Cape Verde

Cape Verde scores 4.6/10 and is on track in implementing the Malabo Declaration on Agriculture transformation in Africa.

Highlights of the 5 key areas of strong performance of the country

for CAADP Process Completion.
of youth engaged in new job opportunities in agriculture value chains.
increase of the size of irrigated areas, from its value of the year 2000.
of farm, pastoral, and fisher households are resilient to climate and weather related shocks.
for inclusive institutionalized mechanisms for mutual accountability and peer review.

Highlights of the 5 key areas that require the country's attention

of public agriculture expenditure as a share of total public expenditure.
increase of supplied quality agriculture inputs to the total inputs requirements for agriculture commodities.
26 kg/ha
of fertilizer consumption per hectare of arable land lower than the recommended 50 kg/ha.
of farmers having access to agriculture advisory services.
response to spending needs on social protection for vulnerable social groups, from the government budget.
  • Cape Verde should increase its public expenditure into agriculture to further boost the sector development in line with the CAADP target of 10% of national budget, and allocate budget to fully response to spending needs on social protection for vulnerable social groups.
  • The country should put in place and effectively implement measures to improve availability and access to fertilizers in order to enhance agricultural productivity.
  • The country should enhance farmers' access to financial and agricultural advisory services in order to spur agricultural transformation.


Overall country score: 4.21

2017 Country Scorecard for implementing Malabo Declaration

Malabo Commitments Areas (T) Commitments Categories (C)
No. Item Score Mimimum Score progress No. Item Score Mimimum Score progress
1Re-committing to CAADP Process5.93.33On Track
1Completing National CAADP Process7.143.33On Track
2Establishing CAADP based Cooperation, Partnership & Alliance7.023.33On Track
3Establishing CAADP based Policy & Institutional Review/ Setting/ Support3.553.33On Track
2Enhancing Investment Finance in Agriculture3.716.67Not on Track
1Public Expenditure in Agriculture7.4110.00Not on Track
2Enhancing access to finance0.003.33Not on Track
3Ending Hunger by 20251.283.71Not on Track
1Access to Agriculture inputs and technologies4.965.53Not on Track
2Doubling agricultural Productivity0.001.00Not on Track
3Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss0.001.00Not on Track
4Strengthening Social Protection1.4410.00Not on Track
5Improving Food security and Nutrition0.001.00Not on Track
4Halving Poverty through Agriculture by 20254.382.06On Track
1Sustaining Agricultural GDP for Poverty Reduction1.193.25Not on Track
2Establishing Inclusive PPPs for commodity value chains10.001.00On Track
3Creating job for Youth in agricultural value chains6.331.00On Track
4Women participation in Agri-business0.003.00Not on Track
5Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agriculture Commodities4.11On Track
1Tripling Intra-African Trade for agriculture commodities and services0.001.00Not on Track
2Establishing Intra-African Trade Policies and institutional conditions8.201.00On Track
6Enhancing Resilience to Climate Variability7.56On Track
1Ensuring Resilience to climate related risks8.332.00On Track
2Investment in resilience building6.6710.00Not on Track
7Mutual Accountability for Actions and Results5.364.78On Track
1Increasing country capacity for evidence based planning, impl. and M&E0.001.00Not on Track
2Fostering Peer Review and Mutual Accountability6.673.33On Track
3Conducting a Biennial Agriculture Review Process9.4110.00Not on Track