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

12-Jul-2012

The central and strategic role that agriculture plays in Africa’s development makes the sector the key to economic growth, enhanced living standards, poverty reduction, and increased food security. Indeed, all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have direct orindirectlinkages to agriculture. Itis forthese reasons thatin 2003, the African Heads of State and Government adopted an African owned and led initiative, namely the Comprehensive Africa AgriculturalDevelopment Program (CAADP), to assist African countries to revitalize agriculture growth as a strategy to combat poverty and hunger.

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