The 2023 Annual Trends and Outlook Report

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AUTHOR

John Ulimwengu, Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie, Julia Collins

SERIES NAME

ReSAKSS Annual Trends and Outlook Report

YEAR

2023

ABSTRACT

2023 marks 20 years of implementing the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which was launched with the Maputo Declaration in 2003. With CAADP, African leaders committed to promoting agricultural growth as a key catalyst of broader economic development. After the first decade of CAADP implementation, characterized by strong agricultural and economic growth across the continent, the CAADP agenda was broadened under the 2014 Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods. The Malabo Declaration reaffirmed the commitments of African heads of state to the original CAADP targets of achieving a 6 percent agricultural growth rate and a 10 percent agricultural expenditure share, while adding further commitments to be achieved by 2025 in areas including nutrition, poverty, resilience, and trade.
 

With 2025 approaching, the African Union, regional economic communities, and countries are embarking on the process of designing the next phase of CAADP implementation. The post-Malabo agenda will need to build on the significant successes of CAADP in the past 20 years while learning from mistakes and failures. Moreover, the next CAADP cycle must expand to focus on additional key areas that have emerged in the past decade.
 

The main objective of the 2023 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) is to generate evidence on the implementation of the CAADP/Malabo agenda and thus contribute to the design of the post-Malabo phase of CAADP implementation. A major contribution to the post-Malabo agenda, the report 1) assesses current food systems performance in Africa, 2) analyzes opportunities for transforming Africa’s food systems in relation to strategic themes including health, nutrition, food safety, gender, bioeconomy, climate adaptation, science and technology, and data needs, 3) discusses progress on core CAADP indicators and implementation processes, and 4) provides forward-looking recommendations to inform the post-Malabo agenda.
 

The report reflects on necessary methodologies and approaches to provide a better understanding of key challenges and necessary actions to accelerate transformation. The transformation of African food systems in the post-Malabo era requires a concerted effort that encompasses policy reforms, investment in technology and innovation, commitment to nutrition and food safety, gender equity, and climate resilience strategies. This transformative journey must be underpinned by robust, evidence-based policies, driven by the collective effort of governments, the private sector, and civil societies, and guided by the principles of inclusivity, sustainability, and resilience. 


ATOR by Chapter
 

Chapter 1| INTRODUCTION
John M. Ulimwengu, Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie, Julia Collins, and Augustin Wambo Yamdjeu  [Download]
 

Chapter 2| SEVEN YEARS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MALABO DECLARATION: MAKING SENSE OF THE MALABO THEORY OF CHANGE
John M. Ulimwengu, Wondwosen Tefera, and Augustin Wambo Yamdjeu  [Download]
 

Chapter 3| FOOD SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS
Greenwell Matchaya and Paul Maina Guthiga  [Download]
 

Chapter 4| COMMITTING TO TRANSFORM FOOD SYSTEMS: RESPONSIVENESS OF PLEDGES BY AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS TO THE WHO PRIORITY FOOD SYSTEMS POLICIES AND SELECT CAADP BIENNIAL REVIEW INDICATORS
Amos Laar, Silver W. Nanema, and Gideon S. Amevinya  [Download]
 

Chapter 5| THE CALL FOR NUTRITION-SMART FOOD SYSTEMS
John M. Ulimwengu, Léa Vicky Magne Domgho, and Julia Collins  [Download]
 

Chapter 6| A PARADIGM SHIFT IN FOOD SAFETY FOR AFRICA
Amare Ayalew, Fatima Kareem, and Delia Grace  [Download]
 

Chapter 7| A FORENSIC FRAMEWORK FOR HARMONIZED AND HOLISTIC FOOD SYSTEM RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS
Prince Agyemang, Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie, and John M. Ulimwengu  [Download]
 

Chapter 8| ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE ADAPTATION FOR RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS IN AFRICA

Fleur Wouterse, Amara Zongo, and Gul Tucaltan  [Download]
 

Chapter 9| GENDER AND FOOD SYSTEMS: AVENUES FOR TRANSFORMATION?
Agnes Quisumbing, Jessica Heckert, Hazel Malapit, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Kalyani Raghunathan, Greg Seymour, Simone Faas, and Emily Myers  [Download]

 

Chapter 10| BIOECONOMY: A PATH TO AFRICAN FOOD SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION
Raphael Aidoo, Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie, Katrin Glatzel, and Julius Ecuru  [Download]

 

Chapter 11| DATA CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOOD SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION
Greenwell Matchaya, Tsitsi Makombe, and Neli Georgieva Mihaylova  [Download]

 

Chapter 12| INVESTING IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE, PRODUCTIVITY-LED AGRICULTURAL GROWTH 
Keith Fuglie  [Download]

 

Chapter 13| CAADP TRENDS AND IMPLEMENTATION PROCESSES
Julia Collins, Wondwosen Tefera, and Augustin Wambo Yamdjeu  [Download]

 

Chapter 14| CONCLUSIONS
John M. Ulimwengu, Ebenezer Miezah Kwofie, and Julia Collins  [Download]

 

PUBLISHER

AKADEMIYA2063 and International Food Policy Research Institute

DOI: https://doi.org/10.54067/9781737916482

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