RAISE PLUS Agribusiness and Trade Promotion program is a $2.1 million program awarded to ACDI/VOCA as a subgrantee to Abt Associates under the USAID-funded initiative in West Africa.
The project’s primary objective is to increase the value and volume of intraregional agricultural trade. Its activities will contribute to achieving the 6 percent agricultural growth target set under the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) of the African Union's New Partnership for Africa's Development (AU-NEPAD).
CAADP has been endorsed by African heads of state and governments as a vision for the acceleration of agricultural growth, food security and rural development in Africa. AU-NEPAD has developed the following goals for Africa to be achieved by 2015:
- Attain food security
- Improve agricultural productivity to achieve a 6 percent annual growth rate
- Develop dynamic regional and subregional agricultural markets
- Integrate farmers into a market economy
- Achieve more equitable distribution of wealth
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