Group 4 -Linkages to National, Regional and International Development Agenda
Linkages to National, Regional and International Development Agenda
Every nation in the world strives to feed her people, and indeed in Africa, many countries' development plans have specified agenda toward food security. The national Poverty Reduction Strategy initiatives recognize the contribution of indigenous knowledge and technology. Collectively under a facility of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), there are four pillars, all working for farmer empowerment within the context of sustainable agriculture. The fourth pillar, especially, has frameworks for agriculture and rural livelihood technologies for sustainable development. The proposed project should make a contribution in line with rural livelihood technologies.
Globally, the first millenium development goal, eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, addresses food security concerns. Some of the expected outcomes include:
- Halving, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day
- Achieving full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
- Halving, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
A number of strategies have been put in place in various countries, but half way through this period, the achievements are not yet promising and, in any case, have not been comprehensively documented. Any strategies or interventions that promise to uplift rural livelihoods should be given chance.