G8 Kananaskis Africa Action Plan

Sectors : Food security, Agricultural investment and production, Gender and economic opportunity, Political governance
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2002
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Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“VII. Increasing Agricultural Productivity

...In support of the NEPAD’s growth and sustainable development initiatives on agriculture, we commit to...

...7.3 Working to improve food security in Africa – including by:
• Working with African countries to integrate food security in poverty reduction efforts and promote a policy and institutional environment that enables poor people to derive better livelihoods from agriculture and rural development;

• Working with appropriate international organizations in responding to the dire food shortages in Southern Africa this year;

• Working with African countries to expand efforts to improve the quality and diversity of diets with micro-nutrients and by improving fortification technologies;

• Supporting African efforts to establish food safety and quality control systems, including helping countries develop legislation, enforcement procedures and appropriate institutional frameworks; and,

• Supporting efforts to improve and better disseminate agricultural technology.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Agriculture - Agricultural investment and production

“VII. Increasing Agricultural Productivity

...In support of the NEPAD’s growth and sustainable development initiatives on agriculture, we commit to...

7.1 Making support for African agriculture a higher international priority in line with the NEPAD’s framework and priorities – including by:
• Supporting the reform and financing of international institutions and research organizations that address Africa’s agricultural development priority needs;

• Supporting efforts to strengthen agricultural research in Africa as well as research related to issues and aspects that are of particular importance to Africa; and,

• Working with African countries to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of ODA for agriculture, rural development and food security where there are coherent development strategies reflected in government budget priorities."

Scope: 
Africa

“VII. Increasing Agricultural Productivity

...In support of the NEPAD’s growth and sustainable development initiatives on agriculture, we commit to...

...7.2...
...• Working with African countries to promote property and resource rights;

• Supporting the main-streaming of gender issues into all agricultural and related policy together with targeted measures to ensure the rights of women for equal access to technology, technical support, land rights and credits;”

Scope: 
Africa

“VII. Increasing Agricultural Productivity

...In support of the NEPAD’s growth and sustainable development initiatives on agriculture, we commit to...

...7.2...
... • Working with African countries to support the development of agricultural infrastructure including production, transportation and markets; and,

• Working with African countries to develop sound agricultural policies that are integrated into Poverty Reduction Strategies.”

Scope: 
Africa