CAADP [ID: 39]

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]

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.


Strong markets, sustainable resource use and effective policy at the centre of agricultural aid

Canberra | Australia | Nov 2017| Australia released a new 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. Recognising the new challenges in the world, posed by globalisation, international competition, political alienation.


Strengthening Mutual Accountability to Achieve CAADP/Malabo Goals and Targets

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


Events CAADP [ID: 178]
27. March
Global | Tuesday, 27. March 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2018

The annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) will return to the Square, Brussels on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 for another stimulating debate on the future of European and world agriculture. Free, online registration is now open.


8. May
Global | Tuesday, 8. May 2018 | Lusaka, Zambia

10th Conference on ICT4D

The 10th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work.


4. June
Global | Monday, 4. June 2018 | London, United Kingdom

African Farming's Agroinvestment Summit

This summit is designed for an array of stakeholders like Government officials and representatives, importers, distributors, agribusiness owners, C-level executives from food companies, trade union members and manufacturers/suppliers of various agricultural equipment, machinery and services.


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.


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]


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]


Contacts CAADP [ID: 298]

Contact | Secretariat

Jedi Bukachi

Junior Policy Advisor

Contact | Member

Heike Ostermann

DPCG Secretariat, GIZ

Social Media Headline [ID: 362]

Social Media