African agribusiness and agro-industries development initiative (3ADI)

A programme framework

With  a  vision  to  spur  the  development  of  competitive,  sustainable  and  inclusive  agro-industries  and
agribusinesses in Africa as a pathway to increased economic growth and food security in the continent, the
African Union Commission (AUC) and its New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) through
the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), are partnering with the African
Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations Economic Commission
for Africa (UNECA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), to launch
the African Agribusiness and Agro-industries Development Initiative (3ADI) during the High-Level
Conference on the Development of Agribusiness and Agro-Industries in Africa (HLCD-3A).

The  major  objective  of  the  3ADI  is  to  increase  private  sector  investment  flows  into  the  agriculture
sector in Africa by mobilizing resources for agribusiness and agro-industrial development from domestic
and  international  financial  systems.    The  Initiative  will  support  a  well-coordinated  effort  by  African
governments, regional bodies, relevant UN and other international agencies, as well as the private sector
to share knowledge and harmonize programmes in ways that capture synergies, avoid fragmented efforts
and enhance developmental impacts. It will also support an investment programme that will significantly increase the proportion of Africa’s agricultural produce that is transformed into differentiated high-value products,  such  that  by  2020  more  than  50  percent  of  the  continent’s  food  products  sold  in  local  and national markets will be in processed form. [...]

  Agribusiness development, Food and agricultural industries
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