Agriculture Sector Governance

Good sector governance provides a strong foundation from which all sector stakeholders can effect more successful interventions, in accordance with NAIPs and other programme frameworks relevant to the Malabo Declaration. Agricultural sector governance matters because agriculture is still central to addressing rural poverty and improving livelihoods in a sustainable way. Most households in Africa depend on a subsistence agriculture, and so strong sector governance can provide them with the conditions and incentives to reap greater benefits and suffer fewer risks. Strong sector governance can also help the sector to be competitive, enhance investment finance in agriculture and boost intra-African trade.