Déclaration des Nations Unies sur le Nouveau Partenariat pour le développement de l'Afrique (NEPAD)

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Chede Submission to the UK Commission for Africa

The CFA initiative is most timely and the British PM, who launched it, should be congratulated on his generous goodwill towards Africa. The Chede Union of agricultural cooperatives in Cameroon is of the view that although the commissioners for this initiative all have impeccable credentials , it would have been useful to include representatives . . . → Read More: Chede Submission to the UK Commission for Africa

CHEDE Comments on the March 2005 Commission for Africa Report

We applaud the Commission for Africa for its stirring and wide-ranging report and the powerful advocacy statement it conveys to the world on behalf of Africa. The report is so thoroughly researched and documented that it will remain for many years an invaluable reference tool for partners in the development of Africa.

However, producing . . . → Read More: CHEDE Comments on the March 2005 Commission for Africa Report

Declaration du Millennaire de l'ONU

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Final review and appraisal of the UN New Agenda for the Development of Africa in the 1990s

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African Agriculture’s Growing Needs

For most of Africa, economic growth is unlikely to happen without agricultural growth. There are simply no alternatives. Except for a few countries, short and medium term prospects for manufacturing are limited, while mining and tourism are possible in relatively few locations. Over the past fifty years, sustaining agricultural growth in Africa has proved . . . → Read More: African Agriculture’s Growing Needs

Africa Aid Macro-economic Challenges

This paper surveys the economic literature on the scaling-up of aid to Africa. It provides a checklist of issues that need to be considered when preparing a long term macroeconomic projection for a country involving the assumption of a significant increase in aid. Such scaling-up scenarios are most likely to be developed in the . . . → Read More: Africa Aid Macro-economic Challenges

A Practical Plan for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

The UN Millennium Project is an independent advisory body commissioned by the UN Secretary-General to propose the best strategies for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are the world’s targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015—income poverty, hunger, disease, exclusion, lack of infrastructure and shelter—while promoting gender . . . → Read More: A Practical Plan for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

IFPRI Outlook on African Agriculture to 2025

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NEPAD Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program

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World Bank Africa Action Plan September 2005

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The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

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The Case For a Village-Centred Development Strategy in Africa

A village-centric (or “village-first”) development approach in Africa, as propounded and promoted by the Chede international network, denotes a horizontal and human-focused strategy whereby the bulk of public investments and development services are oriented towards meeting the needs of the majority population living in villages. The strategy aims to level the existing disparities between . . . → Read More: The Case For a Village-Centred Development Strategy in Africa

Agricultural Expansion For Poverty Eradication in Africa

This study discusses agricultural development in Africa as a strategy for poverty eradication, using Cameroon as case study and the village as vantage-point.

The South West Province of Cameroon and more particularly Kupe-Muanenguba Division of that Province serve as points of reference. The focus is on small and medium-size farmers concentrated in the rural . . . → Read More: Agricultural Expansion For Poverty Eradication in Africa