Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Thursday, March 28, 2013

9th CAADP Partnership Platform

25 – 26 March 2013, African Union Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Agency held the 9th Comprehensive African Agriculture Development (CAADP) Partnership Platform (PP) to evaluate progress and achievements made in implementing CAADP.

About 200 delegates from Africa and outside the Continent attended the meeting. Theme: ‘Sustaining the CAADP Momentum - from Decisions and Commitments to Implementation for Results for Impact’

The following meetings were also  held during the same period:
  • AUC/NPCA/RECs Meeting: 23 March 2013
  • EU Ambassador Gary QUINCE (right)
    with President of the African Union
    Commission, Dr Jean PING (left)
  • CAADP PP Business Meeting: 27 March 2013
The Head of the European Union (EU) delegation to the AU, Ambassador Gary Quince, said:
CAADP had become an important instrument for the transformation of the continent. Africa, with 5% economic growth, huge population that will double in the next five years, sixty per cent arable land and a strong labour force, should use agriculture to transform its economy. Africa has the opportunity to feed the world with most of the land suitable for the cultivation of various crops. CAADP is very important in all these, because it helps government to take the right decision. Agriculture will figure more on the agenda of the European Union-African Union relations. I can assure you that we will take CAADP forward.
In the context of sustaining the CAADP Momentum, the sub-themes of the 9th CAADP PP were:
  1. Subtheme 1: Harnessing alternative and emerging financing models for effective agricultural Investment 
  2. Subtheme 2: Strengthening country leadership, ownership, and commitment
  3. Subtheme 3: Establishing instruments and mechanisms for strengthening accountability
  4. Subtheme 4: Fostering policy reforms, institutional change and structural transformation for increased investment in agriculture
Public and Private Financing: How do Lessons and Experiences from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) shape Future Donor support to CAADP? 
Moderator: Prof Monty Jones, FARA
Dr Ousmane Badiane, IFPRI, Director for Africa

Plenary: CAADP's Results, Performance and Impact -Are results being Achieved? A civil society "Bird Eyes View" - “ONE’s 2013 Agriculture. Accountability Report: Is Africa Holding Back or Leaping Forward?

Moderator: Prof Monty Jones, FARA
  • Presentation 1: The Non State Actors (NSA) and enhancing accountability in agriculture -Dr Kalilou Sylla, Executive Secretary ROPPA
  • Presentation 2: The ONE’s 2013 Agriculture Accountability Report; Nachilala Nkombo, ONE
  • Presentation 3: Africa’s Agriculture Development Agenda and commitment to fight hunger and eradicate poverty Haile Gebrselassie 

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