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Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework

Agribusiness plays an important role in the agricultural transformation process by providing forward and backward linkages to other economic sectors of development. Apart from a rapidly growing local and regional market demand, the recent improvement in agriculture growth performance opens new opportunities on the supply and competitiveness of agriculture commodities on the continent.

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which provides a framework for the National Agriculture Investment Plan (NAIP) largely focused on public investments in strategic value chain segments and priority commodities new post Malabo CAADP, the Country Agribusiness Partnerships Framework (CAP-F) process has a strong emphasis on the role of the private sector.

The CAP-F aims to supplement the country CAADP investment plans by stimulating private investments. As one of the CAADP instruments, the CAP-F will

  • identify and set enabling policy reforms in motion through multi-stakeholder engagements and institutional support systems, and

  • establish collaborations that will allow the sharing of resources and capabilities for improving the efficiency of priority agribusiness value chains.

The rolling out of CAP-F in Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda is proceeding at a commendable pace.

Improving the efficiency of priority agribusiness value chains

Country-led Processes

  • CAP-F will be anchored on each country’s National Investment Plan (NAIP), which drives the implementation of CAADP in the country

  • The planning, adaptation and implementation of CAP-F will be led by country leaders who understand the country’s agricultural sector and local context best

Operationalisation of CAP-F at country level will:

  • Support stakeholders to identify systemic policy issues inhibiting agribusiness development; prioritise policy challenges and identify suitable options for resolution

  • Support countries in mobilising and unlocking investment finance from stakeholders (private sector players, governments and development partners) to support agricultural activities

  • Play a key role in matching investment finance with key gaps and needs along value chains, ensuring that investments are channelled where they are needed most

  • Serve as a dynamic inventory and registry of each country’s partnerships and commitments on investments and policy changes.


CAP-F will engage all relevant stakeholders throughout the entire process, who will include:

  • Primary stakeholders (farmers, pastoralists, fishers, SME owners, etc.)

  • Actors with critical resources (Private sector, governments, and development partners)

  • Intermediaries (civil society organizations and non-state actors)


  • CAP-F will strengthen partnerships that create joint value for cross-sector partners by matching core competencies of stakeholders with gaps in resources and capabilities in the country

Mutual Accountability

  • CAP-F will enhance mutual accountability among partners internally (to each other) and externally (to partners’ stakeholders) by ensuring that partners are acknowledging, assuming responsibility and staying accountable for their commitments, decisions and actions


  • CAP-F will ensure partnerships provide an open forum and channels through which stakeholders can access information on commitments made and also have opportunities to present their grievances and receive the appropriate response