The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) works to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agricultural development. Their work falls under 4 pillars: land and water management, market access, food supply and hunger, and agricultural research. CAADP evolved from the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), a programme created by the Africa Union at the turn of this century. NEPAD is spearheaded by a consortium of African leaders with a common goal: transform Africa’s growth, development and participation in the global economy.
CAADP is the African-led framework set up by NEPAD to increase food production in Africa. To reach their goals, a united front of African governments agreed to increase public investment in agriculture by 10% of their national budgets and boost agricultural productivity by at least 6%. Currently, 9 countries (Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania) have exceeded this target. At least 26 countries in Africa have signed CADDP Compacts - a roadmap for strengthening agricultural and rural development strategies in African countries and incorporating CAADP goals into their agricultural agendas.
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