The 2012-2016 five-year plan was structured around four (04) intermediate results:
- Strengthening the access of farms to economic services through the strengthening of the service capacities of national platforms, the promotion and support to organizational innovations;
- Strengthening the effectiveness of ROPPA’s advocacy;
- Consolidation of governance and communication;
- Capacity building of technical teams at national and regional level.
The 2012-2016 five-year plan was implemented in a pivotal period in the region marked by: the renewal of regional agricultural policy instruments (PNIASAN and PRIASAN for ECOWAP), PCD TASAN for the PAU, on the one hand and transition from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, from 2015, on the other hand, the creation of the customs union with door tax (TEC). The regional context for the implementation of the five-year plan was also marked by the accentuation of the insecurity of people and goods with an increase in sources of tension, even conflict, and the persistence of the effects of climate change. The implementation of the five-year plan and the interim programs brought about significant changes concerning: