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Malabo +10 series

In 2014, at the African Union (AU) Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, heads of state of African countries adopted a set of concrete agriculture goals to be attained by 2025. The Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods

aims to achieve a vision of agriculture as the cornerstone of prosperity and improved livelihoods on the continent. 

The African Heads of State reaffirmed commitment to the Principles and Values of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), the Africa policy framework for agriculture-led development and transformation since 2003, which include:

  • the pursuit of agriculture-led growth as a main strategy to achieve targets for food and nutrition security and shared prosperity;
  • the exploitation of regional complementarities and cooperation to boost growth;
  • the application of principles of evidence-based planning, policy efficiency, dialogue, review, and accountability, shared by all NEPAD programmes;
  • the use of partnerships and alliances including farmers, agri-business, and civil society; and
  • support implementation at the country levels, and regional coordination and harmonisation.

The Malabo Declaration gives direction to Africa’s agricultural transformation for the 2015–2025 period within the framework of the CAADP as a vehicle to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the First Ten-year Implementation Plan of Africa’s Agenda 2063.

To measure progress in achieving the commitments of the Malabo Declaration, AU Member States have committed to report regularly. Since 2017, Member States are being assessed biennially on the seven key commitments in the Malabo Declaration using 47 indicators.

In 2014, at the African Union (AU) Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, heads of state of African countries adopted a set of concrete agriculture goals to be attained by 2025. The Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods

aims to achieve a vision of agriculture as the cornerstone of prosperity and improved livelihoods on the continent. 

The African Heads of State reaffirmed commitment to the Principles and Values of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), the Africa policy framework for agriculture-led development and transformation since 2003, which include:

  • the pursuit of agriculture-led growth as a main strategy to achieve targets for food and nutrition security and shared prosperity;
  • the exploitation of regional complementarities and cooperation to boost growth;
  • the application of principles of evidence-based planning, policy efficiency, dialogue, review, and accountability, shared by all NEPAD programmes;
  • the use of partnerships and alliances including farmers, agri-business, and civil society; and
  • support implementation at the country levels, and regional coordination and harmonisation.

The Malabo Declaration gives direction to Africa’s agricultural transformation for the 2015–2025 period within the framework of the CAADP as a vehicle to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the First Ten-year Implementation Plan of Africa’s Agenda 2063.

To measure progress in achieving the commitments of the Malabo Declaration, AU Member States have committed to report regularly. Since 2017, Member States are being assessed biennially on the seven key commitments in the Malabo Declaration using 47 indicators.

Malabo's seven commitments

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Recommitment to the principles and values of the CAADP Process

2

1

Recommitment to enhance investment finance in agriculture

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1

Commitment to ending hunger by 2025

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1

Commitment to halving poverty by 2025 through inclusive agricultural growth and transformation

5

1

Commitment to boosting intra-African trade in agricultural commodities and services

6

1

6. Commitment to enhancing resilience in livelihoods and production systems to climate variability and other sharp disruptions

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1

Commitment to mutual accountability for actions and results

To support the process towards Malabo+10 (tenth anniversary of Malabo Declaration in 2024), DeSIRA-LIFT Service Area 2 and CAADP-XP4 will join forces with partners to address key Malabo areas such as sustainable production, resilience to food crisis, intra-African trade in agriculture, delivering safe and nutritious food, circular economy, investments in the agricultural sector, and facilitating the exchange of views from research, policy, the private sector and finance, analysing field successes, innovative practices and lessons learned. The series will support the Malabo process and will shift focus to sustainability (including a transition towards sustainable practices) and practical field innovations.

Contact

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Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation 

P.O. Box 88, 6700 AB Wageningen
the Netherlands

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