CAADP General News

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]New AUC Chairperson calls for accelerated CAADP implementation

New African Union Chairperson, Dr. Nkhosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has called for accelerated implementation of CAADP for food secure Africa,PanAAC in partnership with PACA attened the event.

Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is the agricultural programme of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).CAADP was established as part of NEPAD by the African Union (AU) General Assembly in July 2003 and focuses on improving and promoting agriculture across Africa. CAADP mainly focuses on improving food security, nutrition, and increasing incomes in Africa’s largely farming based economies. It aims to do this by raising agricultural productivity by at least 6% per year and increasing public investment in agriculture to 10% of national budgets per year.

This Programme brings together key players in agriculture such African leaders, policy makers, scientists, partners and farmers to unleash agricultural growth and sustainable development on the continent.

CAADP’s aims and role

CAADP aims to help African countries reach a higher path of economic growth through agriculture-led development. CAADP also aims to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agriculture.

CAADP brings together key players at the continental, regional and national levels to improve co-ordination, share knowledge, successes and failures, to encourage one another, and to promote joint and separate efforts to achieve the CAADP goals.

CAADP’s vision

Through NEPAD, CAADP addresses policy and capacity issues across the entire agricultural sector in the African continent. CAADP is entirely African-led and African-owned and represents African leaders’ collective vision for agriculture in Africa. This ambitious and comprehensive vision for agricultural reform in Africa aims to achieve an average annual growth rate of 6 percent in agriculture by 2015.

By 2015, African leaders hope to see:

  • Dynamic agricultural markets within countries and between regions in Africa.
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  • Farmers taking part in the market economy and enjoying good access to markets so that Africa, capitalizing on its comparative and competitive advantages, becomes a net exporter of agricultural products.
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  • A more equitable distribution of wealth for rural populations in terms of higher real incomes and relative wealth. Rural populations will have more equitable access to land, physical and financial resources, and knowledge, information and technology for sustainable development.
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  • Africa as a strategic player in agricultural science and technology, meeting the growing needs and demands of African agriculture.
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  • Environmentally sound agricultural production and a culture of sustainable management of natural resources as a result of better knowledge, more information and the application of technology.

African countries are encouraged to incorporate the CAADP objectives into their agricultural and rural development strategies. As part of the implementation process, countries are subjected to an independent review process to ensure the goals of the CAADP and the needs of the country are both met.

Rwanda became the first country to sign the CAADP Compact in 2007. Other countries that have signed the compact and incorporated it into their agricultural agenda include Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, DRC, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau and Uganda.

Increasing agricultural investment

In March 2003, African Heads of State met in Mozambique and pledged to allocate 10 per cent of their national budget to agriculture by 2008. To date, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Niger and Senegal have exceeded this target and most countries have made significant progress towards this goal.

CAADP targets to achieve an agricultural growth target of 6 per cent. To date, nine countries have exceeded this target (Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania) and another four have achieved an annual growth rate of between 5 and 6 per cent.

CAADP Pillars

The programme is premised on four pillars which are the key focus areas for agricultural improvement and investment. Each pillar oversees various programmes working to achieve CAADP’s goals.

These four key pillars include:

  • Sustainable land and reliable water control systems.
  • Private sector development, rural infrastructure, improved trade and market access.
  • Increasing food supply and reducing hunger.
  • Agricultural research and dissemination of agricultural technology.

 

 

Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

What’s on this page?

On this page you can find out about the vision and objectives of CAADP as well as about the team behind the programme.

What is CAADP?

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme(CAADP) was established as part of NEPAD in July 2003 and focuses on improving and promoting agriculture across Africa.

CAADP’s aims and role

CAADP aims to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agriculture.

CAADP brings together key players – at the continental, regional and national levels – to improve co-ordination, share knowledge, successes and failures, to encourage one another, and to promote joint and separate efforts to achieve the CAADP goals.

By 2015, African leaders hope to see:

    • – Dynamic agricultural markets within and between countries and regions in Africa;
    • – Farmers being active in the market economy and the continent becoming a net exporter of agricultural products;
    • – A more equitable distribution of wealth for rural populations;
    • – Africa as a strategic player in agricultural science and technology; and
    • – Environmentally sound agricultural production and a culture of sustainable management of natural resources in Africa.

What is happening in the programme?

Countries are encouraged to incorporate the CAADP onjectives into their agricultural and rural development strategies. As part of the implementation process countries are subjected to an independent review process to ensure the goals of the CAADP and the needs of the country are both met.

What progress has been made so far?

Rwanda became the first country to sign the CAADP Compact 2007. As of May 2011, 26 countries had signed the compact and incorporated the CAADP Compact into their agricultural agenda. These countries are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, DRC, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Go to http://www.caadp.net/library-country-status-updates.php for the full listing.

Increasing agricultural investment

In 2003 African heads of state met in Mozambique and pledged to allocate 10 per cent of their national budget to agriculture by 2008. To date, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Mali, Niger and Senegal have exceeded this target and and most countries have made significant progress towards this goal.

CAADP also has an agricultural growth target of 6 per cent. To date nine countries have exceeded this target (Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania) and another four have achieved growth of between 5 and 6 per cent.  Click here to see the graph on agriculture growth rates.

The CAADP team

The programme is led by Martin Bwalya. Email:  BwalyaM@nepad.org. For a view of the full CAADP team you can view the CAADP organogram.

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