Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / News / African News RSS ← Back

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Sponsored by


Article Enquiry

New commitments made to boost African farm investments

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Embed Video

New commitments made to boost African farm investments

26th April 2010

By: Loni Prinsloo


Font size: -+

Increased commitments to boost investments in Africa's agricultural sector was made at the sixth Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform meeting, which was held in Johannesburg recently.



During the meeting, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) planning and coordinating agency, as well as other development partners noted the progress in defining a postcompact strategy to complete the design of investment plans, and agreed on funding and policy-related modalities of implementing these plans.

It was also recommended that the name of investment plans be changed to the ‘Agricultural and Food Security Investment Plans'.



AUC rural economy and agriculture commissioner Tumusiime Peace urged stakeholders to ensure the quality of agriculture and food security investment plans at a country level and to ensure that these were funded.


Further, emphasis was placed on the need for Nepad's planning and coordinating agency to better coordinate with the regional economic communities to ensure implementation at country level.


The need for all parties to ensure sufficient country leadership in the postcompact process, as well as the engagement of farmer organisations, the private sector, and civil society organisations was also stressed.


The meeting noted the progress of several countries in their budget share for agricultural development, especially after the Maputo Declaration, while also considering the implementation of the medium- term expenditure frameworks and its possible restrictions.



To subscribe email or click here
To advertise email or click here

Comment Guidelines

About is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now