Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, CAADP, 2003

Sectors : Agricultural and biotechnology, Agricultural investment and production, Food security, Infrastructure General
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
2003
Level: 
Heads Of State
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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