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September 2013

J. van Seters. 2013. CAADP Successes and Challenges. (ECDPM Presentation).

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Ten Years After the Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security in Africa: Dialogue on Progress in West Africa

11- 14 September 2013, Monrovia – Liberia

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1. Ten Years After the Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security in Africa: Dialogue on Progress in West Africa
11- 14 September 2013, Monrovia – Liberia
CAADP successes and challenges
Jeske van Seters, Deputy Programme Manager Food Security

2. CAADP in a nutshell
•  Africa-wide consensus on critical role of agriculture for inclusive growth on the continent
•  Strategic framework instead of just “one shot” programme
•  Beyond 10% and 6% commitments, focus on broader agricultural transformation agenda
•  Making a case for regional integration and coordination
•  Promotes different way of policy-making (evidence-based, inclusive approach, …)

3. Evolving context
•  Rapid population growth, urbanisation & changing consumption patterns
•  Emerging issues: climate change, land acquisitions & food price spikes
•  Stronger engagement BRICS
•  Impressive economic growth on the continent, but food insecurity persists

4. CAADP processes – where countries in different regions stand
•  CAADP processes well under way on the continent
•  West Africa most advanced
Source: Annual Trends and Outlook Report 2011 ReSAKSS

5. Share of public agriculture expenditure – by country
•  Only few countries have achieved the 10% target.
Source: Annual Trends and Outlook Report 2011 ReSAKSS

6. Share of public agricultural expenditure – by region
•  Africa as a whole at halfway the 10% commitment, ECOWAS above continental average
•  Public agricultural expenditures have reduced compared to early 1990s
Source: Annual Trends and Outlook Report 2011 ReSAKSS

7. Agriculture growth rate – by country
Source: Annual Trends and Outlook Report 2011 ReSAKSS

8. Agriculture growth rate – by region
•  African average 2003-2010 is 4.2%, ECOWAS just above continental average with 4.4%
•  Production growth has increased 50% compared to early 1990s 
Source: Annual Trends and Outlook Report 2011 ReSAKSS

9. Global hunger index
•  Food security situation on the continent has improved only modestly compared to the 1990s
•  Progress differs between and within regions, most progress in West Africa
Source: Annual Trends and Outlook Report 2011 ReSAKSS

10. Keys to success: lessons learned
1. Agriculture at top of priorities
•  Ensure quantity and quality of spending
•  Have political champion (Head of State, REC President,..)
2. More comprehensive framework for agricultural transformation, away from ad-hoc project approach
•  PNIAs/PRIAS serve as ‘one stop shops’ for agricultural interventions
•  Alignment of international development partners
3. More inclusive processes for policy-making and implementation
•  Keep up momentum
•  Involve broad range of stakeholders, e.g. public sector, FOs, agri-businesses, transporters, banks, consumers

11. Keys to success: lessons learned (2)
4. Strong institutional capacities are key at national and regional level
•  e.g. stability CAADP focal point, launch of ECOWAP Food and Agriculture Agency, inter- departmental coordination, …
5.  Time now to shift focus from financing CAADP processes to financing investments
•  e.g. promote value-chains, establish market information system,…
6.  Private sector engagement is critical
•  Make corridors work for agriculture and small- holders

12. Way forward
•  Continental efforts to sustain CAADP and build new thrust:
-  mobilisation of domestic resources
-  leveraging private investments
-  focus on delivering results and impact
>> renewed commitments AU Heads of State in 2014. ECOWAS states could pave the way (Sep ‘13 Ministerial, Dec ‘13 Heads of State Summit)
•  Joining forces for ECOWAS to accelerate ECOWAP/CAADP implementation

13. Thank you. Merci. Obrigado.
Jeske van Seters

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