AU 2003 Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security

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The Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security and the 10 percent national budget allocation to agriculture development.

At the Second Ordinary Assembly of the African Union in July 2003 in Maputo, African Heads of State and Government endorsed the “Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security in Africa” (Assembly/AU/Decl. 7(II)). The Declaration contained several important decisions regarding agriculture, but prominent among them was the “commitment to the allocation of at least 10 percent of national budgetary resources to agriculture and rural development policy implementation within five years”.

For the latest information on how African countries are performing with regard to this allocation go to: http://www.nepad.org/programme/agriculture-and-food-insecurity-risk-management-afirm

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