Topic & Summary
- February 3, 2016
- Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Maputo, Mozambique
- On February 3, 3016, KREI visited the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Mozambique and had a policy meeting. They discussed the current situation of agricultural technology transfer and extension service in Mozambique. In addition, KREI and the MAFS signed the Record of Discussions for the 2016 KAPEX Project, including joint research, the KAPEX Training Programs and the KAPEX Result-sharing Workshops in Korea and Mozambique.
- Enhancing Agricultural Technology Transfer System for Smallholder Farmers in Mozambique
- Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
1st Field Survey
- In May 2016, the Joint Research Team visited the target areas in Mozambique to collect data on the agricultural extension and general education systems in Mozambique. During the first visit, the Joint Research Team had a meeting with the extension service centers in Maputo and diagnosed the capability of extension service management through interviews.
2nd Field Survey
- In August 2016, the Joint Research Team conducted the 2nd field survey in Maputo and Gaza Provinces to interview smallholder farmers, input providers, extension supervisors, researchers, and planning officers at the central and district level. Through the interview, the team analyzed the main issues affecting agricultural extension in Mozambique.
Result-sharing Workshop in Mozambique
- On August 3, 2016, KREI and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security held the result-sharing workshop in Mozambique to share the results of joint research, invitational training in Korea and local training in Mozambique. In addition, the related institutions presented their project experience on extension service in Mozambique.
- The research identified that that establishment of agriculture training center and clusters of crop intensification in the southern provinces of Mozambique and dissemination of appropriate technologies should be prioritized for improving smallholders’ production, productivity and competitiveness. Based on these results, Mozambique proposed the project, including four main activities 1) establishment of an agricultural training center, 2) establishment of clusters for crop intensification, 3) training and field demonstration, and 4) dissemination of appropriate technologies. The target group included the poor smallholder farmers in southern region of Mozambique such as Maputo, Gaza and Inhumane Provinces. The project proposal was to implement the project in 5 years with USD 5 million to cover all the activities.
- (Invitational Training) May 29 to June 4, 2016 / (Local Training) July 27 to August 3, 2016
- Seoul, Korea and Maputo, Mozambique
- Korea hosted the Invitational Training for ten high-level public officials from Mozambique to enhance policy development capabilities by sharing the development experience of Korea’s agricultural technology transfer and extension system through lectures, site visits, and discussions. They had lectures such as "Agricultural Workforce Development in Korea,” "Status and Contents of Korean Extension Centers,” "Agricultural Extension and Rural Development," and "Agricultural R&D Extension and Global Technology Cooperation of Korea." They visited the Rural Development Administration and the Agricultural Technology Center. Based on the implications from the lectures and study visits, the participants developed action plans to enhance technology transfer and agricultural extension in Mozambique.
For Local Training in Mozambique, 32 working-level public officials and experts participated to develop ideas on agricultural R&D and extension through lectures, site visits, and discussions with Korean experts.
KAPEX Result-sharing Workshop
- October 14, 2016
- KREI and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs jointly held the KAPEX Result-sharing Workshop in Korea on October 14, 2016. The partner countries for the 2016 KAPEX shared their results of KAPEX trainings and joint research and proposed possible ODA projects. Besides, the 2014 and 2015 KAPEX partners participated in the workshop and presented the outcomes of the 2014 and 2015 projects.