AFAP is an independent non-profit created by a partnership of African development organizations. It builds on the work of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), a framework for achieving ambitious agricultural development goals set in place by African nations and leaders.
CAADP was founded in 2003 as part of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Its purpose was to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty by growing the agricultural sector in Africa.
The CAADP approach places African leadership at the forefront of efforts undertaken by national governments, civil society and development partners. It has become a new model of country-led development that has influenced how donors provide assistance to the African agriculture sector.
Among the CAADP priorities is a call for increased use of agricultural inputs, including fertilizer. AFAP sees its work as a contribution to CAADP’s aim of bolstering fertilizer markets and engaging the private sector in realizing goals set by African leaders.