To support the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), IFPRI and Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (ReSAKSS) led efforts to promote regular, comprehensive, inclusive, and robust agricultural joint sector reviews. Assessments of joint sector review efforts were launched in 12 countries, while the first-ever regional review assessment report for the Economic Community of West African States was validated and finalized in 2016.
The ReSAKSS 2016 conference and Annual Trends and Outlook Report focused on “Achieving a Nutrition Revolution for Africa,” addressing how African agricultural systems can help address undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity.
Country-based SAKSS platforms were established in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, and Senegal, bringing the total to 13. These platforms will improve country-level policy and strategy design, implementation, review, and mutual accountability. EAtlases were developed for all country SAKSS platforms to provide disaggregated data on agricultural, socioeconomic, and biophysical indicators for policy makers and analysts.
To support preparation of the next generation of national agriculture investment plans (NAIPs), ReSAKSS developed a NAIP Toolbox and established a NAIP Local Expert Group. A NAIP Task Force, including IFPRI researchers, will provide training, backstopping, and quality control to local experts.