One way to reverse these two trends is the ongoing efforts by AUC and partners to expedite the ongoing CAADP domestication efforts by supporting countries and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to develop National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs) and Regional Agricultural Investment Plans (RAIPs). NAIPs and RAIPs are the blueprint investment documents within CAADP, and which ought to capture investment commitments by public sector, private sector, Non-State, and development actors. In addition, heightened conducive environments for private sector and donor investments will be essential to supporting increased productivity, resilience to climate change and variability, food security and livelihoods in the agricultural sector and the agri-food system in line with the UN Food Systems Summit’s national dialogues.
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Overall, as part of ongoing renewed communication and advocacy efforts, there should conscious inclusion of all actors – especially the primary producer, the farmer- in policy processes and sector investment decisions. In addition, urgent steps must also be taken to demystify mutual accountability and the use of evidence on agriculture development for everyday decision-making by civil society organizations, including groups of women and youth, the private sector, academia, African multilateral institutions, funding and investment organizations.
The 3rd BR Report was prepared in an inclusive manner under the leadership of the African union and the AUDA-NEPAD working closely with the Regional Economic communities (RECs) and their constituent Member States, financial and technical partners. For more information, see the full report: [link to the BRR3 on the AU website] or visit the visualized results via the AU BR Toolkit : https://au.int/en/caadp/toolkit