What is CAADP?
Africa-owned and Africa-led, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is the continent's highly ambitious and innovative keystone program to combat poverty and hunger through agricultural development:
CAADP is the agricultural programme of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which in turn is a programme of the African Union (AU). Established by the AU assembly in 2003, CAADP focuses on improving food security, nutrition, and increasing incomes in Africa's largely farming based economies. It aims to do this by raising agricultural productivity by at least 6% per year and increasing public investment in agriculture to 10% of national budgets per year.
Below are resources collected and developed by the Partnership. Click here to go to the NEPAD's CAADP website
Rwanda Post-Compact: High Level Stakeholders Meeting
7-8 December 2009
Kigali Serena Hotel
► Background on Rwanda
► Rwanda's Agriculture Sector
► Agriculture Sector Investment Plan
► Public Financial Management
• PFM MINAGRI Final Report
General CAADP Resources:
2009 and before
Uganda Hosts CAADP Post-Compact High-Level Investment Meeting
The Right Honorable Henry Muganwa Kajura 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda, and the Honorable Fred Omach, Minster for Finance, graced the Uganda CAADP Post Compact High-Level Business Meeting, which was held in Kampala, Uganda from 16th to 17th September 2010. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) and the COMESA Secretariat. Honourable Hope Mwesigye, Minister for MAAIFF, opened the meeting and thanked all participants for supporting the Uganda CAADP process, and for their commitment to the objectives of the Agriculture Development Strategy and Investment Plan (DSIP)...
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AUC-NEPAD and Stakeholders sign CAADP Compact Agreement with Burkina Faso
OUAGADOUGOU 22 July 2010
The African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Development Partners and the Private Sector have signed a Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Program (CAADP) country compact agreement with the Government of Burkina Faso, today, 22 July 2010, in Ouagadougou.
Organized by the AUC and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) jointly with the Government of Burkina Faso, The signing ceremony was preceded by a day-long round table discussion on how to take the CAADP Principles forward. The government of Burkina Faso is expected to meet these principles which reflect the commitment of the AU heads of State and Government and the Maputo Declaration calling for allocation of at least 10% of national budgets to agriculture for accelerating growth to a minimum of 6% per year, which is sufficient for effective poverty alleviation.
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Burkina Faso: Fifth African Agricultural Science week Ends
26 July 2010
Fifth African agric science week ends - The Fifth Annual African Agriculture Science Week and the General Assembly of the Forum for Agriculture Research in Africa (FARA), which attracted about 700 experts, scientists, policy makers as well as media and development partners, rounded off at the weekend in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Do CAADP processes make a difference to country commitments to develop agriculture?
The CAADP is a commitment of African countries to pursue economic growth through agriculture-led development to reduce poverty and hunger on the continent. It stems from the failure of previous interventions on the continent largely attributed to their weak ownership. CAADP is expected to serve as a framework that adds value to national and regional strategies for the development of agriculture. Some of its key principles that are expected to add value are the building of partnerships, dialogue, peer review, and mutual accountability at all levels as well as exploitation of regional complementarities. CAADP countries are expected to achieve 6 percent growth in the agricultural sector and allocate at least 10 percent of the national budget to agriculture.
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Tanzanians adopts CAADP compact for agricultural sector development
Source: Daily News
8 July 2010
Tanzania on Thursday signed the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) compact with President Jakaya Kikwete pledging for the country's more commitment to make agriculture a true accelerator of the economic development..
WFP declares Africa agricultural investment forum a turning point
Source: African Press Organization (APO)
18 June 2010
DAKAR, Sénégal — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today congratulated the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and West African governments on a successful forum on the financing of regional and national agricultural investment plans. WFP said the high-level gathering was a sign of governments’ strong commitment, leadership and vision with regard to reducing hunger and poverty in the region, and was pleased that the investment plans presented prioritize nutrition and access to food for the most vulnerable...