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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://nepad-caadp.net/ 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.
The CAADP team
The programme is led by Martin Bwalya. Email: BwalyaM@nepad.org.
Visit: http://nepad-caadp.net/ for more information or to read the frequently asked questions.