Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

Confronting Africa’s agricultural challenges has the potential to engender inclusive economic growth, benefit smallholder farmers, boost food production and end hunger. The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is Africa’s policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth and prosperity for all. In Maputo, Mozambique in 2003, the African Union (AU) Summit made the first declaration on CAADP as an integral part of NEPAD. CAADP is implemented at country-level, while the NEPAD Agency provides implementation support to AU Member States, working closely with the African Union Commission, Regional Economic Communities and development partners. It aims to increase public investment in agriculture by a minimum of 10 per cent of national budgets and to raise agricultural productivity by at least 6 per cent. Specifically, CAADP aims to stimulate and facilitate increased agricultural performance through improvements in policy and institutional environments, access to improved technologies and information, and increased investment financing. As CAADP marked its tenth year of implementation in 2013, it completed a review of its achievements and determined the steps it needed to take to deliver more results over the next decade.
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Despite the fact that 70 per cent of Africa’s young population lives in rural areas and depends on agriculture for their livelihood, more than 20 per cent of Africans are hungry due to unfavourable agricultural policies, climatic stressors, poor technological development and the low cost of agricultural produce.

Specifically, CAADP aims to stimulate and facilitate increased agricultural performance through improvements in policy and institutional environments, access to improved technologies and information, and increased investment financing. As CAADP marked its tenth year of implementation in 2013, it completed a review of its achievements and determined the steps it needed to take to deliver more results over the next decade.

A strategy for sustaining the CAADP momentum was designed on this basis and endorsed at the January 2013 AU Summit, with time-bound results to be achieved in the next five to ten years in the following two main areas: 
•    Capacity and an enabling environment to transform African agriculture;
•    Productivity, production and wealth creation in agriculture.

Under CAADP, African countries are aiming to raise agricultural productivity to at least 6 per cent annually and commit at least 10 per cent of their national budgets to agriculture

CAADP is based on four pillars:
•    Sustainable land management and reliable water control systems
•    Private sector development, rural infrastructure, improved trade and market access
•    Increasing food supply and eliminating hunger, and
•    Agricultural research and dissemination of new agricultural technologies

Results:

Continental Results

A methodology was developed to integrate agricultural public expenditure processes into the Agricultural Joint Sector Review process. Furthermore, as a complementary tool to the revised AU Guidance Note on Agricultural Public Expenditure Review, a guide was developed to promote relatively resource-light and more frequent reviews in the agricultural sector. 

A network of experts in Agricultural Public Expenditure was launched. The network will provide online and on-site support to Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and countries on undertaking public expenditure reviews in the agricultural sector. 

A continental framework for Agricultural Education Skills Improvement (2015–2025) was developed. The framework aims to enhance human capital as a key driver in agricultural transformation. Implementation will commence in 2016. 

As a measure to promote alignment of national and regional policies and strategies in the fisheries sub-sector, a Policy Framework and Reform Strategy (PFRS) was developed in collaboration with the AU Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). In addition, the indicators to monitor the progress of alignment, as well as a mechanism to support its implementation were developed. A continental platform, the African Platform for Regional Institutions for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Systems (APRIFAAS) was established. The platform will co-ordinate and facilitate systematic exchange of information between regional fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic institutions; improve dialogue between the different stakeholders; and strengthen the voice of the African stakeholders on fisheries and aquaculture matters in international fora as well as in dialogue processes with partners. A methodology for trade corridor analysis of fish and fisheries products was developed and validated by a continental think tank. 

Draft Guidelines were developed to guide countries in domesticating the continental-level Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Results Framework. The Guidelines highlight an integral component of review, learning and mutual accountability.

 

Regional-level Results

The Agency deployed technical and financial support to various RECs, including: The East African Community (EAC) and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), where Regional Agriculture Investment Plans were developed. The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), where an independent technical review was undertaken for the Regional Agriculture Investment Plan. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and eight Member States, where technical training was provided to Statistics Bureaus to test real time data collection through the application of interactive templates, in order to monitor high impact indicators for Vision 2063 and other continental and global commitments. ECCAS, where a performance-based Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the interests of achieving regional and continental integration. The purpose of the MoU is to establish a framework for cooperation and collaboration that is based on work and fund flow that is targeted for the implementation of high impact projects. A similar MoU was signed with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

 

National-level results

Technical experts were deployed to six countries, including Chad, Congo, Swaziland, Djibouti, Seychelles and Gabon to undertake independent technical reviews of their National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs). 

