The ATA is mandated to support three primary approaches to catalyze transformation of the agriculture sector.
First, ATA supports partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda. Second, the agency supports partners to integrate solutions to systemic bottlenecks in specific crop commodity value chains and geographies through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative. Third, the ATA supports the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR) on specific pre-defined aspects of livestock commodity value chains components in the Livestock and Fisheries Sector Development Project (LFSDP).
These three approaches are highly related and complementary. The Transformation Agenda focuses exclusively at the systemic level while the ACC and LFSDP take systemic solutions to the ground and integrates them across commodity value chains along with other value-chain specific solutions.
The ATA’s specific focus areas within these three approaches are identified based on government priorities, needs of the sector and key partner institutions, ATA’s capabilities and strengths, and learning through performance and impact evaluation. The agency’s specific role and types of support activities stem from the organization’s legal mandate which describes the activities the ATA is expected to undertake to catalyze agricultural transformation: conducting studies to recommend transformative solutions, providing support to partners to implement these solutions, supporting project and partner integration, and designing and leading specific projects.
The pages in this section overview the Transformation Agenda, the ACC, the LFSDP, along with the agency’s focus and role in supporting and enhancing the impact of these approaches in the last two years of GTP II.