The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA)
As part of the RELPA program, PACAPS will work with COMESA to support policy reform initiatives relating to pastoralism. The COMESA institution is currently carrying out a Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) that aims at charting out an agricultural sector growth path for member countries toward food sufficiency by the year 2015, the MDG target date. PACAPS will ensure that pastoralism is accurately and fairly represented in the analysis of the agricultural sector of the member countries and ultimately into CAADP policy formulation for the entire COMESA region.
PACAPS will specifically:
- Assist COMESA to enhance livestock and meat marketing and export trade through initiatives in:
- Live animal trade to Middle East Markets
- Commodity based trade in meat
- Intra-African livestock and meat trade
- Improve COMESA capacity to engage in pro-pastoralism policy and program initiatives (through the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program – CAADP);
- Assist COMESA to improve food security in the region .
See www.comesa.int for more information.
Regional Policy Support to COMESA
From Tufts University’s Elist service, highlighting reports produced with PACAPS’ support to COMESA under RELPA. Download the reports in PDF format:
Part 2: Mobility Matters (PDF)
Other RELPA-PACAPS supported Publications
Livestock Marketing in Kenya and Ethiopia: A Review of Policies and Practice (PDF). By Yacob Aklilu. October 2008.
Hidden Value on the Hoof: Cross-Border Livestock Trade in Eastern Africa (PDF). February 2009.
Income Diversification Among Pastoralists: Lessons for Policy Makers (PDF). March 2009.
Technical Briefing Papers
- Pastoralists, food security and disaster response: the use of "Preparedness Auditing" to strengthen contingency planning (PDF). May 2009.
- Trigger happy? Signals for timely humanitarian response in pastoralist areas (PDF). May 2009.