Emerging Economies and the Changing Dynamics in African Agriculture: What role for CAADP?


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    Emerging economies are increasingly active in the African agricultural sector, bringing forth new opportunities and challenges. To ensure a sustainable agricultural development, African stakeholders need to be in the driving seat, with clear policies on how partners’ support can provide the most benefits. By ensuring greater alignment with the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), African governments could better direct support and investment in line with the respective comparative advantages of partners, while creating more certainty for investors from all countries. As more emphasis is being placed on the role of the private sector and investment, both from emerging and traditional players, agricultural development frameworks such as CAADP need to ensure that these investments promote agricultural growth that also benefits smallholders. Investments in land are a case in point. 

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