Medium-Term Development Policy

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Medium
-
Term Development Policy
Framework (MTDPF)



ACCELERATED AGRICULTURAL MODERNISATION
AND

SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT


BRIEF PRESENTATION


By



Dr. David Obu Andah

(GoG Convener)



THEMATIC GOAL

To achieve
a dynamic

and
environmentally sustainable,
production
-
driven economy
based on active and
equitable public
-
private
partnerships consistent with
current sectoral and regional
development initiatives



ACCELERATED MODERNISATION
OF AGRICULTURE

INTRODUCTION

The main focus of agricultural development policy
over the medium term will be to:

1.
Accelerate the modernisation of agriculture to
enhance its efficiency in food security and
emergency preparedness

2.
Generate employment (especially for the youth)

3.
Increase export earnings, and strengthen its
linkages with agro
-
industrial development
through the provision of agricultural raw
materials for value addition

POLICY OBJECTIVES


AGRIC


Improved agricultural productivity


Promote agricultural mechanisation

±
Improve science and technology
application

±
Promote seed development

±
Increase access to extension services
and agricultural education


Increased agricultural competitiveness and
enhanced integration into domestic and
international markets


Improve post
-
production management



Development of domestic market


±
Development of agricultural exports







POLICY OBJECTIVES


AGRIC


Reduced production and distribution risks/
bottlenecks in agriculture and industry


Promote irrigation development

±
Improve agricultural financing


Promote sustainable management of land and
environment



Promote selected crop development for food
security, export and industry


Staple crops (e.g. maize, millet, rice, cassava,
yam, cowpea)


Horticulture crops
(e.g. mangoes, pineapples
and bananas)


Cash crops (e.g. cocoa, dawadawa, shea
-
nut,
cotton, oil palm, rubber)





POLICY OBJECTIVES
-

AGRIC


Promote livestock and poultry development


Research into large scale breeding and production of (e.g.
guinea fowls, cattle, sheep, and goat)


Support large scale cultivation of maize and soya
-
beans
for the formulation of animal feed


Improve the dispensation of animal health services


Strengthen the enforcement of quarantine regulation on
livestock movement including those herded by Fulanis


Promote Fisheries development


Marine:
Expand landing sites and related infrastructure


Inland fishing and aquaculture: Promote private sector
investments in scientific breeding and production


Improved institutional coordination for agricultural
development


Strengthen the intra
-
sectorial and inter
-
ministerial
coordination in planning


Create framework for synergy among development
projects







SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT

INTRODUCTION

The main goal is the integration of the
principles of sustainable development
into national development policies and
programmes.

POLICY OBJECTIVES


NR


Adapt to the Impacts and Reduce Vulnerability to Climate
Variability and Change


Increase resilience to climate change impacts through:
early warning system; agricultural diversity; improved
access to healthcare; enhanced research and awareness
creation; alternative livelihood for the poor and vulnerable;
enhanced fisheries resource management; and water
resource management



Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Variability and Change


Promote: energy efficiency; energy
-
efficient
transportation; and sustainable forest management





Use Low Carbon Growth (LCG) as a specific approach to
integrate the link between climate and development


Develop a long
-
term national LCG approach based on a
clear scientific and economic assessment


Identify the technical, human and financial capacity
needed to achieve long term Low Carbon Growth





POLICY OBJECTIVES


NR


Maintain and enhance protected area systems


Provide alternative livelihood for local people
to reduce pressure on lands adjacent to
protected areas and water bodies


Strengthen the legal framework on protected
areas


Empower DAs to enforce Laws on bush fires


Strengthen the law enforcement unit of the
Wildlife Division


Curb the loss of biodiversity by the
intensification of safe and sound environmental
practices


Facilitate the development of relevant sector
biodiversity policies





POLICY OBJECTIVES


NR


Reverse Land and Natural Resources Degradation Through
Investments


Encourage reforestation of degraded forest and off
-
reserve areas through the Plantations Development and
Afforestation programmes


Encourage private investment in commercial forestry


Encourage appropriate land use


Enforce national policy to prohibit farming along steep
slopes


Continue national policy on replanting and rehabilitation
by timber companies


Invest directly for financing control structures, construction,
technological improvements including appropriate technology
suited to small
-
scale situations


Mangrove replanting and planting of other vegetative
cover to delay erosion


Promote recycling, recovery, re
-
use and reduction of
waste




POLICY OBJECTIVES


NR


Promote regulatory or economic incentives (e.g. taxes,
subsidies, charges, licenses) and Improve institutional/policy
reforms for effective coastal resource management


Implement regulations and fines for illegal mining,
indiscriminate bush burning, mangrove and wetlands
degradation, sand and gravel mining


Monitor and enforce regulations against inappropriate
fishing methods


Increase knowledge and awareness of decision
-
makers and
resource users, for more appropriate management of coastal
resources


Community participation in safe disposal of sewage and
garbage


Create public awareness and education to avoid unwise
exploitation, conflicts and pollution of sensitive habitats


Restore degraded mines


Vigorously pursue reclamation and plantation development
in areas mined
-
out by illegal miners



POLICY OBJECTIVES


NR


Promote sustainable extraction and use of mineral
resources


Promote actively the countries involvement in the
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)


Develop the salt industry with emphasis on
petrochemical industry, utilizing national salt reserves
and petroleum products


Build institutional frameworks for sustainable extraction
and management of mineral resources


Accelerate the formulation of a national mining policy
and ensure the review of the Minerals Development
Fund


Sustainable use of wetlands and water resources


Carry out comprehensive wetlands inventory, supported
by research and monitoring


Adopt Integrated water resources management


Adopt water resources planning as a cross
-
cutting
basic component of national economic planning





POLICY OBJECTIVES


NR


Manage waste, reduce pollution and noise


Promote the education of the public on the outcome
of improper disposal of waste should be carried out


Enforcement of all sanitation laws


Enhance community participation in environmental and
natural resources management


Encourage local communities to develop a sense of
stewardship over natural resources by soliciting the
support and cooperation of local and traditional
leaders to increase local awareness about
environmental degradation and management issues


Enhance community Participation in governance and
decision making


Provide opportunities for local participation that
involves men and women making decisions and
taking action using the natural resource
management process




POLICY OBJECTIVES


NR


Strengthen and develop local level capacity
to participate in the management and
governance of natural resources


Provide opportunities for community
members to gain the skills and knowledge
necessary to undertake environmental
management initiatives


Mitigate and reduce natural disasters and
reduce risks and vulnerability


Increase capacity of NADMO to deal with
the impacts of natural disasters


Enforce bye
-
laws restricting structures in
flood
-
plains, water
-
ways, wetlands, etc