CAADP in practice: Highliting the successes (2011; 703KB)
In establishing CAADP, NEPAD set it a bold goal: to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agriculture. To achieve this goal, CAADP addresses policy and capacity issues across the entire agricultural sector and the African continent.
CAADP is entirely African-led and African-owned and represents African leaders' collective vision for agriculture in Africa. To realise their vision, the leaders agreed to increase public investment in agriculture by a minimum of 10% of their national budgets and to raise agricultural productivity by at least 6%.
Improving the efficiency and output of agriculture is a long-term project that requires not only major improvements in seeds and livestock and the way land is managed, but also reform of attitudes, institutions and policy-making.
So far, eight African countries have exceeded the 10% target and most have made significant progress towards it. Ten countries have met the 6% target and another 19 have achieved productivity growth of between 3% and 6%.
Mutual Accountability Framework for CAADP (2011; 546B)
The primary objective of the CAADP mutual accountability process is therefore to provide ongoing incentives to CAADP Partners to effectively deliver on their commitments and thereby achieve substantive impact on poverty and hunger.
Report of the validation of the CAADP Mutual Accountability Framework (2010; 283KB)
One of the inherent features of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) framework is the resolve to commit proactively and publicly transparency and accountability – and evidently a growing commitment to action, finance and results as a collective responsibility by African governments, development partners, private sector and civil society. CAADP, in this regard offers a coordinating framework to build and align systems and mechanisms including policies and institutional relationships that will entrench mutual accountability in Africa’s development.
This note gives status of progress on CAADP implementation for selected activities. This includes progress towards the Maputo Declaration targets, the CAADP country roundtable processes and compact signing. It also looks other activities such as flagships under the PAF, TerrAfrica and other partnerships.
This report reviews progress in CAADP implementation during the period 2003-2008. It delineates the greatest achievements of CAADP during this period and identifies factors that contributed to successes and factors that are hindering progress. The findings of the review are the product of broad consultation with stakeholders and feedback from an international technical committee drawn from a wide cross-section of partners. The review concludes with a set of recommendations which are aimed at proposing changes in the scope and mandate of CAADP in light of the integration of NEPAD into the African Union, as well as governance structures and financing that will equip CAADP to meet the growing challenges of the development of African agriculture over the next 5-10 years.
Championing Agricultural successes for Africa: Synthesis Report of a Parliamentary Dialogue (2010, 694KB) African parliaments play an increasingly important role in government Budgetary processes. This report provides a summary of the proceeding at the 2006 ‘the Conference Championing Agricultural Successes for Africa's Future in Support of CAADP: Findings of a Parliamentary Conference on NEPAD’, 15-18 May, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa.
CAADP 2009 Annual Report (2010, 2.27MB) This report highlights the main activities of the Agriculture Unit/CAADP during the course of 2009 and explains how CAADP worked with governments and stakeholders in 2009 to build an African consensus on agricultural policy and practice. You also in this document information on CAADP implementation, the AU-NEPAD responses to the high food prices and/or delivery with regard to the strategic functions of the Agriculture Unit in 2009.
Communique to the 6th CAADP PP, April 21-23 2010 (2010, 199KB)
Action Plan for the development of livestock (2010; 2.62MB) Framework for Mainstreaming Livestock in the CAADP Pillars.
Inter-Pillar Engagement Main Synthesis Report (2009; 249KB) This is a workshop report outlining core functions of the CAADP Pillar and related modalities o deliver the Pillar value its country and regional CAADP implementations processes.
CAADP Quarterly Report April - September 2009 (2009; 347KB)
This report presents the main Agriculture Unit/CAADP activities for the periods April to June 2009 and July to September 2009.
CAADP Quarterly Report Jan - Mar 2009.pdf (2009; 370KB)
This report presents the main Agriculture Unit/CAADP activities for the period January to March 2009.
