Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, March 30, 2015

11th CAADP Partnership Platform

NEPAD and FAO launched the rural youth project
25-26 March 2015. Johannesburg, South Africa. 11th CAADP Partnership Platform. Hundreds of people including farmer organisations, agriculture government officials and African Union representatives gathered in Johannesburg this week for the 11th Partnership Platform (PP) on Africa's policy framework for agricultural transformation - the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).

This is the first Partnership Platform since the Malabo Declaration was agreed by African Union Heads of State and Government in 2014. The Declaration is a set of ambitious concrete goals for agricultural growth and transformation in Africa to be reached by 2025. See concept note

Its theme this year was "Walking the Talk: Delivering on Malabo Commitments on Agriculture for Women Empowerment & Development". The overall objective was to shape how the Malabo ambitions and new specific commitments will be translated into action, results and impact; focusing on the systemic institutional and policy changes that are being targeted to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of CAADP efforts.
  1. Sub-theme 1: Walk the Talk: Ending Hunger by 2025
  2. Sub-theme 2: Walk the Talk: Inclusive Agricultural Growth and Transformation
  3. Sub-theme 3: Walk the Talk: Boosting Intra-African Trade
  4. Sub-theme 4: Walk the Talk: Building Resilience to Reduce Vulnerability
  5. Sub-theme 5: Walk the Talk: Mutual Accountability to Actions, Results and Impacts
"Regional Economic Communities (RECs) should have a stronger role in CAADP implementation. RECs are better positioned than continental institutions in helping Member States in their own CAADP processes. And they have another advantage, they can learn from each other on designing and implementing the regional compacts and investment plans that are crucial complements to the national CAADP plans. Capacity strengthening for RECs themselves is key, both to strengthen their national level support and for the implementation of regional CAADP investment plans (including more policy enforcement capacity for regional decisions).Francesco Rampa, Head of the European Centre for Development Policy Management's Food Security programme
Audio Gallery
Walking the Talk 11th CAADP PP (UBC Radio) 26 Mar 2015
11th CAADP PP Keynote Address (UBC Radio) 25 Mar 2015

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