Mainstreaming the Kampala Principles and the recommendations of the policy brief on agricultural finance into the CAADP framework

L. Seburikoko, I. Randall | Wasafiri Consulting

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) recognizes the importance of strengthening agricultural finance services for African agricultural transformation. This is even more relevant as CAADP enters a new phase of supporting countries with implementation of their respective agricultural investment plans. However, the CAADP partnership currently lacks the expertise, resources and networks that are now required to adequately support countries with strengthening agricultural finance. The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership is very well positioned to respond to this need. In 2008, MFW4A defined agricultural finance as a priority. In June 2011, it convened a conference that recognized the urgency and pre-eminence of the financial services needs of the agriculture sector in Africa. It then produced a policy brief on agriculture finance in Africa and the Kampala principles which constitute a set of policy actions that are urgently needed to unlock agriculture finance in Africa. The challenge now is “How to mainstream the Kampala Principles and the recommendations of the policy brief on agricultural finance into the CAADP framework?” The report tackles this problem from 2 tiers: a strategic perspective and operational outlook and suggest a set of 12 recommendations both at the strategic and operational levels.

Categories:
Agricultural & Rural Finance
Pages:
18
Year of publication:
20.12.2012
File size:
477855 bytes