Technical and advisory support was provided in Cameroon for the CAADP Business Meeting. The NAIP budget is XAF3 550 billion1, of which the government has already secured XAF2 000 billion through the realignment of several ongoing initiatives. 

Technical and advisory support was provided to the Republic of Congo business meeting for Plan National d’Investissement Agricole et de Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle (PNIASAN) in which CFA390 billion was agreed on for seven programmes, 26 sub-programmes and 58 activities in agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries. The government will cover 70per cent of the cost, development partners 24per cent and the private sector 6per cent. 

Mauritius signed the CAADP Compact during the reporting period, bringing the total number of countries with CAADP Compacts to 44. Support to Mauritius on subsequent stages of the CAADP Roundtable is ongoing. 

Demand-driven, modular, short-term pilot measures for agricultural training (along selected value chains) are offered by public and private agricultural training institutions for young ‘agripreneurs’ and women in Benin (200: of whom 120 are female), Burkina Faso (400: 120), Ghana (400: 120), Kenya (400: 120), Malawi (200: 60) and Togo (200: 60).

Capacities were enhanced in agricultural skills and entrepreneurial and commercial knowledge for trainers, youth and women in selected agricultural training centres in Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo (over 3 000, with women constituting about 30 per cent). Additionally, cooling facilities were donated to six fishing villages in Cameroon to facilitate post-harvest preservation of fish. 

The 2007 ban on fish export from Guinea, caused inter-alia by the weak sanitary control system, was lifted, with technical support from the NEPAD Agency. Furthermore, and purposed on enabling the country to export fish into high-value markets, the NEPAD Agency equipped laboratories at the National Office of Sanitary Control. In addition, 12 laboratory technicians were trained, and a manual of procedures on the sanitary control of fish and fisheries products and services was developed. For Guinea, a set of policies, strategies and plans will be completed in 2016, including the Fisheries Strategic Development Plan, Marine Fisheries Research Plan, Fisheries Investment Plan and Study on Value Chain to Decipher Bottlenecks in the Trade and Policies. 

For Uganda, an Agricultural Risk Assessment was undertaken, highlighting the major risks in the agricultural sector, including plant and animal pests and diseases, price and market volatility, fake inputs, post-harvest losses, and drought spells. Mitigation and adaptation tools will be developed in 2016. Analytical work and country stocktaking were conducted for NAIP implementation and impacts. 

A strategy was developed for post-harvest fish losses for the riparian states (Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana) along the Volta Basin and aligned with the Malabo Declaration and the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture.

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is a good example of a framework that has inspired and energised African agricultural research institutions, farmers’ associations, African governments and the private sector who believe that agriculture has a pivotal role in...

This document is intended as a guiding tool for AU member states and other stakeholders in their efforts to track and report on Government Expenditures for Agriculture as well as to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of budget planning, execution and management in the sector. It will...

This Guide presents a framework for preparing annual Agriculture Public Expenditure Reviews and lays down the content and data compilation methods that allow such reports to be produced within approximately three months and about 40 expert days for each of three experts once its framework is...

Based on the Capacity Development Project for Investment and Policy (CAADP - CDPIP) experiences from Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho and Tanzania, this document is a compilation of approaches and resources in nine modules for stakeholders engaged in formulating,...

Following a sluggish start after the signing of the first CAADP country compact in Rwanda, significant momentum has been achieved. By 2009, the CAADP agenda was generating increasing commitments from African governments and Development Partners. The challenge of translating pledges and...

Brochures

Case Studies

With the purpose of contributing to policy dialogue and knowledge exchange in African agribusiness, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) conducted a study  to assess National...

Communique

The 11th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP) Meeting was convened by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) from 25 to 26 March 2015. The meeting was hosted by the Government of the...

The 7th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP) Meeting jointly organised by the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and hosted by...

