About the CAADP Business Plan

The African Union Business Plan (2022-2025) is designed to respond to the Malabo Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods Declaration. The Plan intends to strengthen the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) for impact while taking into consideration lessons, achievements and gaps observed since the Malabo Declaration was made in 2014. The Business Plan provides a strategic framework that outlines priorities, strategies and roadmap for the delivery of the Malabo Commitment in the next five years. The Plan will help align development partners, regional economics communities, national governments, and other CAADP stakeholders’ efforts with the priority results areas to achieve the seven Malabo commitments.

Building on momentum from the previous Business Plan and CAADP efforts that focused on planning, systems, processes and tools for implementation the 2022-2025 Business Plan focuses on implementation and results. The overall lessons from previous efforts include the creation of pooled funds to support the CAADP agenda, reviewing of CAADP’s governance structure, focus on a narrow set of priorities, subsidiarity of roles, monitoring and evaluation and institutional arrangements for effective coordination, implementation and follow up.

The Business Plan has seven priority areas that are aligned to the seven CAADP commitments:

  1. Strengthening Country and Regional Capacities and Systems for enhanced CAADP programme content, implementation and strategic results.

  1. Expanding Public and Private Sector Investments by improving policy framework to stimulate investments; promoting 10% budget allocation to the Agricultural Sector; and 3) supporting functional Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) models.

  1. Increasing Agricultural Productivity and Strengthening Nutrition and Food Security through improvements in inputs, mechanization, and post-harvest management.

  1. Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Production and Accelerated Agricultural Growth and private sector-driven agro-industrial development, that contribute to CAADP transformation in full respect of targets and goals set by Malabo.

  1. Achieving Expanded and Competitive Intra-African Trade in Agriculture by strengthening trade policy, regimes and negotiation capacity; and expanding market-oriented infrastructure at strategic agricultural growth zones/corridors.

  1. Enhance Resilience to Climate Change and Improved Risk Management through Capacity Development, Advisory Services, Enabling Environment and Risk Management.

  1. Accountability, Reporting, Strategic Knowledge Management using the CAADP Results Framework, Biennial Review and institutional platforms for planning, implementation, monitoring accountability and learning.

The implementation strategy for the Business Plan leverages on existing capacity and resources.