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Platform’s engagement with CAADP

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is the African Union’s strategic policy framework for the agricultural transformation of the African continent. CAADP was established in 2003 by the African Union (AU) and NEPAD.

It seeks to achieve an annual growth rate of at least 6% in agricultural gross domestic product in every country involved through an investment of at least 10% of annual national budgets in the agricultural sector. To date, 43 African countries have formally joined the CAADP process.

Africa is endowed with fertile soil, a favourable climate and affluent water basins, and thus possesses all the necessary conditions for a flourishing farming region. Agriculture employs 65% of Africa’s labour force and accounts for 32% of its countries’ gross domestic product. Agriculture is thus the backbone of most economies in Africa. As a sector, it can contribute towards major continental priorities, such as eradicating poverty and hunger, and boosting intra-African trade and investments, rapid industrialisation and economic diversification, as well as sustainable resource and environmental management. It can also support the creation of jobs, human security and shared prosperity. However, inadequate funding, poor rural infrastructure, neglected agricultural research and the adverse effects of climate change have led to the continent experiencing some challenges in fully exploiting its potential to increase food and agricultural production.

CAADP was established in 2003 by the African Union (AU) and NEPAD. It seeks to achieve an annual growth rate of at least 6% in agricultural gross domestic product in every country involved through an investment of at least 10% of annual national budgets in the agricultural sector. In the 2014 AU-adopted “Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods” ( June 2014), African leaders committed themselves to ending hunger and halving poverty on the continent by 2025.

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COORDINATION & ADVOCACY

Latest CAADP [ID: 177]

Strengthening Mutual Accountability to Achieve CAADP/Malabo Goals and Targets

Kampala | Uganda| 2 June 2017 | The 13th CAADP Partnership Platform took place with the objective of increasing awareness on the biennial review and reporting process.

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Newsletter CAADP DPCG June 2016

Pretoria | South Africa | 1 Jun 2016 | The DPCG Secretariat intends to spread information on the main discussion points on CAADP support to a wider range of relevant stakeholders.

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Walking the talk of the CAADP framework and Malabo declaration

Accra | Ghana| 12 Apr 2016 | The 12th CAADP Partnership Platform took place with the objective of “walking the talk” of the CAADP framework, the Malabo declaration and Agenda 2063.

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Events CAADP [ID: 178]
2017
27. September
Global | Wednesday, 27. September 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya

5th Africa Food Security Conference 2017

Africa’s economic future depends on success in agriculture, which in turn depends on empowering famers (especially smallholder farmers (with less than two hectares) - who constitute about 80% of all farms) - to increase productivity by adopting modern farming methods.

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2017
28. November
Global | Tuesday, 28. November 2017 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Africa-EU Summit 2017

Since the historic first Africa-EU Summit in Cairo in 2000, where the Africa-EU partnership framework was established, considerable change has taken place on both continents, which challenge the way Africa and Europe perceive each other.

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Interviews CAADP [ID: 297]

Interview | Ibrahim Mayaki, NEPAD

“I am optimist because agriculture has been at the centre of the public policy debate. Farmers’ organisations are getting more and more present in the policy design processes.”

Interview | Monique Calon, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – the Netherlands

“So we would like to see how the African institutions want to engage with the donors. We don’t set the agenda, it’s actually being set by the African institutions.”

Publications Headline [ID: 394]
Publications CAADP [ID: 395]

CAADP PROGRAMMATIC AND INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW

The Global Donor Platform, together with the GIZ CAADP support programme commissioned this overview document to serve partners and future supporters of CAADP.

Downloads CAADP [ID: 381]

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Contacts CAADP [ID: 298]

Contact | Secretariat

Jedi Bukachi

Junior Policy Advisor

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Contact | Member

Heike Ostermann

DPCG Secretariat, GIZ

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