Project Title

Assessing and Stocktaking on Economy-Level Policies relating to Sustainable and Climate Resilient Agriculture, Fisheries, and Aquaculture - MYAP on Food Security and Climate Change 

Project Year

2018   

Project Number

PPFS 01 2018 

Project Session

Session 1   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPFS 01 2018 

Project Title

Assessing and Stocktaking on Economy-Level Policies relating to Sustainable and Climate Resilient Agriculture, Fisheries, and Aquaculture - MYAP on Food Security and Climate Change 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

General Project Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2018 

Project Session

Session 1 

APEC Funding

184,950 

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

184,950 

Sponsoring Forum

Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS) 

Topics

Food Security 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Papua New Guinea 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Australia; Chile; Japan; Peru; Singapore; Chinese Taipei; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/09/2018 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2019 

Project Proponent Name 1

Petrus Dii Urka 

Job Title 1

Aid Coordinator 

Organization 1

Department of Agriculture and Livestock 

Postal Address 1

Central Government Office, Kumul Avenue, Waigani, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea 

Telephone 1

675-74223595 / 3007800 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

pdiiurka@gmail.com 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Petrus Dii Urka 

Project Summary

This project will assess and conduct a stock take on Economy-level policies relating to sustainable and climate resilient agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture. The negative impact of climate change on food production systems threaten all aspects of food security, including food productivity, food supply chain, food price and economic growth in APEC. Enabling sustainable and climate resilient agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture in APEC will improve capacities for increasing food production and capacities for enhancing trade and food security.  To develop sustainable and climate resilient agriculture, a comprehensive research in the APEC is needed. Sharing of relevant experience on policies and tools among APEC economies will improve capacity building and good practice in the food, agriculture and fisheries sectors. A project coordination team comprising key policy and technical experts from the government and private sectors within APEC and International organizations will undertake this exercise. It will identify and clarify policies, good practices and level of capacities currently existing in the APEC. The project will be 10 – 12 months with the participation of interested economies as well as those economies that are already committed to the project.

Relevance

Under the capacity building goals and objectives, the project supports sustainable and inclusive development in the APEC and intends to build economies capacity on food security and climate change relationships. The project has a long-term benefit given the threats to food security posed by climate change and the co benefits of greenhouse gas reduction in the region. The project will identify and assess existing policies in relation to sustainable and climate resilient agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture in the APEC. The process will involve the full participation of the APEC economies and benefit from it. The project will enable member economies to improve their policies on climate change and food security relationships.

The project will require economies to engage in the stock taking activities and share lessons learned and their knowledge on existing policies that support sustainable and climate resilient agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture within individual sectors to enhance food security. This will be done through a workshop which brings together technical and policy expertise. The information gathered during the workshop in 2019 will be synthesised into a stocktake document which will guide Phase two of the PPFS Food Security and Climate Change Multi-Year Action Plan 2018-2020 (MYAP). Climate Change is a global challenge and APEC member economies will need information, capacities and good practices in order to meet. This project ensures that APEC as a whole is on target with implementation of the MYAP FSCC. 

The project is under APEC’s economic and technical cooperation agenda which is aimed at attaining sustainable growth and equitable development, while reducing economic disparities among APEC economies and improving economic and social well-being. MYAP is priority of the immediate past APEC host economy (Viet Nam 2017) and the current host economy (PNG 2018). 

Objectives

The objectives of the project are to:

a) Assess and stock take on existing economy level policies, (best practices, technology and knowledge and capacity) on climate resilient/smart agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture. 

b) Focus on good practices related to policies and technologies which will contribute towards developing sound policies on climate change and food security.  

c) Define fundamental requirements/pillars of a food security and climate change policy that best address the linkage of climate change to addressing the food security agenda.

