GCP/INT/100/ITA - Support to the Implementation Process of the NEPAD Comprhensive Afica Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

Region Interregional & Global
Subregion Interregional & Global
Objective The objective of the project is the significant reduction of hunger and poverty in Africa in line with the Millennium Development Goal 1, through sustained agricultural growth and food production as a result of effective implementation of CAADP.
Activities and Outcomes As a political and economic strategy to combat the recurrent food crises, in 2003, African Heads of State and Governments adopted the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) to rationalize and revitalize agriculture and rural development, and also achieve the MDGs. CAADP has now become an Africa-led and Africa-own framework to tackle agricultural development and food insecurity in the African continent, recognized by the international community. This project therefore aims at addressing the capacity gaps at the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordination Agency (NPCA) and at the African Union Commission (AUC) Department for Rural Economy and Agriculture (AUC-DREA) and to assist countries in starting effective implementation of CAADP under three strategic and interlinked objectives: (i) strengthening the capacities of NPCA and AUC-DREA; (ii) operationalization of Compacts to advance CAADP implementation in 11 countries; and (iii) improving coordination of donor support and promoting South-South Cooperation. The project builds upon past FAO assistance to the Agriculture Unit of NPCA and of the AUC-DREA with the view of strengthening their technical capacity in the formulation and effective implementation of programmes and activities in support of political and financial resources mobilization for CAADP. The project works in cooperation with partners of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development and of the CAADP Development Partners Task Team who organize the annual CAADP Partnership Platform meeting. It is implemented in coordination with other ongoing projects and programmes, also implemented by FAO and other development partners in order to ensure complementarities and avoid duplication of efforts.
Donor Italian Government
Implementing agency FAO
Duration 2010 - 2013
Budget USD 2,800,000
Project status Active

Involved Instituions


Weldeghaber Kidane:

FAO Lead Technical Unit Officer