Monique Calon: For the time being, we are discussing what the timeframe would be for certain institutions to make sure they have the necessary resources to continue the process at their levels. We had a discussion, for example, with COMESA, and they said that they are now in the process of putting the CAADP unit into their core institutions. That may take half a year or a certain amount of time insuring that there is no gap. Some institutions, like ECOWAS, have made use of the multi-donor trust fund, because they have a certain level of domestic resources. So, it differs between each institution. I think what needs to be said as well is that through the European Commission, a lot of funds are flowing to these institutions. And the” Catching the Picture” exercise actually shows that the multi-donor trust fund is not necessarily the biggest funder of these institutions. I think we have to reposition these things in the right place and then see where the gaps are, and where we would like to provide more support.
The MDTF, which has played a very prominent role in supporting CAADP institutions, was the right answer at the time. CAADP was in a bit of a crisis and we needed to directly support the institutions. But now that we are five, six years further one, and we see a lot of progress being made, and these institutions have incorporated CAADP as their own programme, and now we have to start looking at what the roadmap of the Malabo Declaration is all about – is getting to results. So that explains partly the thematic focus that we are looking at now. So, we could be sure that farmers on the ground improve their lives.