Alignment

Alignment - APEC: The project linked to Niigata Declaration (2010) on APEC Food Security, the first comprehensive APEC plan for promoting regional Food Security. It also aligns to Kazan Declaration (2012) and Beijing Declaration (2014) on Food Security which stated: “the increasingly urgent need to adapt agricultural systems to climate change and help agricultural communities become more resilient to droughts and floods, especially for smallholders”. and Piura Declaration (2016) outlining new plans for tackling food security respectively. It is also related to the Can Tho Statement and Da Nang Declaration (2017) on “Enhancing Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in response to Climate Change”, addressing Food Security-Climate change relationship, which links directly with the work of APEC economies for implementing the APEC Food Security Roadmap Towards 2020 on the strategy on; Sustainable Development of the Agricultural and Fishery Sectors to achieve its long-term goal. It links to one of the three primary pillars: a. sustainably increases agricultural, fisheries, and aquaculture productivity and income. And it strongly aligns with the APEC PNG 2018 priority 2 on Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, (c) promoting food security to progress the work on MYAP that requires further actions. Additionally, it is aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 2 and 13. 

Alignment - Forum: The project aligns to MYAP 2018–2020 on FSCC Key Actions under its four workstreams (policies, best practices, technology and knowledge and capacity).  The policy workstream will focus on assessing and stocktaking on current and ongoing policies, new policy initiatives. It will lightly focus on the main areas of the other work streams and engagement of all economies on climate change impacts on the agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture sectors and the objectives of APEC Food Security Roadmap Towards 2020, point 12 on sustainable development of agriculture and fisheries sectors, the Food Security Business Plan 2014 – 2020 goal on “Sustainable development on agriculture and fisheries.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs:  The overall objective is to implement the policy work stream of the MYAP and promote a more coordinated regional effort at addressing the closely linked challenges of food security and climate change. The project will lightly focus on main areas of the other workstreams of the MYAP-best practices, technology and knowledge and capacity. This will be undertaken in collaboration with all economies and other APEC food security fora such as ATCWG, HLPDAB and OFWG on food security and climate change policy. 

APEC food security fora also have the opportunity to partner with and utilize the related expertise of the Policy Partnership on Science, Technology, and Innovation (PPSTI), Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) and the APEC climate Centre. The project also intends to engage and draw upon expertise from the private sector, academia and other regional and global multilateral organizations. 

The project may identify existing policies, good practices, information, programs etc. in the APEC and showcase policies for member economies, the policy makers, authorities, related government agencies, regional and multilateral organizations and private sectors entities to implement. 

1) Workshop:

a) Two-day workshop will be held in Santiago, Chile in 2019 in the margin of SOM2, to validate result and share early findings.

b) Topic of Discussion (Draft):

b1) Climate change: Threatening Events that affects sustainable agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture.

b2) Policy Approach (existing policy) that support climate resilient and sustainable agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture.

b3) Challenges and opportunities that would enable Climate resilient and sustainable Agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

c) A total of 22 participants and 6 experts for 2 days from at least 11 interested and committed economies will participate. 

The purpose of the workshop is to;

a)    gather existing policies and information relevant to climate resilient and sustainable agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

b)    Consolidate participant’s feedback and reviews and prepare for the final report. 

2)  Pre – event research work: From October 2018 – February 2019 survey methodology and strategy will be developed.

-  Preliminary survey (questionnaire) sent to all economies.

-  Conduct stocktaking activity and stocktaking report in February, 2019.

3) In June a post workshop evaluation will be conducted to measure the success of the event.

4)  A Draft final report containing recommendation which will inform for the second phase of the MYAP will be presented at SOM3 2019 in Santiago for endorsement.

5) Final Report(Recommendation): A completed and endorsed output and report containing the recommendation will be presented to the APEC Secretariat in November.

Outcomes: The project may promote a more coordinated regional effort at addressing closely linked challenges of food security, development and climate change adaptation and mitigations. 

In the medium to longer term, the project report and recommendation would recommend for MYAP phase two, training, policy dialogue and integration. Government agencies, such as Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Climate Change Agencies, or Agriculture research Institutes, Climate Centers, private sectors entities such a agro Industries, food processors and exporters and policy makers such as head of senior officers of the policy branch of the Department of Agriculture and fisheries and Climate institutes or authorities, Agriculture and fisheries research institutes etc. could use it as a basis for policy planning, designing and development relating to food security and climate change. 

Improve capacities in developing APEC economies in developing and discriminating approaches to address the food security-climate change relationships in short, medium and long term. 

