In June 2014, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union came together in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea and made some bold declaration on Accelerated African Agricultural Growth and Transformation (3AGT) for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods reaffirming earlier commitments made in Maputo, 2003 and its core principles and values.
Connecting with the broader Africa Agenda 2063 vision towards a broad-based development and economic transformation and growth, the AU/NPCA has been able to develop clear results and impact within the CAADP implementation framework highlighting the contribution of agricultural transformation to attaining Agenda 2063 goals and in this way also contributing to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme of work operationalizing the Malabo Declaration on African Agriculture and CAADP implementation strategy has also underlined the importance of the collective and regional complementarities in achieving these targets and commitments.
In supporting and advocating for stakeholders’ involvement and ownership of implementing the Malabo Commitment in East Africa, ActionAid in Partnership with Trust Africa, Eastern and Southern Small-Scale Farmers Federation (ESAFF) and The East Africa Legislative Assembly have facilitated the 1st & 2nd EAC Agriculture Budget Summit in Arusha, Tanzania and the 3rd was held on May 31st , 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Aimed at supporting the implementation of the Malabo Declaration, ActionAid International in partnership with ECOWAS Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Trust Africa, ActionAid Nigeria, Coalition of Non-State Actors on CAADP and the Rural Women Farmers Forum will organize the first of the series of annual ECOWAS Agriculture Budget Summit in November 2018, Abuja, Nigeria.