Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
The agricultural sector employs about 60% of Africa’s labour force positioning it as the key sector that can transform livelihoods, if the right level of investment is provided. This means that Africa as a continent, can contribute to the creation of more jobs and business opportunities on the continent. Women’s economic participation and empowerment in agriculture offers direct benefits not only to women but to the society at large. This in turn, has a strong impact on reducing poverty.
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is a framework that keen on boosting investment to stimulate growth in the agricultural sector. This means bringing together the public and private sectors and civil society – at the continental, regional and national levels – to increase investment, improve coordination, share knowledge, successes and failures, encourage one another and to promote joint and separate efforts.
This Agenda 2063 film analyses the potential of CAADP to engender inclusive economic growth, benefit smallholder farmers, boost food production and end hunger across the continent.