According to Prof Richard Mkandawire, adviser at the Planning and Coordinating Agency of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), the continent could develop a stronger beneficiated agricultural sector.
"We have done enough planning in the continent ... it's either we (leave) things as they are...or we do something about infrastructure in order to develop like others," Zuma said at a NEPAD Infrastructure Experts meeting in Pretoria on Friday.
While Africa's cities are growing exponentially, Africans are leaving rural areas in their droves because they can no longer make a living from farming. CNN's Catriona Davies speaks to Estherine Lisinge-Fotabong on NEPAD's response to this phenomenon.
Action Aid Nigeria (AAN), a right-based organisation that is committed to poverty eradication, recently in Abuja began a crucial process of getting the Federal Government to respect its pledge to implement CAADP.