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Kingdom of Lesotho: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, Prioritization, and Cost Matrix

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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
April 2006
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PRIORITISED IMPLEMENTATION MATRIX FOR THE POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY PAPER, 2004/5 TO 2006/7

PRSP NATIONAL PRIORITY TWO: IMPROVE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
OBJECTIVESSTRATEGIESACTIVITIESSTRATEGY RANKING WITHIN THE PRIORITY*STRATEGY RANKING WITHIN THE OBJECTIVE
2.1. Increase crop and livestock production2.1.1 Adoption of appropriate farming practices and ensuring timely access to inputs.2.1.1.1 Encourage farmers to adopt appropriate farming practices and to diversify field crops in areas that are ecologically suitable.11
2.1.1.2 Train farmers on the selection, storage and the use of on-farm seeds.
2.1.1.3. Explore block farming opportunities and mechanisation services.
2.1.1.4. Make optimal use of land around the home.
2.1.1.5 Construction of water tanks.
2.1.1.6 Provide specialised support for HIV/AIDS impacted households such as labour-saving packages known to combat opportunistic infections and boost the immune system, and introduce affordable crop (homestead horticulture) and livestock (milk goats and indigenous poultry) production systems, which require less costly management.
2.1.1.7 Design packages for child-headed households to assist them with ploughing services and other agricultural inputs.
2.1.2 Development of appropriate irrigation system for intensive production to satisfy domestic and export market.2.1.2.1. Identify smallholder farmers and encourage them on the use of appropriate gravity fed techniques, water harvesting, water management and irrigation techniques to supplement rain fed agriculture13
2.1.2.2. Explore opportunities for irrigation along the Caledon and Makhaleng rivers in partnership with South African farming communities.
2.1.2.3. Complete and carry out necessary implementation process of the Lowlands Water Supply feasibility study and consider opportunities created for farm irrigation schemes.
2.1.3 Strengthen and decentralise extension services at area level within all districts.2.1.3.1. Train a pool of extension agents and decentralise them to the area level.22
2.1.3.2. Identify components of extension service for outsourcing and outsource them to augment capacity in the public sector.
2.1.3.3. Improve communication and networking among various stakeholders including community, extension officers, NGOs, business etc, for problem identification and solving.
2.1.4 Ensure an efficient and standardised land tenure system.2.1.4.1. Amend the Constitution in order to address the issue of inequality between men and women, particularly with regard to land ownership.55
2.1.4.2. Develop a National Land Policy and enact the Land Bill.
2.1.4.3. Develop and introduce a digitised land information system
2.1.5 Livestock improvement.2.1.5.1 Optimise opportunities in intensive and extensive (range) production.44
2.1.5.2 Promote and develop support for better market linkages.
2.1.5.3 Foster attitudes that place stock quality and output, supported by appropriate husbandry ahead of herd size.
2.1.5.4 Identify opportunities for the creation of backward and forward linkages within different sectors for the use of animal products.
2.1.5.5 Control diseases by improving access to Veterinary services and drugs through both the public and the private sector.

1=HIGHEST RANK, 12=LOWEST RANK, RANK 1-4 = dark grey, RANK 5-8 = light grey, RANK 9-12 = no colour

1=HIGHEST RANK, 12=LOWEST RANK, RANK 1-4 = dark grey, RANK 5-8 = light grey, RANK 9-12 = no colour

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