South Africa
South Africa

South Africa scores 4.1/10 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

annual growth of the agriculture value added (agricultural GDP).
for evidence based policies, supportive institutions and corresponding human resources.
of total agricultural research spending as a share of agriculture GDP.
52 out of 100
as trade facilitation Index (TFI).
agricultural commodity value chains for which a PPP is established with strong linkage to smallholder agriculture.

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 agricultural value added per agricultural worker.
increase of the value of intra- Africa trade of agricultural commodities and services.
prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old.
of men and women engaged in agriculture having access to financial services.
  • South Africa should increase public expenditure in agriculture to meet the CAADP Malabo target of 10%, enhance access to agriculture inputs and technologies (such as investments in irrigation for smallholder farmers), and to agricultural financial services by men and women engaged in agriculture.
  • The country should enhance resilience building strategies to climate related risks, and improve on nutrition interventions to reduce the prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old.
  • The country should also put in place policies that would facilitate and promote intraregional African trade in agricultural commodities and services.


Overall country score: 4.06

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 Process3.523.33On Track
1Completing National CAADP Process0.003.33Not on Track
2Establishing CAADP based Cooperation, Partnership & Alliance3.943.33On Track
3Establishing CAADP based Policy & Institutional Review/ Setting/ Support6.623.33On Track
2Enhancing Investment Finance in Agriculture2.466.67Not on Track
1Public Expenditure in Agriculture3.9010.00Not on Track
2Enhancing access to finance1.023.33Not on Track
3Ending Hunger by 20253.023.71Not on Track
1Access to Agriculture inputs and technologies3.025.53Not on Track
2Doubling agricultural Productivity0.401.00Not on Track
3Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss0.001.00Not on Track
4Strengthening Social Protection10.0010.00On Track
5Improving Food security and Nutrition1.671.00On Track
4Halving Poverty through Agriculture by 20253.32.06On Track
1Sustaining Agricultural GDP for Poverty Reduction2.503.25Not on Track
2Establishing Inclusive PPPs for commodity value chains10.001.00On Track
3Creating job for Youth in agricultural value chains0.701.00Not on Track
4Women participation in Agri-business0.003.00Not on Track
5Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agriculture Commodities3.791On Track
1Tripling Intra-African Trade for agriculture commodities and services0.001.00Not on Track
2Establishing Intra-African Trade Policies and institutional conditions7.581.00On Track
6Enhancing Resilience to Climate Variability3.356Not on Track
1Ensuring Resilience to climate related risks0.032.00Not on Track
2Investment in resilience building6.6710.00Not on Track
7Mutual Accountability for Actions and Results9.094.78On Track
1Increasing country capacity for evidence based planning, impl. and M&E10.001.00On Track
2Fostering Peer Review and Mutual Accountability7.503.33On Track
3Conducting a Biennial Agriculture Review Process9.7610.00Not on Track