CAADP website. The 6th partnership platform meeting of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) took place recently in Johannesburg, on 21-23 April 2010. The approximately 200 delegates included representatives of the AU Commission, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Regional Economic Communities, farmers organisations, civil society organisations, knowledge institutions, as well as Pan-African organisations and representatives of 8 development partner agencies. The meeting called upon all parties to make sure that adequate post-compact roadmaps were in place in each country upon signing of the compact, to be followed without delay by the formulation of agricultural investment plans.
Read the Communiqué of the 6th Meeting.
CAADP is the agricultural programme of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), which in turn is a programme of the AU. It focuses on improving food security, nutrition, and increasing incomes in Africa’s largely farming based economies, and 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. In essence, CAADP is about bringing together diverse key players – at the continental, regional and national levels – to improve co-ordination, to share knowledge, successes and failures, to encourage one another, and to promote joint and separate efforts to achieve the CAADP goals.
In addition, CAADP falls under the Partnership on MDGs of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy, and more particularly its priority action to accelerate the achievement of the food security targets of the MDGs, through accelerating the development and implementation of pillar 3 (Food Supply and Hunger) of the CAADP at regional and national levels (with particular attention to the involvement of non-state actors such as farmers associations).