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Promoting agricultural development in SSA to achieve the MDGs
2007
Dr Monty Jones
Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Acknowledgements: FANRPAN acknowledges the following www as the source of this report: http://www.ony.unu.edu/unu-africa/index.html


Presentation Outline

  • Role of agriculture towards achievement of MDGs
  • Regional strategies and frameworks towards reforming African agriculture to increase its productivity thereby contributing to achievement of the MDGs
    • CAADP,
    • FAAP
    • FARA and SROs
  • Conclusion
Role of agriculture towards achievement of MDGs in SSA

Goal Role of Agriculture in SSA
1. Eradicating poverty and hunger Increase in agricultural productivity and access to markets increases income, food availability and reduces food prices
7. Ensure environmental sustainability Practices that integrate sustainability; Increased productivity curbs pressure on sources of environmental services
2. Universal primary education
3. Empowerment of women
4. Reduction in child mortality,
5. Maternal health improvement
6. Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria + other diseases
Improving agricultural practices to relieve children, girls and women from labour and drudgery

Raising incomes

Enhancing food and nutrition security

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