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The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) and Africa Lead Project co-organized a regional workshop on April 11 – 13, 2012 at Nairobi to provide capacity support for the establishment of country Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS) in support of CAADP implementation.
The workshop on Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Agricultural Policy and Investment Planning and Implementation in Africa brought together more than 30 country and regional stakeholders from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mozambique, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, South (...)
When the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was established by the African Union assembly in 2003, African countries had a clear goal in mind : to eliminate hunger, reduce poverty and increase food security through agricultural investment and growth. To achieve this goal, African leaders committed to allocate a minimum of 10% of the national budgets to the agriculture sector and to raise agricultural growth to at least 6% per year.
Nine years have passed, a total of 30 African governments have signed the CAADP compact and 23 countries have completed their (...)
The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted a consultative meeting earlier this month to address the problem of volatile and soaring food prices in West Africa. The FAO reports that commodities in West African countries, (along with the rest of the global economy), are witnessing seasonal price increases for staple foods, including but not limited to livestock products, cooking oils and sugar. ECOWAS Member States have also experienced several floods which have led to a drop in production in (...)