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Geographic scope: Africa
Active Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania
Initiated in 2012
The platform intends to achieve sustainable, inclusive agriculture-led growth in order to lift 50 million people out of poverty by 2022. The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is a shared commitment by African governments, development partners and private sector companies in 13 African countries.
Members: Private sector (Mostly African companies (2/3) from production, processing, logistics, input, training, mechanization, storage, finance and technology sectors, platforms such as the Global Shea Platform and African Cashew Initiative), Government (Governments from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethipoia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania), Donors (Development agencies from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, USA and EU, African Development Bank, ILO, World Bank Group); Civil Society (Oxfam America), Farmer’s Organisations (Eastern Africa Farmers Federation, Pan African Farmers Organisation & ROPPA),Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations of West Africa) and Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)), Expert/Techincal/ Research members (African Union Commission, AGRA, Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA), West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), CGIAR, COMESA, Forum for Agricultural Research in , Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition partners, HarvestPlus, IFAD, IFPRI, SUN Movement, Semento Seed Consulting, University of California, Davis)
Poverty and food insecurity.
The use of agriculture to reduce poverty and increase economic growth on the continent is very promising. Whilst agriculture/ agribusiness currently represents nearly half of African GDP, growth in this presents a significant opportunity for investment. Building on Grow Africa’s goals, the platform, initiated by the US government engages additional development partners, reflects commitments in Cooperation Frameworks, and addressing broad issues through Enabling Actions.
Intentions and aspiration
Ensure donor commitment, implementation of key components of CAADP, private investment to support development goals, aid 50 million people out of poverty in Africa by 2022, achieve inclusive agricultural-led growth in Africa.
The platform, which targets private investments, contributes to catalyze the implementation of CAADP’s goals to end hunger and half poverty in Africa by 2025. Its mission/ vision is to strengthen African agricultural productivity, sustainability and inclusivity through public-private collaboration and market-based strategies. The platform does this via stakeholder commitment to policy reforms and investments, partner accountability of commitments and Enabling Actions as well as annual reporting.
Arrangements and capacitities
The platform is governed by a Leadership Council co-convened by the African Union Commission, World Economic Forum and United States Government. In a New Alliance country, the development partner is the lead interlocutor with the partner country on behalf of other development partnerships on the implementation and monitoring of the New Alliance.
Activities and outputs
The platform communicates via Council Meetings, annual reports, and summaries of Letters of Intent
Monitoring and evaluation
The M&E approach of the platform is individualistic, in which stakeholders are dependent to report progress and challenges. The African government at the country level is responsible for overlooking and implementation of the whole project. The general guidance of the platform states that countries need to hold an annual review of progress which is transparent, generates a mutually agreed upon country progress report, asses overall progress, identifies key priorities for action. Moreover, countries need to report against the CAADP Results Framework.