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CAADP Policy Brief series

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Our CAADP policy briefs respond to the developing issues addressed by the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme, exploring the implications of new research for policy-making and practice.

So far 12 briefs have been published, and many translated into French: they can be downloaded for free below. Future Agricultures continues to engage with CAADP through meetings and publications. Our dedicated co-ordinator for CAADP is Sam Asuming-Brempong.

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African agriculture: lessons learned

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Future Agricultures researcher Steve Wiggins gave a talk on “African agriculture in a changing global context: lessons learned” at a briefing in Brussels on 2 October.

The 33rd CTA Brussels Development Briefing on “The key Drivers of Agricultural transformation in Africa” is organised in partnership with NEPAD/CAADP.

The Briefing took place on Wednesday  2 October 2013 from 8.30 -13.00 (CEST).

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The video of the event is available to stream online.

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How Future Agricultures supports CAADP

Sam Asuming-Brempong, our CAADP co-ordinator, explains how Future Agricultures is providing evidence and engaging with CAADP, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, as we implement a new regional Africa-based structure.

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Future Agricultures at ICAAAE conference

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Future Agricultures was at the 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE), held on 22-25 September 2013 in Tunisia.

Sam Asuming-Brempong attended the conference to highlight recent work on the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).

Dr Asuming-Brempong presented insights on the political processes around the implementation of CAADP. His presentation was part of a panel session on 'Improving CAADP implementation' on Day 4 of the conference. Dr Asuming-Brempong also chaired one of the sessions on Day 2, on the subject of 'Analysing input markets'.

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CAADP at 10: Progress toward agricultural prosperity

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In 2003, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was set up to address fundamental obstacles to African agricultural development. Poor productivity, and a lack of investment, were identified as major problems. Now, 10 years on, a new paper, CAADP at 10: Progress Toward Agricultural Prosperity, looks at the progress made by CAADP.

The lead author is Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Director of the Africa Growth Initiative, and the co-authors include FAC member John Omiti (KIPPRA).

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