CAAPs

31
May

CLIMATE Agro-industrial regional hubs to address Africa’s $50 billion food import – Janet Edeme

written by Daniel Abugre Anyorigya The Head of Rural Development Division (ARBE) and Chair of the CAAP-TWG (AUC), Dr. Janet Edeme, has reiterated that establishing regional agro-industrial hubs will reduce Africa’s $50 billion yearly food imports. This will also enhance agricultural productivity and stimulate economic growth among African countries, as this aligns with the “broader vision of the African Union to

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20
Mar

Technical Engagement at AFREXIMBANK Headquarters Paves the Way for CAAPs Projects

March 19, 2024 – Cairo, Egypt   The AFREXIMBANK Headquarters played host to a significant technical engagement on March 15th and 16th, 2024. The event brought together key stakeholders from the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs), with a particular focus on representatives from the Zambia-Zimbabwe CAAP (ZimZam CAAP) and the Cote d’Ivoire-Ghana Cocoa CAAP (CIG CAAP).   Chaired by Dr. Janet

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19
Feb

AFREXIMBANK and AUC Forge Strategic Partnership to Advance the CAAPs Initiative for Africa

Addis Ababa, 16th February 2024 The African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) and the African Union Commission (AUC) have formalized a strategic partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) initiative. This landmark agreement, inked at the 37th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, solidifies the commitment of both entities to catalyze agricultural development and agro-industrialization

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30
Jan

STRENGETHENING AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN ZIMBABWE AND ZAMBIA

by HAPPY MULOLANI   To catalyse economic development and enhance trade in Africa, requires actualising appropriate strategies and policies. This notion led to the conception of the Common Agro Industrial Park (CAIP) as part of the continental Common Africa Agro Parks (CAAPs) ratified by the African Union. The CAAP aspires to promote regional integration and trade among countries in Africa.

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26
Jan

THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION CHARGES AFRICAN BUSINESSES TO EMBRACE THE CAAPs INITIATIVE – “Let’s partner to harness Africa’s $1 trillion Agricultural sector”.

In a Keynote Statement delivered on her behalf by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa’s Executive Director Dr. Aggrey Agumya, the African Union’s Commissioner for Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment, HE Ambassador Josefa Sacko calls on African state Leaders and High-Level Business Executives for collaborative efforts to address Africa’s food security and boost agribusiness during the Africa Prosperity Dialogues

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25
Oct

ZIMBABWE AND ZAMBIA’S AGREEMENT TO BOOST TRADE

by HAPPY MULOLANI FOLLOWING calls by the African Union to enhance trade in Regional Economic Communities (RECs) through the implementation of Common African Agro Parks Programme (CAAPs), Zimbabwe and Zambia signed a trade agreement in 2021 valued over US$12million, which is about to bear fruit. Speaking in Lusaka during the just ended inaugural coordination meeting of Regional Economic Communities (RECs)

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23
Oct

CAAPs implementation to externalize $50 billion spent on agro-imports

By Darlington Mwendabai Lusaka, Zambia THE Common African Agro-Parks Programme (CAAPs) prospects to externalize about US$50 billion per year from imported food commodities from outside the continent, it has been revealed. CAAPs was established in 2019 as on of the initiatives of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) and given the mandate to boost local processing and regional trade

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23
Oct

CAAPs TO CATALYSE AFRICA’S TRANSFORMATION

by Happy Mulolani Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) are vehicles aimed at driving cross border projects to leverage on initiatives which focus on priority or strategic commodities. It is envisioned this approach will spur economic development and transformation in Africa, as espoused within the framework of the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063. Principal Advisor, Value chains, Office of the Secretary General

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23
Oct

TRANSFORMING AFRICA’S AGENDA TO BE FOOD SECURE

by Happy Mulolani AFRICA is spending about US$50 billion every year importing food from other parts of the world. This situation poses an opportunity for African countries to reposition themselves in a bid to make the continent food secure. This led the African Union Commission to conceptualise the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) aimed at attracting private investments to establish transboundary

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17
Oct

Press Release: First regional meeting to drive Common African Agro-Parks vision: Working together to unlock Africa’s agricultural potential.

Joint Press Release by AUC, AUDA, FARA, COMESA, & FAO Lusaka, Zambia – October 17, 2023: Regional Economic Communities in Africa are set to meet this week to drive forward a proposal for mega agro-industrial hubs across the continent that would boost agricultural development. The Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs) are aimed at boosting regional trade for agricultural commodities, increasing local processing

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