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Networking with Platform colleagues around CAADP agendas has guided AusAID programming in Africa.
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is an Africa-owned and Africa-led initiative meant to improve food security and nutrition and boost agricultural productivity the mainly farming-based economies.
CAADP is the agricultural programme of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) - created by the African Union (AU) to drive economic integration in Africa and implemented by the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA).
Find more information on CAADP on their website.
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is the agricultural programme of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which is a programme of the African Union. Established by the AU assembly in 2003, CAADP's goal is to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agriculture. To do this, African governments have agreed to increase public investment in agriculture by a minimum of 10 percent of their national budgets and raise agricultural productivity by at least 6 percent per annum.
CAADP identifies four key pillars for food security improvement and agricultural investment:
The CAADP is centered around the definition of national and regional plans ('Compacts'), an agreement between all stakeholders (public, private as well as donors) serving as a framework for partnerships, alliances, and dialogue to design and implement the required policy interventions and investment programmes. The formulation of national and regional investment plans is one of the most important activities to implement CAADP after the definition and signature of the Compact. To date 30 countries in Africa have signed the national CAADP Compacts, and more than 24 have reviewed Investment Plans.
This text was written by Dolly Afun-Ogidan and Frauke de Weijer and has been taken from the ECDPM's discussion paper "Regional approaches to food security in Africa: Early lessons from the IGAD Regional CAADP process".
Find the entire section on page 4 of the paper which you can download here.
Also read "CAADP in a nutshell" here.
Development partners support African agriculture by aligning with the CAADP structures, principles and processes jointly established by AU/NEPAD and other CAADP constituencies and outlined in detail in the "Guide for CAADP Country Implementation".
Development partners engage with CAADP in accordance with the "Joint Donor Principles for Agriculture and Rural Development Programmes", which "translate" the Paris Declaration and Accra Action Agenda commitments into the ARD context.
This is also in line with commitments made in the L'Aquila statement, which is based upon principles of strategic coordination, support for country-owned processes, a comprehensive approach, use of effective multilateral mechanisms, and sustained commitment.
The government-appointed CAADP country team leads the CAADP process in its respective country. In response, Agriculture Donor Working Groups (ADWG) coordinates country-level donor support for the process, working closely with the CAADP country team and liaising with other stakeholders from government, private sector and civil society.
The lead development partner within the Agriculture Donor Working Groups provides a focal point for day-to-day interaction with the CAADP country team, and for coordination with their international counterparts.
Counterparts in their respective headquarters support ADWGs, and together they advocate for senior management backing for the CAADP agenda.
CAADP and agricultural planning differs from country to country. Therefore, ADWGs need to develop a donor approach and funding mechanisms that are context-specific for their country.
The CAADP Development Partners Task Team (CAADP DP TT) deals with donor harmonisation and coordination in support of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) of the African Union Commission and the NEPAD Agency. With focal points from headquarters, the group regularly meets and consults on the possible avenues to better engage with African partners on CAADP implementation.
The CAADP DP TT follows global debates on agriculture and rural development with a specific interest in Africa, including the G-8 and G-20 engagements, etc. Through its secretariat, the Platform supports this group by helping improve networking amongst its members, contributing towards Platform members’ understanding of regional integration dimensions of CAADP, sharing up-to-date information on innovative efforts on agriculture financing and helping create more visibility of the work of the DP TT.
CAADP DP TT in-person and virtual meetings are currently chaired by Bernhard Rey (EC).
Africa-wide network to inform CAADP implementors with readily available analysis, data and tools on:
ReSAKSS has been established by the sub-Saharan RECs COMESA, ECOWAS and SADC.