It may improve capacity building activities focused on sharing and discriminating related priorities, good practices, policy approaches, appropriate technologies, lessons learned and other information.

As a process to showcase existing policies, policy review or policy development, the project is expected to achieve its objectives and progress to phase two of the MYAP. 

Beneficiaries: The direct beneficiaries of the project include policy makers, technical experts on climate change, agriculture, fisheries/aquaculture in the APEC economies.

Additional beneficiaries may also include institutions, the private sectors and government agencies. APEC economies which have already experienced the negative effects of climate change and food production system. 

Policy makers are especially those in the areas of Food Security and Climate Change and technical experts may use the report and recommendation made in this project as a basis for policy planning, designing and development related to climate change and food security. 

Participants with vast experience and knowledge in food security and climate change will be selected to share expertise and knowledge in the workshop to validate results and share early findings with other participants. 

The key participants will be from the developing economies. Participants will be food security and climate change experts from government agencies, private sector, climate change institutions, APEC Climate Centre and relevant domestic agencies and international organizations such as the World Bank, FAO, IFAD, UNCC etc. and regional organizations such as PIF and ASEAN which have vast experience and knowledge on the area and directly linked to the project may be utilized. 

Related APEC fora such as the ATCWG, HLPDAB and OFWG including PPFS which will consult on this project. 

Indirect beneficiaries include SME agriculture farmers and fishers (rural communities and farmers, researchers, students, food producers and consumers, agri-business) and the general public. 

These people may be asked to provide experience/challenges/opportunities faced and suggest policy intervention which will become vital in the long term after the second phase of the MYAP.

Dissemination

The Final report (Recommendation) will be presented in the following areas:

1) The report/outcome will be made available at the Department of Agriculture and Livestock website, of Papua New Guinea and also on the Papua New Guinea APEC Secretariat website. We will also request the MYAP core team to feature on their ministries’ websites for reference.

2) The stocktaking report will be presented at PPFS, OFWG, ATCWG, HLPDAB and SOM meetings by the PO team.

3)  Electronic copies will be emailed directly to the workshop participants by PO provided their email address.

4)  The target groups are all APEC economies, climate and food security experts, Climate Centres, policy makers from relevant departments and ministries, relevant government agencies and officials (Seniors/Heads)

The final report will be made available on the APEC website as an APEC official document. According to APEC Publication Guidelines, the final report which contains the basic details about project scope, objectives and achievement. The contractor will put the final report together and the scope of services will clearly detail the function when drafted. The ToR will state that all outputs will be presented in a level of English fit for publication and require on further copy editing by the APEC Secretariat. Five hard copies and one electronic copy will be made available for the archives. To ensure legality and quality of production, the APEC Logo guidelines will be used. E.g. the use of APEC logo and acronym.

Gender

Women are an important part of the project in regards to climate change and food security. Climate changes have enormous effects on global food security which women especially rural women and girls disproportionately. In the rural communities of the APEC region especially the developing economies where women are engaged in agricultural activities for household consumption. With the extreme weather events together with climate change has great implications on their daily activity and impact the production level. Drop in production, land fertility, erosion etc. affecting agriculture activity. 

Women will be strongly encouraged to actively participate in this project; speakers, participants and experts will be identified as part of the project process to participate in the workshop. The questionnaire content pertaining to female perspective or impact to women under the discussed topic will be developed. 2. The project will create a session in the workshop that female expert speakers will be engaged to speak on women issues or from women perspective; 3. The project will engage at least 30% of women who will be actively participating and half of the experts would be women in this project. 

In regards to sex-disaggregated data collection, the project will ensure that the speaker/experts and participants are more representative but focus will be on women participation to meet the gender percentage goal. 

The report and recommendation of the project will be used to focus on the longer-term outcomes for women and men.

Female workers and students from relevant local organisation and institutions will be included in the workshops. The report and recommendation of the project will be used to focus on the longer-term outcomes for women and men.

Work Plan

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

August-Sept, 2018

Draft ToR and engage   contractor

ToR Developed/Contractor  identified

October 2018 – February 2019

Methodological Design/ Survey strategy

Preliminary/pre-workshop survey sent to all economies

Conduct Stocktaking activity

Present Project activity outline and timeframe

Questionnaires & strategy developed

Questionnaire delivered

Presentation delivered

 March – April 2019

Invite speakers and participants for stakeholder   workshop/meeting.

Participants and speaker identified; Invitation letter drafted and sent out

A.    1st of April

B.    Monitoring report to APEC

C.    Project progress

May 2019 – SOM2

 Stakeholder Workshop in the margins of SOM2 to validate the result and share findings. 10 -11 May

Workshop conveyed and recommendations gathered for final report

June – July 2019

Drafting of final report and recommendations

Final report and recommendations drafted

August – September 2019: SOM3

 Drafting of finalized report (recommendation)

Circulate report to fora

Final Report

November 2019

Submit all output and completion report to Secretariat

All outputs and completion report.

August 2020

Participants Long term evaluation of the project

Evaluation conducted by APEC secretariat

Risks

1) Lack of interest from economies;
2) Low engagement of economies;
3) Untimely or delay; and
4) Quality of Speakers

During SOM3 in PNG the PO team will inform the economies through a presentation on the project activity plan and time frame.

Lack of Interest: Not all economies may be interested in participation in the project implementation. Once the project gets approval, the PO team will work with at least 11 economies as an attainable target especially the interested and committed economies. The questionnaires will be directly email to the focal points and through the PD. The PO team will set a define time line for the forms to be returned.  

The risk of economies not implementing in the future: The PO will work with the secretariat to develop further recommendation after the long-term evaluation by the secretariat. The MYAP core team that will meet triennially will also discuss the possibilities of future implementation. 

Untimely Risk: A monitoring plan will be drawn to assess the progress of the project. Periodic guideline will be established to guide economies participation in the process of implementation. It is important to set dates and work on it early in order to avoid any untimely risk. PO will ensure timely management by setting deadlines two month (March – April) prior to the workshop as indicated in the work plan. Such preparation will be invitation, adaptation of agenda, confirm speakers and visa formalities etc. This will be guided by a guideline to monitoring and ensuring members’ progress. 

Quality of Speakers: The PO will work closely with MYAP core team and other interested and committed economies to identify relevant experts from within APEC economies to ensure quality inputs and participation.


Monitoring and Evaluation

The first evaluation survey will be conducted after the workshop in June measure the success of the event and to validate the findings. 

The success or the outcome will be measured by the following indicators:

1) The number of economies actively participated by contributing the necessary information (current policies or new policy initiative) on sustainable and climate resilient agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture.

2) The impact will be measured by the number of policies developed or showcased and existing policies reviewed. 

3) Number of expertise interaction with relevant APEC food security fora such as ATCWG, HLPDAAB, OFWG, EPWG, PPSTI, APEC Climate Centre etc. (at least 5) actively participated in the project. 

4) A target of at least 11 economies will participate in the initial stocktaking activity. The project will report the indicator when it completes. 

5) Number of private sectors, academia, regional and global multilateral organization (at least five) to participate in this project. Number of good practices and technology related to policy identified. 

6) Two evaluation and monitoring reports will be compiled and monitoring report (project progress) will be presented on the 1st of April 2019 and a completion report will be presented in November 2019. The final report (recommendation) will be circulated among the 21 economies through the Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Papua New Guinea website and also through PNG APEC Secretariat website, the relevant agencies, private sectors, government departmental heads, climate centers and other related institutions, regional and international multilateral organizations. 

All indicators set in the proposal stage will be measured and reported in the completion report to the secretariat.

Linkages

Policy Forum: Towards an APEC Partnership on Climate Change and Food Security” (PPFS 02 2016S). This project links well as it looks for increasing knowledge of approaches to addressing challenges related to climate change and food security. It will also contribute towards developing sound policies, strategies and practices to secure sustainable agriculture and aquaculture/fisheries sectors. 

Smart Climate Information and Accountable Actions: Achieving Sustainable Food Security in a Changing World (PPSTI 01 2016). This project complements well with the MYAP project. The information on the effects of climate change on agriculture and fisheries will be important for the project. 