CAADP Annual Report 2008.pdf (2009; 2MB) This report highlights the main activities of the Agriculture Unit/CAADP during the course of 2008. Whether you are looking for information on CAADP implementation, the AU-NEPAD responses to the high food prices and/or delivery with regard to the strategic functions of the Agriculture Unit in 2008 it is all here in this colourful and informative report.
French Version of the CAADP Annual Report 2008.pdf (2009; 2.3MB)
Communique to the 4th CAADP PP, 26-27 March 2009 (2009; 131KB) This report highlights some of the main decisions from the proceedings at the 4th CAADP Partnership Platform Meeting which was held in Pretoria, South Africa between the 26th and 27th of March.
Communiqué du 4eme PP du PPDAA, 26-27 Mars 2009 (2009;209KB)
Agriculture as a pathway to poverty and hunger reduction in Africa (2009; 288KB) In April 2009, Prof. Richard Mkandawire of CAADP received an Honorary Doctorate of Science in Agriculture from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. This paper on agriculture, poverty and hunger reduction in Africa highlights the key remarks made by Prof. Mkandawire at the University's graduation ceremony.
NEPAD Agriculture Unit Progress Report (2009; 498KB) This brief highlights progress made by the Agriculture Unit of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) in implementing some of the main agriculture and food security decisions of the African Union (AU). The report uses CAADP to assess the AU approach and focuses on key crops, fertilizer use, fisheries and responding to climate change.
CAADP 2007 Annual Report Summary (2008; 724KB) This report summary explains how CAADP worked with governments and stakeholders in 2007 to build an African consensus on agricultural policy and practice. It measures progress, analyses budget commitment to agriculture and sets out goals for 2008.
Generic TORs for Joint CAADP-ISFP Missions (2008; 156KB) This document outlines terms of reference for CAADP missions carried out jointly with partners in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Initiative on Soaring Food Prices. It highlights key issues, and objectives and methodology for establishing how to increase smallholder production and improve food security.
Introducing CAADP (2008; 551KB) This brochure outlines the CAADP vision for improving food security in Africa. It looks at how agricultural investment can reduce hunger and poverty and help meet UN Millennium Development Goals, and describes CAADP’s four pillar strategy for achieving these aims.
French Version of the Introducing CAADP Brochure (2008; 294KB)
Building South-South Linkages CAADP and Asia: (2008; 412KB) This brochure explores how African nations can learn from other Southern countries. It explains how harmonisation and alignment of activities can enable partners and donors in the South to make the best use of collective efforts.
NEPAD Agriculture Unit Quarterly Report (2008; 613KB) This report reviews the main activities of the Agriculture Unit of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) from April to June 2008. It highlights the work of the programme within the framework of CAADP’s five key strategic areas, designed to combat rising food prices and food insecurity across Africa.
NEPAD and the CAADP Agenda: Factsheet No. 2 (March 2008; 346KB) This factsheet explains how the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) works to promote and develop the CAADP agenda for agricultural development. It reviews NEPAD’s support in 2007 and outlines areas of work in 2008.
NEPAD Secretariat Agriculture Unit Strategic Plan 2008-2013 (2008; 744KB) This document outlines a five-year strategic plan for NEPAD’s work implementing CAADP. It describes five strategic areas of work, sets out an organisational structure and highlights key principles.
Integrating livestock, forestry and fisheries sub-sectors into the CAADP - Cover page, contents and executive summary (2006; 670KB) This companion document to CAADP elaborates strategies for improving livestock productivity and increasing the production of meat and milk directed towards the three major production systems: (a) mixed crop livestock systems; (b) pastoral systems; and (c) intensive commercial systems. Special attention is devoted to strengthening policy coherence, institutions and implementation capacities.
- Chapter One - Background
- Chapter Two - Livestock, forestry and fisheries
- Chapter Three - Enhancing the role of livestock
- Chapter Four - Integrating forestry
- Chapter Five - Supporting fisheries and acquaculture
2003 CAADP Framework Document (2003; 6.86MB) This document spells out the process and scope of the CAADP framework for development in Africa.
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