The Spanish Government has approved Euro 3 million (US$ 4 016 064) project proposal that would enable FAO to provide effective support in support to the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in West Africa.
On 16 December 2011, an FAO delegation consisting of the Chief of the Policy Assistance Support Service and the Senior Policy Officer and Focal Point for NEPAD and African Union, visited Madrid and discussed with the Spanish International Development Cooperation (AECID) the main areas of project focus and the next steps for its operationalization.
The meeting agreed to hold a tri-partite meeting - AECID, ECOWAS and FAO - during the second half of January or early February 2011 to discuss in more detail the expected project results and outcomes and to launch preparation of a detailed project document. The project, which is expected to be declared operational in March 2011, will significantly enhance the Policy Assistance Support Service’s technical support to ECOWAS and its member states.
This will be in addition to the US$ 2.8 million Italian funded project, in support of CAADP implementation at national and regional levels, and the US$ 3 million Spanish funded project - Support to the Implementation of the Comprehensive Framework for Action (GCP/GLO/285/SPA) - which although global in scope, a lion share of its budget is used in Africa in support of food security and agricultural development in Africa in the context of CAADP.
See our other projects related to CAADP.