TrustAfrica's Agricultural Development project, which targets six countries — Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Malawi—works to build an effective advocacy movement for sustainable and equitable agricultural development in Africa. In the last ten years, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) has worked to "help African countries reach a higher path of economic growth through agriculturally-led development, which eliminates hunger, reduces poverty and food insecurity, and enables expansion of exports." However, upon closer examination, while there has been progress in terms of policy reforms, notably in Malawi, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Ghana, in other African countries, challenges remain.
The conference seeks to reflect on the achievements, impacts, challenges and improvements that need to be made concerning the existing agricultural policies in the targeted countries. It hopes to set an agenda for priorities in the next ten years and to strengthen the networks and collaborations that already exist within countries and sub-regions.