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Roundtable on Sustainable African Agriculture and CAADP 2014 Review: Putting Smallholder Farmers at the Centre of the CAADP Process

28 November 2013

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The objective of this roundtable is to bring together key (AU and EU) stakeholders to discuss issues that are central to sustainable agricultural development and their implications for the CAADP process: land, research, seeds, family and women farming. The timing is right as several key policy processes are currently under review, both at European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) level. Furthermore agriculture will be high on the international agenda in 2014 as it will be the AU Year of Agriculture and Food Security the UN General Assembly has declared it the Year of Family Farming.

The results of this roundtable will hopefully inform the 2014 review of the CAADP framework, currently underway under the leadership of the AU.

For more information, contact Willem Vervaeke at or Karin Ulmer at

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Agenda and list of participants

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For the list of participants, please click here.


The report of the meeting is available here.

Background reading

Concept note

Agricultural Research in Africa: Why CAADP should follow IAASTD

Synopsis on seven international food security and rural development strategies

Lobby Brief on EU Horizon 2020 on research for sustainable agriculture

Lobby Brief on EU CAP Reform 2013 on mitigation GRG emissions

The Role of European Development Finance Institutions in land grabs

Emerging Economies and the Changing Dynamics in African Agriculture: What Role for CAADP?
Dan Lui, Anna Rosengren, Quentin de Roquefeuil, ECDPM Discussion Paper 145, June 2013

The CAADP and Emerging Economies: The Case of Ghana and Brazil
Quentin de Roquefeuil, ECDPM Discussion Paper 146, June 2013

The CAADP and Emerging Economies: The Case of Tanzania
Anna Rosengren, ECDPM Discussion Paper 147, July 2013

The Enriching Business of Nutrition. Market-based Partnerships and Regional Approaches to Nutrition: What Role for CAADP?
Bruce Byiers, Simona Seravesi, ECDPM Discussion Paper 149, July 2013

EU Policy Coherence for Food Security: Aligning Parallel Agendas
Paul Engel, Brecht Lein, Jeske van Seters, Bas van Helden, ECDPM Discussion Paper 153, October 2013

We can create local wealth and jobs and Governments should support family farming more effectively, say West African farmers
Fabien Tondel, Jeske van Seters, ECDPM Talking Points Blog, 26 September 2013

Challenges for Africa-EU Relations 2014

GREAT Insights: Thematic focus on Family farming and food security

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