The Uganda Agriculture Financing and Investment Conference (the Conference) was successfully held at the Office of the President in Kampala, Uganda, from the 30th to the 31st of August 2016. The conference was cohosted by the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA acting in its capacity as...

The 5th CAADP Partnership Platform (PP) Meeting took place on 9-10 November 2009 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria to review progress and share experience of CAADP implementation since the last CAADP PP in Pretoria, South Africa in March 2009. The 5th CAADP PP was hosted by the...

The 8th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP) Meeting convened by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) and hosted by the East African Community took place at the Hilton Hotel, in...

The sixth (6th) Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP) Meeting took place at the Birchwood Conference Center, in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 21 to 23 April, 2010. The Learning and Sharing Session took place on April 22-23 and was preceded by...

The 6th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP) Business Meeting, jointly organised by the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) and the CAADP Development Partners Task Team and hosted by the...

The 12thComprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP) Meeting was convened by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) from 12 to 14 April 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Republic of Ghana, and...

The 2016 Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partners’ Business Meeting was convened by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) from 3 to 4 November 2016.

The Business Meeting was organized under the...

Decisions/Declarations

We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, having met at our Twenty Third Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, from 26-27 June 2014, on the Theme of the African Year of Agriculture and Food Security: “Transforming Africa’s Agriculture for Shared...

The purpose of this specialised study is to assist selected governments in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their agriculture sector programming and budgeting and the effectiveness of their public expenditure in the sector through formulating an agriculture sector MTEF. A MTEF has three main...

This Basic Agricultural Public Expenditure Diagnostic Review (AgPER) analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of public expenditure in agriculture, livestock production, fishery, rural waterworks, and natural-resource management in Senegal.

The agricultural sector plays a determining role in the economic and social development of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). As the foundation of the economy and of multiple societal challenges, agriculture is indispensable for national economies, contributing 35% of the...

Fact Sheets

This document presents in matrix format, the list of countries implementing CAADP processes and the progress thereof. The matrix shows that by November 2015, 42 African member states from 5 RECs had signed CAADP compacts and were at various stages of CAADP implementation. ...

The NEPAD Climate Change Fund provides grants to projects and activities that aim at strengthening the resilience of African countries to climate change and biodiversity conservation by building national, sub-regional and continental capacity. The fund run for an initial period of two years (...

The vision of the 2012 NEPAD Agribusiness Strategy (NAS) is to have a “dynamic agribusiness sector that generates jobs and added-value, contributes to growth and reduction of food insecurity in Africa.”

The emergence of new territorial dynamics in Africa, generated by population growth and city expansion, is the greatest change of the last few decades. These new territories are a result of the densification of road networks and the development of rural centres and small towns, stimulated by...

CAADP is Africa’s policy framework for agriculture and agriculture-led development. It is an integral part of the NEPAD. It is within the NEPAD context, that CAADP is able to link and align with development objectives in other sectors, thereby providing for comprehensive and harmonised de¬...

The Gender, Climate Change and Agriculture Support Programme supports women and other vulnerable farming groups in dealing with the effects of climate change on agriculture. The vision of the programme is to see farming women empowered for effectiveness and efficiency in dealing with the...

The Partnership for African Fisheries (PAF) is a programme of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). PAF works to improve the sustainability of Africa's fisheries and improve the returns provided by this sector. PAF is working towards supporting and implementing earlier African...

The vision of the NEPAD Agribusiness Strategy is to have a “dynamic agribusiness sector that generates jobs and added value and contributes to growth and reduction of food dependency in Africa.” The main objective of the NAS is to develop robust and inclusive agribusiness...

The NEPAD Agency’s Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition thematic area and specifically the CAADP Implementation Support Programme aims to catalyse transformation of Africa’s agricultural systems and stimulate increased and sustainable agriculture performance in member states for effective...

This report summarises the findings and conclusions of an investigation into CAADP's success stories, where success means making a clear and observable difference to the way agricultural analysis and policymaking are undertaken in Africa.

