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Improving Statistics for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, and Rural Development - An Action Plan for Africa 2011-2015 - Full Version


Agriculture is a crucial sector for reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa. Indeed, all the MDGs have direct or indirect linkages to agriculture. That is why in 2003, and as part of the continent’s renewal, African Heads of State and Government adopted an Africa-owned and led initiative, namely the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program (CAADP), to assist their countries to revitalize agriculture development as a strategy for achieving the prime Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of hungry and poor by 2015. We are happy to state that our respective institutions have aligned their food security and agriculture development support in Africa with the CAADP principles and targets.

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