The Future of African Agriculture and CAADP

The future of African Agriculture and CAADP

Tuesday 15th July, 2:00 – 4:00, Committee Room G, UK Houses of Parliament

2014 is the African Union Year of Agriculture and Food Security and the 10th Year of CAADP, the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme established by the AU Assembly to focus on improving food and nutrition security and increasing incomes in Africa’s largely farming based economies.

CAADP aims to do this by raising agricultural productivity by at least 6% per year and increasing public investment in agriculture to 10% of national budgets per year. Ten years after its introduction 40 countries have successfully signed up to country-level agricultural policy and strategy commitments and a proportion have followed through to investment.

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2014 Borlaug Dialogue - Can We Sustainably Feed the 9 Billion People On Our Planet By 2050?

Caterers in Ethiopia rationing food

2014 Borlaug Dialogue - The Greatest Challenge in Human History: Can we sustainably feed the 9 billion people on our planet by the year 2050?

October 15-17, 2014, Des Moines, Iowa – Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel

As we conclude the yearlong centennial observance of the birth of our founder, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, the 2014 Borlaug Dialogue international symposium will draw upon Dr. Borlaug's legacy and address “The Greatest Challenge in Human History: Can We Sustainably Feed the 9 Billion People on our Planet by the Year 2050?” The Dialogue will give special emphasis to the powers of intensification, innovation and inspiration to uplift smallholder farmers and meet the increasing demand for nutritious food.

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Catalyzing Climate Action - 2014 UN Climate Summit

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon will host a Climate Summit in September 2014 as an integral part of his strategy to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition, drawing on his global convening power and harnessing the full strength of the UN system, working in partnership with all sectors of society.

The Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level – all UN Member States, as well as finance, business, civil society and local leaders from public and private sectors – to:

  • Catalyze ambitious action on the ground to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience and;
  • Mobilize political will for an ambitious global legal agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.
  • Leaders are invited to bring bold announcements and actions to the 2014 Climate Summit.

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Farming Subsidies and Food Security Event

Trade Out of Poverty and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture & Food for Development are pleased to invite you to a seminar discussion: “Farming Subsidies and Food Security” on Tuesday 13th May, 5:00 – 6:30, Committee Room 16, House of Commons.

  • 842 million people, around 1 in 8, are estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger
  • In 2012, support to farmers across the OECD amounted to $259bn, more than double the $125.6bn they provided in development assistance

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African Green Revolution Forum 2014

About 200 spokespeople from private businesses, representatives of governments, development agencies, NGOs, and three representatives of farmers’ organizations gathered in Maputo, Mozambique from September 4 - 6 for the African Green Revolution Forum 2013. The overall theme for the forum was "scaling up and financing inclusive agribusiness through transformative public-private partnerships."

The three days of the forum were filled with interesting round tables, group discussions, and presentations of case studies.

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