The “Sustaining CAADP Momentum” aims to rally the desired political ‘buy-in’, technical and financial resources for a rapid expansion and re-orientation of capacity enhancement. This CAADP thrust calls for an overarching an “Agricultural Education and Skills Improvement Framework (AESIF)” as a...

The Food and Nutrition Security Prograame undertakes studies/research, builds capacity for policy makers and programme experts across sectors and supports implementation. The goal of the programme is to reduce hunger and malnutrition of the vulnerable populations focusing on evidence based...

CAADP ATVET helps to create more coherent policies for agricultural education and training in Africa, particularly for women and young people who are the most valuable asset for Africa’s future. CAADP ATVET fills a thematic gap in the current CAADP process and has a strong potential to...

The Risk Management and Resilience Building Initiative provides an integrated strategy that will support rural producers in anticipating, preventing and mitigating the impact of natural hazards and shocks and build/strengthen their resilience.

Infographics

Meeting Documents

 La 11ème réunion de la plateforme de partenariat du Programme de développement de l'agriculture africaine (PDDAA) a été organisée par la Commission de l'Union africaine (CUA) et l'Agence de planification et de coordination du NEPAD (Agence du NEPAD) du 25 au 26 mars 2015. Elle a été...

This forum is a new annual platform that enables a direct exchange between countries and CAADP institutions on matters of agriculture and development. By doing so, it is hoped that the forum will grow to become a bridge between the realities on the ground in African countries and the specialist...

We, the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, gathered in Addis Ababa from 13 to 16 July 2015, affirm our strong political commitment to address the challenge of financing and creating an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development in the spirit of global...

Throughout the Continent, there is notable progress enshrined in by CAADP. CAADP has since created space for inclusive participation of all relevant sector players – from within and outside the state and at the grassroots level. CAADP has raised the profile of the agricultural sector in national...

The 11th CAADP PP was organised around the theme “Walking the Talk: Delivering on Malabo Commitments on Agriculture for Women Empowerment and Development”. The theme reflects the tempo and ambition expressed by member states, both Governments and non-state players, to see more ACTION,...

The CAADP Partnership Platform (CAADP PP) is an open, African Union (AU) member States-led forum. Its purpose is to reflect an element of continued learning as well as stimulate and facilitate a process of sharing and learning on substantive agricultural transformation issues.

The specific objectives of the 2014 PP in Durban were to to share lessons and experiences from the last 10 years of CAADP implementation; to identify priority goals, actions and targets based on lessons learnt and emerging challenges and opportunities; and to suggest concrete policy proposals,...

The 2nd Africa Rural Development Forum (ARDF), organised from 8-10 September 2016 under the theme Transforming Africa’s Rural Area through Skills Development, Job Creation and Youth Economic Empowerment for Africa by the NEPAD Agency and hosted by the the Government of Cameroon sought to build...

The conference was a Central African initiative which, following on from the Malabo Declaration, endeavoured to realise two of the seven commitments made by its Member States, specifically: commitment Number 2 on strengthening the funding of investments in agriculture, and commitment...

The 2nd Africa Rural Development Forum will be held under the theme “Transforming Africa’s Rural Space through Youth Empowerment, Job Creation and Skills Development.” Specifically, the Conference will provide a platform for exchange and peer learning on...

With 2014 declared as the year of African Agriculture and Food Security by the African Union in commemoration of a decade of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), agriculture continues to occupy a significant position on Africa’s development landscape.

The 12th CAADP PP will help build a shared understanding of country and regional needs and expectations to roll out the Implementation Strategy and Road Map including launching efforts to form technical partnerships to align with and support...

The CAADP Africa Forum is a platform of exchange for people working in agriculture across the continent. It is meant mostly for farmers and farmer representatives, but also for policy makers, manufacturers, traders, retailers, financiers, development workers and others who work in, with or for...

Policy Briefs

L’agriculture demeure le principal pilier de l’économiedes pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest grâce à sa contributi on majeure à la créati on de richesses, à la fourniture d’emplois et à la sécurité alimentaire et nutriti onnelle des ménages, à l’équilibre de la balance commerciale...

Food and Nutriti on security conti nues to pose a challenge to West African countries taking into considerati on rising populati on growth coupled with dwindling natural resources such as land and the stress posed on water resources by climate change. Vegetable producti on is...

