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ActionAid, FMARD Boost Campaign to End Hunger in Africa

Actionaid-Nigeria, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), organized a national dialogue to deliberate on the 2021 Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) report, towards achieving the dream of ending hunger in Africa by 2025.

Actionaid-Nigeria, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), organized a national dialogue to deliberate on the 2021 Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) report, towards achieving the dream of ending hunger in Africa by 2025.

The Assistant Director, CAADP focal point, FMARD, Ibrahim Mohammed, during the National Dialogue in Abuja, analyzed Nigeria’s performance in his presentation titled: “Nigeria’s Performance in the Third BR Process: Successes, Challenges, and Possible Solutions.”

The African Union (AU) Summit in Maputo, Mozambique in 2003, made the first declaration on CAADP as an integral part of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to ensure food security in the continent.

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CAADP is Africa’s policy framework that aims to help the continent eliminate hunger and reduce poverty by promoting economic growth through agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, and economic growth and prosperity for all.

Mohammed identified some of the inhibiting challenges for the country to meet the AU/CAADP Malabo minimum of 10 per cent of member countries’ total budget allocation to agriculture as including an inadequate budgetary provision for the sector, the inability of the country to conduct agriculture census and other related surveys, and inadequate ICT infrastructure, among others.

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The Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Mrs. Ene Obi, at the program disclosed that the interaction was to support Nigeria and Africa to be on track, in actualizing the 2014 Malabo Declaration Commitment, while stressing the need for proper data collection to measure the performance in relation to national development.

“For Nigeria to be on track in meeting the 2014 Malabo Declaration Commitments going forward, we hope that the three tiers of government would commit 10 per cent of their annual budgets to the agriculture sector required to support at least six per cent growth rate for the sector as postulated in the CAADP framework. Obi noted.

 

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