Monitoring and Assessing Targets of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and the First Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in Africa

Authors: 
Omilola, B., M. Yade, J. Karugia, and P. Chilonda.  
Publisher: 
Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) 

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-wide network of regional nodes supporting the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Africa-based centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), to facilitate the implementation of AU/NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). The ReSAKSS nodes offer high-quality analyses to improve policymaking, track progress, document success, and derive lessons for the implementation of the CAADP agenda. The goal of the ReSAKSS Working Paper series is to provide timely access to results of preliminary research and data analysis that relate directly to strengthening ongoing discussions and critical commentaries on the future direction of African agriculture and rural development.

This paper comprehensively monitors and assesses progress of CAADP targets and tracks corresponding progress in key poverty and hunger indicators in Africa. In this regard, the report provides information on the CAADP agenda and the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in Africa by reviewing the progress of implementation and performance against a number of key benchmarks. The report is divided into seven sections. Following Section One, Section Two presents information on the CAADP implementation process and status in different African countries and regions. Section Three tracks the performance and trends of African countries with regard to their public spending commitments. The section also reviews resource allocation to the agricultural sector by African governments and their development partners and determines whether these amounts have been sufficient. Section Four focuses on the agricultural and economic performance indicators, including growth and agricultural productivity. Section Five reviews agricultural trade performance in Africa. Section Six reviews progress made at the regional and national levels toward the poverty reduction and hunger alleviation targets of the first Millennium Development Goal. Section Seven examines the links between agricultural investment, growth, and poverty in selected African countries. Section Eight concludes with policy recommendations.

Publication date: 
1 Juil, 2010 
Source / Citation: 

Omilola, B., M. Yade, J. Karugia, and P. Chilonda. "Monitoring and Assessing Targets of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and the First Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in Africa."  ReSAKSS Working Paper No. 31. 2010.