The African Union has set a target to “eliminate hunger and food insecurity by 2025.” Both Agenda 2063 and the African Union Summit decision on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation have reaffirmed this commitment (African Union, 2014, 2015). Unfortunately, Africa is not currently...

The Heads of States and Government of the African Union meeting in June 2014, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea adopted two (2) Decisions and two (2) Declarations which directly relate to CAADP and Africa’s agricultural transformation and food security agenda in the 2015-2025 decade.

A big number of investors and financiers in the agricultural sector, especially in crop, livestock and fisheries production encounter risks, whether real or merely perceived, resulting in serious averseness to increasing investments in agriculture. Consequently many farmers have been denied...

In Liberia, investment in Agriculture Rice Value Chain is one of the most eff ecti ve ways to end hunger, improve nutriti on, and drive economic growth and development in country. This can only be done if all the key stakeholders work together to address the issue of high quanti ty rice...

En lien avec les Objecti fs de Développement Durable (ODD), notamment les objecti fs 4 et 8 relati fs à la formati on de qualité et l’emploi décent, il devient de plus en plus important pour les gouvernants de s’intéresser à la formati on des jeunes en vue de leur inserti on...

Policy Report

In this assessment, the status and progress of Kenya on each of the metrics related to the Malabo goals and commitments is evaluated. The metrics defined here deal with goals and commitments at the continental level. Therefore, country-specific goals and targets as well as policy and...

This report summarizes the conclusions of a team of World Bank consultants who visited Cameroon from May 5 to 23, 2013, from July 28 to August 3, 2013, and from February 18 to 22, 2014 to lend support to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER), the Ministry of Livestock,...

This report summarizes the conclusions of a team of World Bank consultants who travelled to Lomé from May 1 through 27 and September 19 through October 7, 2011 to support the Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Elevage et de la Pêche (MAEP) in carrying out a basic agricultural public expenditure...

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, was endorsed in Maputo, Mozambique in 2003 by African Heads of States, to stimulate the reforms necessary for agriculture to have a positive impact on socio-economic growth and sustainable development. ...

An Agriculture Public Expenditure Review (AgPER) analyzes data on public spending from both government and donor sources to assess: (i) the alignment between expenditure patterns within the agricultural sector and stated policy priorities; and (ii) the effectiveness of public spending by...

The African Union has set a target to “eliminate hunger and food insecurity by 2025.” Both Agenda 2063 and the African Union Summit decision on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation have reaffirmed this commitment (African Union, 2014, 2015). Unfortunately, Africa is not currently...

This report summarizes the preliminary findings of a team of World Bank consultants who visited Guinea from January 21 to February 8, 2013 and from July 22 to 28, 2013 to support the Ministry of Agriculture (MAG), the Ministry of Livestock (MAG& EL), the Ministry of the Environment, Water,...

Ten years since implementation in 2003, CAADP has enabled 40 African countries to sign CAADP compacts and 32 NAIPs have been drafted. This is the major achievement highlighted in the presentation by Janet Edeme, Head of Rural Economy Division for the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture....

The NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) held its 31st Session on 25 June 2014 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea prior to the 23rd Assembly of the African Union (AU).

The 31st NEPAD Session primarily deliberated on three (3) major agenda issues:
a)...

In CAADP, the knowledge ecosystem is the CAADP knowledge intensive environment in which individuals, organisations and networks interact in conjunction with their surroundings - CAADP stakeholders, partners, clients, donors, etc.This CAADP...

This Agricultural Public Expenditure Review (AgPER), carried out at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MoAFS), intends to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and equity of future public spending in the sector, and thus contribute to ASWAp successful implementation....

This report summarizes the findings of a team of World Bank consultants who visited Burkina Faso from May 1 to 18, July 17 to August 3, and December 4 to 7, 2012 to support the Ministry of Agriculture and Water (MAH), the Ministry of Animal Resources (MRA), and the Ministry of the Environment...

The National Agricultural Input Voucher Scheme (NAIVS) is a market smart input subsidy program designed in response to the sharp rise in global grain and fertilizer prices in 2007 and 2008. The main aim of the program is to raise maize and rice production, and thus preserve Tanzania’s household...

