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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]

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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BMZ takes over presidency of the CAADP-Development Partners Task Team (DPTT)

Bonn | Germany| 29 Feb 2016 | The presidency of the CAADP DPTT has been taken over by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ) as of January 1st, 2016.

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Events CAADP [ID: 178]
2017
1. June
Global | Thursday, 1. June 2017 | Worldwide

World Milk Day 2017

The UN declared in 2001 World Milk Day to take place every June 1, recognising how important milk is for healthy nutrition and the fact that dairy sector supports the livelihoods of up to one billion people worldwide.

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2017
9. July
Global | Sunday, 9. July 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

Rural Development Conference 2017

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference at the AETAS Lumpini Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others. Attendance of delegates from more than 40 countries is expected.

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2017
4. September
Global | Monday, 4. September 2017 | Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire

African Green Revolution Forum 2017

At the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), participants came together to advance the policies and secure the investments that will ensure a better life for millions of Africa’s farmers and families—and realize the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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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.”

Downloads CAADP [ID: 381]

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Contacts CAADP [ID: 298]

Contact | Secretariat

Jedi Bukachi

Senior Policy Advisor

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Contact | Member

Heike Ostermann

DPCG Secretariat, GIZ

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