Agriculture continues to be the most important economic sector for many African countries. The sector in Africa accounts on average for 35% of GDP, 50% of export, and about 70% of employment. Based on prior work on the role and importance of agriculture, GCA recent work has concentrated on agricultural productivity and competitiveness. Thus, at the GCA Economic Committee Meeting (Pretoria, May 2-3, 2001) key issues related to enhancing African agricultural productivity and competitiveness were discussed. Promoting Agricultural Productivity and Competitiveness, a paper jointly prepared by the Global Coalition for Africa (GCA) and the Special Program for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR) was the background documentation for the meeting.
Related documents are listed below:
1999 Economic Committee Meeting
Nairobi, Kenya, April 9-10, 1999
Promoting Agriculture Productivity and Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa