The Gambia
The Gambia

The Gambia scores 3.1/10 and is not on track in implementing the Malabo Declaration on Agriculture transformation in Africa.

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

71%
for CAADP Process Completion.
59.5%
for evidence based policies, supportive institutions and corresponding
human resources.
66%
of youth engaged in new job opportunities in agriculture value chains.
41 out of 100
as trade facilitation Index (TFI).
2.7%
for domestic food price volatility.

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

5.1%
of public agriculture expenditure as a share of total public expenditure.
-4.0%
annual growth of the agriculture value added (agricultural
GDP).
12.6%
official development assistance (ODA) disbursed to agriculture, against ODA commitments.
0.04kg/ha
of fertilizer consumption per hectare of arable land lower than the
recommended 50 kg/ha.
7%
of agriculture land under sustainable land management practices.
Recommendations
  • Gambia should enhance efforts aimed at boosting fertilizer use to improve productivity of national priority agricultural commodities and enhance food security.
  • The country should increase and sustain its spending in the agriculture sector in order to meet the CAADP target of 10% of the national budget.
  • The country should increase the area under sustainable land management practices to strengthen resilience to climate related risks.

COUNTRY SCORECARD

Overall country score: 2.92

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 & Alliance4.613.33On Track
3Establishing CAADP based Policy & Institutional Review/ Setting/ Support5.953.33On Track
2Enhancing Investment Finance in Agriculture1.766.67Not on Track
1Public Expenditure in Agriculture3.5110.00Not on Track
2Enhancing access to finance0.003.33Not on Track
3Ending Hunger by 20251.163.71Not on Track
1Improving Food security and Nutrition0.681.00Not on Track
2Access to Agriculture inputs and technologies4.895.53Not on Track
3Doubling agricultural Productivity0.231.00Not on Track
4Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss0.001.00Not on Track
5Strengthening Social Protection0.0010.00Not on Track
4Halving Poverty through Agriculture by 20252.52.06On Track
1Sustaining Agricultural GDP for Poverty Reduction0.003.25Not on Track
2Establishing Inclusive PPPs for commodity value chains0.001.00Not on Track
3Creating job for Youth in agricultural value chains10.001.00On Track
4Women participation in Agri-business0.003.00Not on Track
5Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agriculture Commodities3.521On Track
1Tripling Intra-African Trade for agriculture commodities and services0.001.00Not on Track
2Establishing Intra-African Trade Policies and institutional conditions7.031.00On Track
6Enhancing Resilience to Climate Variability3.926Not on Track
1Ensuring Resilience to climate related risks1.172.00Not on Track
2Investment in resilience building6.6710.00Not on Track
7Mutual Accountability for Actions and Results3.174.78Not on Track
1Increasing country capacity for evidence based planning, impl. and M&E0.001.00Not on Track
2Conducting a Biennial Agriculture Review Process9.5010.00Not on Track
3Fostering Peer Review and Mutual Accountability0.003.33Not on Track