This project supports the AU Maputo Declaration’s focus on agricultural public expenditure to reduce poverty and increase growth. Progress is accelerating through Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) leadership on strengthening institutional capacity and support...

The report describes Africa’s economic growth since the mid-1990s, generated through improved macroeconomic management and governance, economic and regulatory reforms that have provided a more conducive environment for private sector development and substantially opened up economies, and a...

Press Releases

Accra, Ghana, April 13, 2016 - The 12th CAADP PP began on a high note with more than 300 participants attending the meeting.  The AUC and NEPAD organized meeting brought together Regional Economic Communities, government ministries, farmers’ organisations, the private sector, civil society...

Dakar, Senegal, May 3, 2016 – In order to attract domestic and international private sector investment to the agricultural sector, which represents 14 percent of the GDP and employs 50 per cent of the active population, Senegal has embarked on a journey aimed at improving the business...

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), was endorsed in Maputo, Mozambique in 2003 by African Heads of States, to stimulate the reforms necessary for agriculture to have a positive impact on socio-economic growth and sustainable ...

Publications

Agriculture employs 65 % of Africa’s labour force and accounts for 32 % of the gross domestic product. Although agricultural performance has improved since 2000, agricultural growth is not sustained enough to meet the demand for food security, poverty alleviation and wealth creation.

As currently formulated, the proposed initiatives under the NEPAD Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) focus on investment in three "pillars" that can make the earliest difference to Africa’s agricultural crisis, plus a fourth long-term pillar for research and...

As a celebration of national and regional efforts and achievements, this panorama of country experiences and good practices will not only help intensify the African agriculture transformation underway, but will also promote active participation of citizenry, enhance mutual accountability, and...

Speeches

This 11th CAADP partnership platform is being held in the context of the celebration of the year of Women empowerment and after a landmark summit that celebrated African agriculture last year in Malabo. Let me here convey some messages that we, as a development agency of the African Union...

The 12th CAADP PP meeting will focus on innovative finance and renewed partnership but also recognizes 2016 as the “Year of Human Rights with special focus on Rights for Women”. The meeting will seek to highlight how best to speed up implementation through financial innovation and partnerships...

Toolkits

Based on the Capacity Development Project for Investment and Policy (CAADP - CDPIP) experiences from Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho and Tanzania, this document is a compilation of approaches and resources in nine modules for stakeholders engaged in formulating,...

This Guide presents a framework for preparing annual Agriculture Public Expenditure Reviews and lays down the content and data compilation methods that allow such reports to be produced within approximately three months and about 40 expert days for each of three experts once its framework is...

Following a sluggish start after the signing of the first CAADP country compact in Rwanda, significant momentum has been achieved. By 2009, the CAADP agenda was generating increasing commitments from African governments and Development Partners. The challenge of translating pledges and...

This document is intended as a guiding tool for AU member states and other stakeholders in their efforts to track and report on Government Expenditures for Agriculture as well as to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of budget planning, execution and management in the sector. It will...

Tools and Guidelines

These guidelines are based on a long participatory process that absorbed information from a range of studies, meetings, country visits and events.

 Portuguese Version...

The post-compact review provides guidelines and milestones that need to be fulfilled in order to realise implementation of Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) (write out in full)  after the signing of a CAADP Compact. It sets the road map to facilitate successful...

The overall objective of the programme is, through providing analytical support, to promote the articulation and implementation of strengthened national comprehensive agricultural public expenditure programmes so as to build consensus for increased levels of public expenditure in the sector in...

CAADP‘s Pillar 1 aims to extend the area under sustainable land and water management (SLWM) throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of four continent-wide entry points, or pillars, that CAADP has identified for investment and action in pursuing increased and sustainable productivity in...

The Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) Results Framework is an essential component in facilitating CAADP implementation. It presents the critical actions required to achieve agricultural development agenda targets. The indicators are accompanied by baseline data and...

The purpose of this specialised study is to assist selected governments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to assess whether public resources budgeted for key agriculture sector programmes are effectively reaching the intended programmes and beneficiaries through carrying out a survey tracking...

