What are the main drivers for change for CAADP, the framework for African agriculture development?
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After ten years in existence of CAADP, Martin Bwalya elaborates on the proceedings from the Joint AU Ministers of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development that the AUC hosted in Ethiopia beginning of May.
- Next to achievements and appreciation for multisectoralism, he sees the need to incorporate resilience aspects into future endeavours and comments on criticism that had been voiced in Addis about the overall approach to developing African agriculture.
- Martin speaks of many decades in which African agriculture had been viewed solely as a development sector rather than a business which could create wealth; one that had been in constant need of public support and never realised a viable strategy to take a footing on.
The interview was conducted in collaboration with ECDPM.