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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]

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.

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CAADP Programmatic and institutional overview - 2nd, updated version available

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.

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AU Summit: 1st Biennial Review on the Status of Agriculture in Africa triggers unique momentum

Addis Ababa | Ethiopia | Jan 2018 | Unique momentum for agricultural development on the African Continent: launch of the first Biennial Review on the Status of Agriculture at the 30th African Union Summit.

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Events CAADP [ID: 178]
2018
15. October
Global | Monday, 15. October 2018 | Rome, Italy

Committee on World Food Security 45

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

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2018
22. October
Global | Monday, 22. October 2018 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

UN World Data Forum 2018

The UN World Data Forum 2018 will be hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, of United Arab Emirates from 22 to 24 October 2018, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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2018
31. October
Global | Wednesday, 31. October 2018 | Paris, France

The 18th Africa Forum

The 18th Africa Forum will take place on 31 October 2018 and is a joint effort between the OECD Development Centre and the African Union.

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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.

CAADP PROGRAMMATIC AND INSTITUTIONAL OVERVIEW - 2nd, updated version (Sep 2018)

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]

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Contacts CAADP [ID: 298]

Contact | Secretariat

Jedi Bukachi

Agriculture and Rural Development Advisor

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