Friday, 26 October 2007

Aligning the CAADP and the ‘triple A’

Speaking at the second Brussels Briefing on ‘Advancing African agriculture‘, Martin Bwalya of NEPAD stressed the role of agriculture in terms of the wider sustainable development agenda, poverty alleviation and reaching the MDGs.

In his view, what it is new at this stage in Africa is the political will and commitment to enhance the role of agriculture, with a real shift of mindset in terms of ownership of agricultural policies.

These new elements are clearly characterized by the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which is far more than just a tool for resource mobilisation: CAADP is about partnership, collaboration, institutional reform, and internalization and local ownership at all level.

For additonal video interviews see CTA Brussels briefings

Angel Elias Daka of COMESA on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

IFAD’s Ides de Willebois told participants that increasing the productivity of small holders remains the main challenge.

ODI’s Steve Wiggins argues that the statistics do not necessarily show African agriculture to be in crisis

Representing the European Food security group of Concord, Gerhard Schmalbruch brought the perspectives of European civil society organisations.

1 comment:

  1. Hi François,

    The link to Brussels Briefings seems to be broken..
    The correct url is

    See from there links to French version and different feeds for stories, presentations and videos..

    Next briefings will be 13 February, on 'The climate challenge for ACP agriculture'

    Hope this helps!



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