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.
African leaders hope to see:
- Dynamic agricultural markets within countries and between regions in Africa.
- 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.
- 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.
- Africa as a strategic player in agricultural science and technology, meeting the growing needs and demands of African agriculture.
- 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.
Measures to enhance the resilience of the agricultural sector against external shocks
like this kind of pandemic crises seem desperately needed. This could entail more circularity
in local based production systems; increased availability of and access to markets
levels. The term "think global, act local" seems to be more appropriate than ever and in response the PanAAC
will launch an Agricultural B2B
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