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Burkina Faso Becomes 20th Country to Sign CAADP Compact

July 23, 2010

From CAADP: The African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Development Partners and the Private Sector have signed a Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Program (CAADP) country compact agreement with the Government of Burkina Faso, today, 22 July 2010, in Ouagadougou.

Burkina Faso Compact Signing, CAADP photo

Organized by the AUC and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) jointly with the Government of Burkina Faso, the signing ceremony was preceded by a day-long round table discussion on how to take the CAADP Principles forward. The government of Burkina Faso is expected to meet these principles which reflect the commitment of the AU heads of State and Government and the Maputo Declaration calling for allocation of at least 10% of national budgets to agriculture for accelerating growth to a minimum of 6% per year, which is sufficient for effective poverty alleviation.

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