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Is African Agricultural Policy off to a false start ? about the CAADP

Author(s) : Pierre Baris ; Marc Lévy
Place of publication Editor Date of publication
Nogent-Sur-Marne Gret 2012/10
électronique, Imprimé - 4 p.
Summary

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of René Dumont’s book, L’Afrique noire est mal partie (later published in English as False Start in Africa), and the 10th anniversary of the African Union (AU) that now speaks for the continent. In Maputo in 2003, the Heads of State and Government promised to devote 10% of their national budgets to agriculture and adopted the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). This program aims to eradicate hunger and alleviate poverty through agriculture (Millennium Development Goal) under the umbrella of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), now an AU program. What has this program for African agriculture accomplished in the current context of food tension and in light of some of René Dumont’s reflections? This examination focuses more on the process and its aims than on the outcome because implementation times are long and analysis of “what has been done” is poorly documented.

 


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