Strengthening APEC Cooperation on Food Security and Climate Change (PPFS 03 2016A). This project links with the work on APEC on the framework of the multi-year APEC Program on Food Security and Climate Change. The MYAP project will ensure it works together with other fora to ensure any risk of duplication on the work already done. 

The project reflects APEC’s multiyear Strategic Framework on Food Security and Climate Change. The project addresses the work streams that was identified in the MYAP which will contribute towards developing sound policies to address food security and climate change relationships.

APEC fora such as the Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG), the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology (HLPDAB), and the Oceans Fisheries Working Group (OFWG) and PPSTI. 

International organizations such as World Bank, FAO, IFAD etc., and regional organizations such as PIF and ASEAN and think tanks such as the Climate Institute and APEC’s Climate Centre which have vast experience and knowledge on the area will be represented. 

The participation of the relevant domestic, regional and international institutions and organisations is to share expertise and knowledge and also to discuss any possibility of duplication because they may have done some work on the area. 

This project is concentrated on stocktaking of existing policies and other relevant information that will inform for the next phase (2) of the MYAP.

Sustainability

The PO will work closely with the core team of the MYAP, co-sponsors, the point of contacts from all economies and the expert group to ensure they engage in the implementation. The core team as stated in the MYAP framework, will triennially review and make recommendations to the PPFS for updating the MYAP. The PPFS will encourage other interested economies and private sectors to join the core team to carry on the work of MYAP. 

The stock take document and recommendation could be used to guide phase two of the MYAP frame work as a sustainable measure. 

Utilize the current APEC structure to provide means of support for APEC economies to better share experiences and promote cooperation in the development of approaches to addressing food security -climate change nexus. 

Recommend periodic meetings as part of PPFS work plan to measure progress, share findings (challenges and opportunities), new developments (information and technology) and also to cement cooperation among economies, private sectors and expert organization. 

Use the result to encourage APEC economies to develop plans basing on domestic challenges relating to climate change and agriculture. 

 Develop an evaluation plan to measure progress and update of the post implementation in the APEC.

Project Overseers

Mr Petrus Dii URKA
Policy Officer 
Department of Agriculture & Livestock
Email: pdiiurka@gmail.com  

Qualification: 
Graduate Certificate in International Relations, 
University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia,
Bachelor Arts Degree in Political Science (International Relations), 
University of Papua New Guinea, Waigani, NCD, PNG.

Experience: 
Research Officer, 
Policy Division,
Department of Agriculture & Livestock (2011 – 2013)

Research & Development Officer – 
Special Projects, 
Policy Division, 
Department of Agriculture (2013 – 2015)

Policy Officer, 
Policy Division, 
Department of Agriculture & Livestock (2015 -2016) 

Aid Coordinator, 
Policy Division, 
Department of Agriculture & Livestock (2016 - current) 

From 2015 to date I was engaged fulltime by the sector to participate in the APEC activities. 

Point of Contacts:   

Main point of Contact: MYAP Core Team (PNG, Viet Nam, Chile, Malaysia & USA) 

PNG
Daisy Lepon
Principle Policy Officer
Department of Agriculture & Livestock
Email: lepondaisy@gmail.com

PNG
Willie Kerenga
Policy Officer
National Fisheries Authority
Email: wkerenga@cfda.gov.pg/williekerenga@rocketmail.com

Mawa Gonapa
PSU Director
Department of Agriculture & Livestock
Email: mawegonapa248@gmail.com  

PNG
Shirley Drew
Food Security Officer
Department of Agriculture & livestock
Email: shirleydrew44@gmail.com

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

The Contractor will be responsible to facilitate (identify topic for discussion), guide the discussion (as an expert make sure that quality presentations are made and to the point) and provide appropriate advice during the 2-day workshop and prepare the outcome or findings of the workshop (prepare evaluation forms, collate and compile the outcome and draft the final report.

The PO will be responsible for drafting the Questionnaire forms, distributed to Economies and collect the filled forms and compile them. PO will also work with the contractor to identify relevant topic agenda for discussion during the workshop as well as putting together a workshop evaluation form to be filled after the workshop. PO will also work closely with the contractor to put together the final report and PO will be responsible for the completion report.

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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