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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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Latest CAADP [ID: 177]

The Global Donor Platform is launching the autumn 2019 webinar series

28 Aug 2019

The Global Donor Platform’s autumn 2019 webinar series, to be launched on 10th September, is a series of four webinars that cover a wide range of topics, from rural producer agency and agricultural value chains to climate-smart-agriculture (CSA) and youth network in Africa.


Opportunities for the Rural Youth Agenda

October 22 2018 This online discussion provided a chance to learn about donor directions towards rural youth, as well as highlight the work of the CAADP Youth Network.


Lead, Measure, Grow. The Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2018

Kigali | Rwanda | September 2018 The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is a platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward.


Events CAADP [ID: 178]
23. February
Global | Sunday, 23. February 2020 | Davos, Switzerland

World Biodiversity Forum

First of its kind, the World Biodiversity Forum will convene key actors and decision-makers to shape the future of biodiversity


24. February
Global | Monday, 24. February 2020 | Kunming, China

Second Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The meeting will convene to advance preparations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework


26. February
Global | Wednesday, 26. February 2020 | Singapore

Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference

The first scientific conference on Asia-Europe sustainable connectivity


16. April
Global | Thursday, 16. April 2020 | EU Parliament, Brussels

Final Conference of the FARMID Project

FARMID is an EU-funded project addressing the topic of social farming in Europe. The project aims at promoting the employment of persons with mild intellectual disabilities (PMID) on farms, thus promoting social inclusion and improving the situation of both the PMID and the farmers themselves. The event will include panel discussions with experts and practitioners on the possibilities of employment of PMID on social farms, a presentation of the case studies, and a demonstration of the training course produced as part of the project. Register here.

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.”

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Publications CAADP [ID: 395]


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


The overview serves partners and future supporters of CAADP to better understand the programmatic and institutional landscape of this continent-wide programme for food and nutrition security. It is the update of the first overview document published in July 2017.

Downloads CAADP [ID: 381]