FAO 28th Regional Conference for Africa: CAADP implementation

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FAO 28th Regional Conference for Africa: CAADP implementation

  1. 1. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development FAO 28th Regional Conference for Africa 24 – 28 March 2014, Tunis (Tunisia) State of Food and Agriculture in the Africa Region and CAADP Implementation with a Specific Focus on Small Holder Farmers and Family Farming
  2. 2. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development Progresses have been made but there still remains a lot to do: “Although agriculture grew at a moderate rate, this growth has contributed to significant reductions in poverty in many African countries” •Average GDP growth was 4.8% between 2000-10 • Compared to 2.1% in the previous decade (1990-99) •The Ag sector annual GDP growth rates were 3.2% and •3.0% respectively for the two decades Poverty rates declined marginally from 56% in 1990 to 49% in 2010, leaving 388 million in extreme poverty (more than 50% and 239 million chronically undernourished)
  3. 3. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development 2014 is at the heart of Agriculture in Africa International Year of Family Farming AU year of Agricultural and Food Security 10 years of CAADP implementation
  4. 4. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development 10 years of CAADP implementation: Engagement in the CAADP process CAADP Compacts signed Investments plans formulated Business organised 46 countries launched CAADP process 40 countries compacts 3 Regional compacts 28 National Investment Plans 2 Regional Investment Plans 25 business meetings 1 Regional business meting Mobilisation of resources 15 received GAFSP funds 2003-2010: 13 countries met or surpassed 10% in any single year
  5. 5. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development In addition: • CAADP serves as an important point of departure for governments in their engagement with domestic international private investors; • Agriculture is linked to the political and policy agenda; • Political commitment to increased budgetary allocations; • Mobilised African stakeholders around a common agenda; • Promoted regional integration and coordination and reinforced the capacities of continental and regional institutions. “However, progress has not been enough to achieve CAADP target of both a 10% budget share and 6% annual growth for agriculture”
  6. 6. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development Still more challenges to overcome and opportunities to be seized: • High expectations of mobilization of new external resources, creating a financial dependency to which only donors could respond; • Insufficient attention on making markets work; • Weak inter-ministerial and inter-sectoral coordination; • Non-alignment of donors programmes with CAADP national policies and programmes and strategies; • Insufficient involvement of African financial institutions (Banks, private equity and investment banking); • Consistent application of measures promoting regional integration.
  7. 7. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development CAADP 2014-2023 RESULTS FRAMEWORK Level 1 – Contribute to Africa socio-economic development (Wealth Creation; Resilience; Improved Food and Nutrition Security) Level 2 – Sustained Inclusive agriculture growth: agriculture growth, jobs, poverty reduction Level 3 – Transformational Change as a result of CAADP: Conducive environments; systemic capacity INPUT: CAADP SUPPORT, TOOLS, PROCESSES, CAPACITY BUILDING, PEER REVIEW MECHANISMS Impact to which CAADP contributes (indirect link) Changes in African agriculture resulting from the implementation of CAADP approach are measured at this level 2.1 Increased agriculture production and productivity 2.2 Better functioning agriculture markets, increased markets, access and trade 2.3 Increased private sector investment along the agriculture value chain 2.4 Increased availability and access to food and access to productive safety nets 2.5 Improved management of natural resources for sustainable agriculture production Added value of CAADP support and interventions to institutional transformation and CAADP operational effectiveness is measured at this level 3.3 More Inclusive and evidence based agriculture planning and implementation processes 3.2 More efficient / stronger institutions 3.1 Improved and Inclusive policy design and implementati on capacity 3.4 Improved partnership between private and public sector 3.5 Increased public investment in agriculture achieving better value for money 3.6 Increased access to quality data, informat ion and an informed public
  8. 8. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development CAADP's success will depend on: • Strengthening policy and programme implementation capacity; • Promoting policy and regulatory measures to stimulate private investment; • Mobilising domestic resources for catalytic government investment; • Facilitating public-private partnerships; • Strengthening non-state actor involvement; • Coherent results frameworks and accountability mechanisms to achieve impact.
  9. 9. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development The Conference’s discussions and decisions should focus on three priority areas of action needed to accelerate agricultural transformation: • Provide a stable, enabling environment for investment by the domestic private sector, including smallholder and family farmers; • Invest in a home-grown science, technology and learning agenda that is responsive to the needs and goals of farmers, especially smallholder farmers and family farmers; and, • Identify how CAADP can more effectively contribute to building systemic capacity for results-oriented action and implementation. • .
  10. 10. ARC-28 African Youth In Agriculture and Rural Development Key recommendations to be considered: • Integrate nutrition goals and nutrition-sensitive agriculture investments into agriculture sector plans; • Increase public investments in agriculture in respect of the Maputo; • Intensify efforts to address the binding constraints to improved productivity, incomes and food security of smallholder farms and family farmers; • Promote inclusivity and effective joint engagement of state and non state actors at regional, national and local levels to foster accountability, transparency, performance, and competitiveness of the agri-food system and commodity value chains. • Stronger coordination with private sector and civil society

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