11-14 June 2019. Nairobi, Kenya. The four-day CAADP partnership platform, “Enhancing Trade and Market Access for Accelerated Agriculture Transformation,” is an annual continental forum.
It brought together stakeholders in African agriculture and food security sectors with an aim “to address challenges in order to consolidate and accelerate progress towards agricultural transformation in Africa.
- The AU also urged African countries and pan African institutions operating in the agriculture sector “to create an enabling environment for agricultural trade through appropriate policies, governance and institutional arrangements.”
- The AU also stressed the need to enhance investments and market access in the agriculture sector in order to ensure agriculture commercialization and the participation of all players in the value chain, which include African smallholder farmers, the youth and women.
The AU, as part of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) framework, aspires to transform the agriculture sector to realize the continent’s aspiration of ending hunger by 2025.
He spoke on the challenges in achieving enhanced intra-African trade, amongst these he highlighted the need for countries to showcase improved leadership when engaging in partnerships with development partners, silo mentality in the implementation of agriculture programmes at Regional and Country level and the continued lack of similar vision between state and private sector in the agricultural transformation agenda.
CABI’s brochure ‘Breaking Down Barriers –Support for supply chains: improving trade efficiency and profitability’, highlights initiatives and achievements made by the organization over the years working with key partners.