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CAADP Policy Brief series


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.


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.


Future Agricultures at ICAAAE conference


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'.


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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CAADP at 10: Progress toward agricultural prosperity


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).