The African Union Commission (AUC) Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Rhoda Peace Tumusiime alongside the Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD Agency, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, are billed to grace the 9th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform.
The two-day meeting scheduled for African Union Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, NaijaAgroNet gathered would hold between Monday 25 and Tuesday 26, 2013, with the theme “Sustaining the CAADP Momentum - from Decisions and Commitments to Implementation for Results and Impact.”
The continental annual forum which brings together stakeholders in African agriculture, would be graced by President of Benin, H.E Boni Yayi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E Hailemariam Desalegn and AUC Chairperson, H.E Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Also expected in attendance would be High level African Leadership, Regional Economic Communities, government ministries, farmers’ organizations, the private sector, civil society, development partners, donor communities, the African Union Commission, and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development stakeholders involved in agricultural development.
NaijaAgroNet recollects that the CAADP PP is a programme that facilitates practitioners, especially country level players and other stakeholders to share and learn lessons.
In addition, the 9th CAADP PP would build on the discussions and outcomes of the 8th CAADP PP but with more focused attention on implementation, results and impact.
This year’s theme NaijaAgroNet learnt is within the broader CAADP framework of eliminating hunger, job creation and reducing poverty through agriculture.
The theme on “Sustaining the CAADP momentum” according to the organizers, is aimed directly at renewing the thrust of CAADP by providing a clearer perspective and the overall role of agriculture in the economic transformation of the continent.It will particularly aim to examine achievements and successes during the past 10 years of CAADP in order to achieve CAADP objectives. The 9th CAADP PP will take into account the creation of a platform for “CAADP at 10”, which will provide an opportunity to reflect on drawbacks in order to impress a new thinking and visioning on how to transition the CAADP agenda into the next decade.
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