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By Nwanz Okidegbe

This sourcebook offers useful assistance to policymakers and software planners in nations and to improvement businesses on tips on how to perform or aid an agricultural area program—from preliminary discussions, to constructing this system suggestion, to securing wide stakeholder involvement, to implementation. It explains the explanations why international locations might need to adopt a region or subsector software and describes the stipulations that may aid make sure the program's good fortune; offers information on the best way to formulate a quarter approach and produce approximately institutional reforms; specializes in middle public quarter actions in keeping with an in depth expenditure evaluation; and indicates methods of encouraging donors to interact below the management of the associate nation govt.

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These should be formulated in consultation with the stakeholders. Local stakeholders are fully in charge. Local stakeholders plan, prepare and implement ASPs. Countries determine the type of expertise and technical assistance they need and are responsible for obtaining it. All main donors supporting the sector are encouraged to collaborate in support of the overall program. This avoids fragmentation and duplication of development assistance to the sector and ensures the soundness and integrity of the comprehensive sector program.

The task force chairperson should be a capable and well respected person in the country. The principal secretary responsible for the sector generally appoints the chairperson, although the minister may also take this responsibility. The principal secretary generally appoints the task force members. 9 Box 3 Task Force Appointments The importance of appointing suitable persons to the task force cannot be overemphasized. In several cases the main causes for a prolonged (and expensive) preparation process can be traced to poor leadership and indecisiveness of the task force and its chairperson.

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