanics and operators to support the daily
running and management of the centre.
Stakeholders dialogue
 MOFA, DPs, Financial Institutions, Mechanisation Services
Providers, Farmer Representatives and District Assembly will
agree on charges for services rendered
Project Organization and Management
Supervision
• MOFA will play supervisory role to ensure that the machinery are
applied effectively
Monitoring
• MOFA shall institute effective monitoring procedures to ensure that
best practices are adopted during the operation phase
Training
• MOFA shall continue to offer initial and periodic and regular training
in care handling and operation techniques to ensure extended
operational lives of machinery and equipment
General Operations
• Private companies / District /Municipal Assemblies will man the
centres
Monitoring and Evaluation
• An M&E framework will be developed to track
the progress/performance of the centres
based on indicators every quarter.
Risks
• Lack of other factors such as improved seeds,
rainfall, good agricultural practices, etc could
lead to low production hence low earning for
farmers to afford mechanisation services.
• Inadequate and lack of machinery to stock the
centres
• High cost of borrowing
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