An Assessment of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition: Synthesis Report

O. Badiane, J. Collins, B. Dimaranan, and J. Ulimwengu

The aim of this synthesis report is to assess the performance of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN), four years after its launch. Specifically, the report analyzes the progress that has been made in achieving commitments made by major stakeholders (government, private companies, and development partners). NAFSN has been an attempt to devise a new approach to development cooperation in the NEPAD era in which African countries asserted more leadership and ownership of the continent’s development agenda and the global community responded to their call for greater alignment. The assessment therefore focuses on three different areas:

  • Adherence to core NEPAD values and principles as articulated in the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP);
  • Achievement of stated NAFSN goals and targets and related commitments by the different parties involved;
  • Lessons to be learned in terms of success factors and guidance for future efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of development cooperation in the agricultural sector.

This report is based on findings of four separate country case studies carried out in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Nigeria by Oluwole Matthew Akinnagbe, Arlène Alpha, Sènakpon Fidèle A. Dedehouanou, Oluwafunmiso Adeola Olajide, Nkechi S. Owoo, and Serge Sédogo.

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