The ultimate objective of Pillar II is to accelerate growth in the agricultural sector by raising the capacities of private entrepreneurs, including commercial and smallholder farmers, to meet the increasingly complex cost, quality, and logistical requirements of domestic, regional, and...

These guidelines are written for all stakeholders committed to building broad and effective coalitions to lead the transformation of African agriculture. This includes Non State Actors themselves, Government bodies, and Development Partners. The guidelines are...

CAADP Pillar III is a deliberate attempt to ensure that the agricultural growth agenda targets the chronically poor and vulnerable directly, rather than through indirect and hoped for trickle down effects typical of past development policies and programmes. CAADP Pillar III focuses on the...

Looking forward to the next decade, member states and indeed the continent’s leadership, through the various heads of state and government platforms, have underlined the need and urgency to demonstrate RESULTS and IMPACT in the implementation of the CAADP.

The CAADP Programme of Work is a living document which provides guidance on what set of Outputs and Outcomes are expected at various levels and times thereby guiding the determination of locally appropriate set of actions to implement the CAADP Implementation...

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), as the Lead institution for Pillar IV, has developed the Framework for Agricultural Productivity (FAAP) as a tool to be used in implementing Pillar IV. The FAAP was endorsed by African Heads of States during the African Union Summit, Banjul,...

The Guidance Notes provide an overview of the dimensions of capacity to be addressed to achieve the transformational objectives of the CAADP framework. The Guidance Notes outline the principles and core behaviours that represent the required capacity
development in the...

The programme “Strengthening National Comprehensive Agricultural Public Expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa” financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by The World Bank, seeks to improve the impact of scarce public resources spent by Sub-Saharan African governments on...

The Africa Union’s (AU’s) 2014 implementation report “CAADP: Sustaining the momentum into the next decade” reviewed the key issues facing African agriculture in the coming decade that required addressing.

Sustaining the CAADP Momentum to Spur Agriculture Transformation: Achieving Malabo targets through four thematic areas

This document is a contribution to the achievement of the Malabo Declaration Goals of Africa’s agricultural growth and

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AESIF envisions to transform Africa’s Agriculture Education and Training (AET) in order to leverage the quality and quantity of skilled workforce required for the advancement of agricultural growth and the acheivement of targets set in the CAADP Malabo Declaration on accelerated agricultural...

The guide aims to summarise best practices emerging from three years of implementation efforts, and to answer questions that arise in practice. It contains suggested tools or steps to enable all actors in national agricultural value chains to engage effectively in agriculture...

21 November 2017
Rwanda has shown that it is possible for Africa to improve the nutrition of the food its population consumes, while at the same time farmers that grow that food also benefit. This was the lesson that...
27 September 2017
Grow Africa and the inter-professional Association of Pineapple of Benin teamed up to launch the first inclusive pineapple multi-stakeholder platform in Cotonou.
07 August 2017
More than 50 delegates including senior government officials from the Ministries of Finance and Agriculture, representatives from agriculture and food research institutions, the private sector,...
23 June 2017
The economic, social and cultural development of aquaculture is fundamental to Africa. This is because fish is a good alternative to other animal proteins. Aquaculture also has numerous other...
17 January 2017
The NEPAD Agency’s successful support towards development of programmes for fisheries reform in Ghana and Sierra Leone, has led to increased interest by a number of countries in Africa seeking...
  • 31 May 2017

    Theme " Strengthening Mutual Accountability to Achieve CAADP/Malabo Goals and Targets."

  • 03 Nov 2016

    At the continental level the CAADP Partnership Platform and the CAADP Partnership Platform Business Meeting have emerged as fora unique to CAADP and providing the “space” for the shared-learning and joint planning and mutual accountability, respectively. The CAADP PP Business Meeting enables...

  • 11 Apr 2016

    "Innovative Financing and Renewed Partnerships to accelerate CAADP Implementation"

    12-14 April 2016, Accra, Ghana

    The 12th CAADP PP is organised on 11-15 April 2016 in Accra, Ghana,...

Contact:

Email: MwanjaN@nepad.org

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