New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is Africa’s policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth and prosperity for all. Specifically, CAADP aims to stimulate and facilitate increased agricultural performance through improvements in policy and institutional environments, access to improved technologies and information, and increased investment financing. CAADP is a part of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD Agency provides implementation support to AU Member States, working closely with the African Union Commission, Regional Economic Communities and development partners.
CAADP implementation is a country process. Everything related to decisions, actions and implementation is within the responsibility and custodianship of country systems with Governments taking special leadership roles. So CAADP in this way also represent a clear country led initiative and the thrust for in-situ evidence-based analysis and prioritisation also ensure the agenda is local and reflects needs and aspirations of the local communities
The African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Agency and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are working with various players and stakeholders– local, regional and international, bilateral and multilateral, private, public and civil society – in rallying coordinated and coherent programmes and initiatives to support countries (and regions in terms of the regional agriculture development programmes) along the four specific segments of the country CAADP implementation process. At country level, the support is organised and coordinated through the offices of the Permanent Secretary (Principal Secretary) in the Ministry of Agriculture. The Country CAADP Team is a multi-partner team coordinated within the office and powers of the Permanent Secretary and is responsible for the legwork in coordination and championing CAADP implementation in the country.
1. NEPAD Heads of State of Government (of 20 African countries) provides leadership to the NEPAD process, sets policies, priorities, and the programmes of action.
2. NEPAD Steering Committee (consists of the personal representatives of African Heads of States) provides policy guidance and strategic advice to NEPAD
All African Union member states.