Advancing Country-led Accountability for Performance in the Ag Sector: Africa’s CAADP Biennial Review
Addressing Africa’s agricultural challenges has the potential to unlock inclusive economic growth, benefit smallholder farmers, boost food production and end hunger. It is for this reason that African heads of state and governments signed a declaration on Agriculture and Food Security in Maputo, Mozambique in July 2003, creating the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) to increase public investment in agriculture by a minimum of 10 percent of national budgets, and to raise agricultural productivity by at least 6 percent.
In 2014, as part of the Malabo Declaration, African Union Member States committed to report biennially on implementation of CAADP through the Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) which lays out 47 indicators.
The inaugural 2017 Biennial Review (BR) Report and AATS, the first of its kind in Africa, was launched and endorsed by the AU General Assembly in January 2018. The second BR report was presented at the AU General Assembly in February of this year.
This webinar will explore the BR as a tool for direction, tracking performance and learning to achieve better results in improving livelihoods and creating shared prosperity. We will explore findings from the most recent 2019 Biennial Review and seek to understand experiences at the country and regional levels as well as that of non-state actors in the BR process.