Food & Agriculture

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is an initiative launched in 2003 by the African Union (AU). This was done through its NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA), whose focus is on boosting the agricultural sector policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of CAADP is to help African countries reach a higher path of economic growth. Agriculture-led development is the agenda, which eliminates hunger, reduces poverty and food insecurity, and facilitates expansion of exports. CAADP represents a major departure from past practice by putting the agricultural agenda, at the forefront of the development debate in Africa. As of April 2013, 30 countries have signed the compacts for CAADP and 21 National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs) have been developed

 

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme - CAADP (PDF)