CAADP - ACHIEVING PROSPERITY THROUGH AGRICULTURE IN AFRICA
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist|November 2020
Africa is bestowed with vastly abundant environmental and agricultural resources, yet the continent has remained a net food importer.
CHIGOZIE N. UDENSI

This is due to a combination of the stagnating agricultural production and the rising demand for food, intensified by the depletion of environmental condition. In response to this challenge is the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP); the strategic policy structure of the African Union for the African continent’s agricultural development. The African Union (AU) and NEPAD founded CAADP in 2003. It aims to achieve an annual growth rate of approximately 6% in the gross domestic agricultural product of each of the participating countries by investing at least 10% of the national budgets in the agricultural sector each year.

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