In 2014, the African Union (AU) member states adopted the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods (the Malabo Declaration). This Declaration provides direction to transform the agricultural sector in Africa for the period 2015-2025 within the wider framework of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). It is an essential document that assists AU member states to achieve agriculture-led growth, and end poverty and hunger.
Karin Kleinbooi is currently a Senior Programme Manager at Solidaridad Southern Africa. She holds an M.Phil in Land and Agrarian Studies. Areas of interest are land and agrarian transformation in the Southern African region and continentally. She is a development advocate with a work record and network, that spans over a 24 year period. She understands the current legal and policy frameworks in which land, agriculture and rural transformation are taking place and her policy work focuses on contributing to an enabling policy environment for smallholder farmers and land beneficiaries to sustain their livelihoods.