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RIPE FOR CHANGE

The Promise of Africas Agricultural Transformation


Investments in agriculture can make a significant difference in the lives of smallholder farmersraising incomes, reducing poverty, and improving food security.
GROWTH IN THE

33%
MORE THAN 2/3
OF AFRICAN CITIZENS
DEPEND ON AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURE
OF THE CONTINENTS GDP

MORE EFFECTIVE

11 TIMES

SECTOR IS

AGRICULTURE

FOR THEIR INCOMES

ACCOUNTS FOR 33%

AT REDUCING POVERTY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AS


GROWTH IN OTHER SECTORS

In 2003, African leaders signed the Maputo Declaration. They promised to:

6%

$ $

$ $

$ $

$ $

$ $

ADOPT EFFECTIVE

AGRICULTURAL

DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

ALLOCATE 10% OF
ACHIEVE AT LEAST 6%
AGRICULTURAL GROWTH

NATIONAL BUDGETS

TO AGRICULTURE

LESS THAN 1/5 OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES

HAVE MET THE MAPUTO TARGETS


Several countries have shown increased support for agriculture and reaped the rewards.

GHANA
9.1%
Averaged 9.1% of public spending on agriculture from 2003 to 2010.

BURKINA FASO
16.9%
Averaged 16.9% of public spending on agriculture from 2003 to 2010.

ETHIOPIA
15.2%
Averaged 15.2% of public spending on agriculture from 2003 to 2010.

Achieved 17 times higher agricultural output per capita Extreme poverty decreased 44% between 1992 and 2006.

Number of households growing cotton doubled Cotton-related activities created 235,000 jobs, benefiting 1.8M people
= 100,000 Jobs

Extension service staff tripled, length of rural roads quadrupled Extreme poverty decreased 49% between 1995 and 2011.

44%

49%

HELP LIFT OVER 85 MILLION PEOPLE OUT OF EXTREME POVERTY


In 2014, African leaders must renew their commitments to agriculture. | To view ONEs full report, visit one.org/doagric