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Implementation Process of the NEPAD Comprhensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)


FAO is committed, along with the entire international community, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, and in particular the First Goal, which aims to halve by 2015 the proportion of people who suffer from hunger, reducing poverty and helping with farming to improve the living standards of all.

Agriculture and Rural Development are crucial to alleviate poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals in Africa. On the one hand agriculture plays a central role in the continent’s economic growth, accounting for about one third of its GDP and the sector in which bulk of employment. On the other hand, agriculture affects the issues of food security, the affordability of social services in rural areas and the preservation of ecosystems and biodiversity. Despite recent progress, the implementation of the Global Development Program of the African Agriculture (CAADP) on the ground is not advanced at the pace hoped. Led by the African countries themselves, CAADP has become a frame of reference, to address agricultural development and the issue of food insecurity on the continent.

In line with the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG 1), this project aims at a significant reduction of hunger and poverty in Africa through agricultural growth and the increase of food production, as a result of effective implementation Program CAADP at national and regional level in African countries. This project aims to prepare proposals and reference documents and was initiated on the basis of the assistance that has always FAO lends to institutions, with a view to strengthening their technical skills in the formulation and implementation of programs and activities.

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