Review of the New Alliance in Ethiopia

Pic 2In May 2012, U.S. President Obama together with three African Heads of State, G-8 leaders and corporate heads, launched the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. The vision was for the private sector, donors, and African governments to reduce poverty and support the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). The New Alliance Cooperation Framework for Ethiopia was launched in Addis Ababa in September 2012 with an overall goal to assist 2.9 million Ethiopian smallholder farmers to emerge from poverty by 2022. Important elements of the New Alliance in Ethiopia include government commitments to 15 policy reforms in the agriculture sector, and enhanced private sector investment in agriculture.

In May-June 2014, the AKLDP conducted a review of the New Alliance in Ethiopia in the context of wider debates around the futures of agriculture in Africa, and different perspectives on the roles of relatively high-input intensive production vs. agro-ecological approaches and environmental sustainability.  Download the review report AKLDP NA Review June 2014 update Sept 2014