Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, CAADP, 2003

Sectors : Food security, Agricultural and biotechnology, Agricultural investment and production, Infrastructure General, Gender and social development
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2003
Level: 
Heads Of State
You are viewing a filtered list of commitments, click here to view all commitments in this text

Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“The vision for agriculture is that the continent should, by 2015:
• Attain food security (in terms of both availability and affordability and ensuring access of the poor to adequate food and nutrition);”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Agriculture - Agricultural investment and production

“...The fundamental mutually reinforcing pillars on which to base the immediate improvement of Africa’s agriculture, food security and trade balance are:...
...• Extending the area under sustainable land management and reliable water control systems...

...• Improving rural infrastructure and trade-related capacities for market access...

...• Increasing food supply and reducing hunger...

...Further, to provide the scientific underpinning necessary for long-term productivity and competitiveness, there is a fourth pillar, namely:
• Agricultural research, technology dissemination and adoption...

...The total outlay for the period 2002 to 2015 (including operations and maintenance) for the four pillars is some US$251 billion, apportioned as follows:
• Extending the area under sustainable land management and reliable water control systems: Increasing the area under irrigation (new and rehabilitated) to 20 million ha and improving land management in the same area would require US$37 billion. Operation and maintenance would require an additional US$31 billion.

• Improving rural infrastructure and trade-related capacities for market access: US$92 billion of which US$62 billion would be for rural roads and US$2.8 billion for trade-related capacities for improved market access. The protection of infrastructure investments would require additional allocations for continuing operation and maintenance, totalling some US$37 billion over the period.

• Increasing food supply and reducing hunger: Raising the productivity of 15 million small farms through improved technology, services and policies: US$7.5 billion. There is a "sub-pillar" for emergencies and safety nets, requiring some US$42 billion.

• Agricultural research, technology dissemination and adoption: A total of US$4.6 billion. The above implies an annual investment in core activities under the four "pillars" of some US$17.9 billion between 2002 and 2015, including operations and maintenance costs. As can be seen, the CAADP pays attention to safety nets and emergency-related food and agriculture...”

Scope: 
Africa

“The vision for agriculture is that the continent should, by 2015:
...• Improve the productivity of agriculture to attain an average annual growth rate of 6 percent, with particular attention to small-scale farmers, especially focusing on women;…

...• Achieve the more equitable distribution of wealth;”

Scope: 
Africa

“2.6. Estimated Potential for Investment
The order of magnitude for the investment required to increase the amount of arable land in Africa under improved land and water management from 8 percent (at a 1998 baseline) to 15 percent by 2015 is approximately US$36.9 billion, comprising:

• on-farm and small-scale irrigation development: US$ 14.4 billion;

• strategic rehabilitation of formal, large-scale irrigation schemes: US$ 8.9 billion;

• expansion through new large-scale irrigation development: US$ 13.6 billion…

...In addition, operation and maintenance requirements for all categories of land and water improvement are estimated to reach annually, by the year 2015, some US$3.8 billion, equivalent to an overall expenditure throughout the period of some US$32 billion. These maintenance estimates are based on operational schemes and vary considerably per country...”

Scope: 
Africa