Agenda 2063

Transforming African Agriculture by 2025

The Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), is an Agenda 2063 continental initiative that aims to help African countries eliminate hunger and reduce poverty by raising economic growth through agriculture-led development.

Through CAADP, African governments agreed to allocate at least 10% of national budgets to agriculture and rural development, and to achieve agricultural growth rates of at least 6% per annum. Underlying these investment commitments are targets for reducing poverty and malnutrition, increasing productivity and farm incomes, and improving the sustainability of agricultural production and use of natural resources.

CAADP also supports countries to enhance resilience to climate variability through development of disaster preparedness policies and strategies, early warning response systems and social safety nets.

CAADP Priority Areas


Extending the area under sustainable land management and reliable water control systems


Improving rural infrastructure and trade-related capacities for market access


Increasing food supply, reducing hunger, and improving responses to food emergency crises


Improving agriculture research, technology dissemination and adoption

Development Goals

The Seven Malabo Commitments

Recommitment to the principles and values of the CAADP process

  • Pursue agriculture-led growth strategy to achieve targets on food and nutrition security
  • Boost growth through regional cooperation and implementation of CAADP
  • Apply evidence-based planning, policy, dialogue review and accountability
  • Use of partnerships and alliances including farmers, agribusiness, and civil society

Enhancing investment finance in agriculture

  • Uphold 10% public spending target
  • Create and enhance policy and institutional systems for private investment in agriculture, agri-business and agro-industries (priority to local investors)
  • Operationalization of Africa Investment Bank

Ending hunger by 2025 

  • At least double agricultural productivity (focusing on Inputs, irrigation, mechanization) 
  • Reduce Post-Harvest Losses at least by half by 2025
  • Improve Nutrition: reduce stunting to 10% and underweight to 5% by 2035

Reduce poverty by half, by 2025, through inclusive agricultural growth and transformation

  • Sustain annual agricultural GDP growth of at least 6%.
  • Establish / strengthen inclusive public-private partnerships for at least 5 priority agricultural commodity value chains w/ strong linkage to smallholder agric. 
  • Create job opportunities for at least 30% of the youth in agricultural value chains
  • Preferential entry & participation by women and youth in gainful and attractive agribusiness

Boosting intra-African trade in agricultural commodities & services

  • Triple intra-Africa trade in agricultural commodities and services
  • Policy: Fast track Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) & transition to a continental Common External Tariff (CET) scheme
  • Policy: Facilitate agriculture-related trade negotiations and partnership agreements

Enhancing resilience of livelihoods & production systems to climate variability and other shocks

  • Ensure that by 2025, at least 30% of farm/pastoral households are resilient to shocks
  • Enhance investments for resilience initiatives
  • Mainstream resilience and risk management

Strengthening mutual accountability to actions and results

Through the CAADP Result Framework:

  • conduct a biennial Agricultural Review Process
  • Foster alignment, harmonization and coordination for peer review and mutual accountability
  • Strengthen capacities for knowledge and data generation 
Contact us

For questions
to the CAADP team