The leading agencies are Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), to support a well-coordinated effort to enhance development impacts. The cooperation builds on sharing knowledge and harmonizing programmes in ways that capture synergies, avoid fragmented efforts, and enhance developmental impacts.
The 3ADI “African Agribusiness and Agro-Industries Development Initiative” was launched in August 2010 in response to a request from the Commission of the African Union. Its objective is to raise competitiveness in the agro-sector through value-addition, market participation and industrial transformation, in order to reduce poverty and increase food security in African countries.
To access the 3ADI concept note.
Value Chain Diagnostics:
- A value chain diagnostics on cashew nuts, has been carried out by experts from UNIDO, MIT, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Cooperatives (MAFSC) and the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MLFD) using a UNIDO method (access the “Diagnostic tool for industrial value chain development“).
- Reports on the status of development in the two value chains including development constraints and recommendations are available: Diagnostics of the Cashew Value Chain in Tanzania (diagnostic study)
3ADI value chain diagnosis in Zambia
A diagnostic study for cotton and fruits & vegetable value chains was conducted in response to a request from the Zambian government to participate in the 3ADI. During the consultations in Lusaka, the Government officials highlighted the importance of agribusiness development. The diagnostic study covering major findings and recommendations will be presented to the government and key stakeholders in November 2013 in Lusaka.