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New web portal ‘AgInvest’ to track agricultural investments in Africa

APM 2013: Securing sustainable funding

Graphic recording of securing sustainable funding session at the ILRI Annual Program Meeting (APM 2013) 15–17 May 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (credit: ILRI).

‘AgInvest, a new web portal that will track resource allocation to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) by governments, development partners and other stakeholders is set to be released in 2013. The announcement was made by Joseph Karugia, the coordinator of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System, Eastern and Central Africa (ReSAKSS-ECA), at a one day meeting held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on Monday 15 July, 2013, to review the beta version of AgInvest.

Tracking and mapping agriculture investments includes documenting their spatial distribution. This means getting to know where the investments are taking place physically and using that knowledge to guide decisions on future investments,” Karugia said.

‘The Nairobi meeting was held two days ahead of the CAADP meeting in Accra, Ghana, part of the 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6). CAADP is the pathway adopted by African nations to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agriculture while ReSAKSS is mandated to provide Monitoring and Evaluation support to the implementation of CAADP.

‘To achieve the CAADP agenda, African governments have agreed to increase public investment in agriculture by a minimum of 10 per cent of their national budgets and to raise agricultural productivity by at least 6 per cent. . . .’

Read the whole article, by ILRI communications officer Jane Gitau, on the FARA-AASW Blog: Online portal will track African agriculture investments, 24 Jul 2013,

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