Third CAADP BR cycle: 2019 - 2021
The third BR report was released under special context, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in early 2020
The third CAADP BR Report highlighted the midway progress made by African Union Member States in the implementation of the Malabo commitments and goals aimed for 2025 and embarking on preparation of the second AU CAADP Business Plan for the 2022-2025 period. Thus, this report provides valuable information in orienting, preparing and implementing the second AU CAADP Business Plan.
The third BR report was released under special context, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in early 2020, The pandemic took a toll not only on the health of our population but economies including the agriculture sector were greatly impacted. This unprecedented pandemic disrupted the food systems including impacting the input and output markets, production of the various commodities by smallholder farmers consisting mainly women and youth.
The effects of the pandemic on Africa’s food systems were exerbated by other shocks during the reporting period among them the locust outbreaks in 2020 in the horn of Africa, the fall armyworm in 2018 and 2019, and extreme weather patterns due to climate change. The rising security challenges posed by terrorism threats in the Sahel region is also noteworthy as we are reporting on the performance of the affected countries against the Malabo targets.