Africa

Is African Agriculture Waking Up?

This post first appeared on Trade for Development News and the ReSAKSS blog.

Despite longstanding recognition of the benefits of trade and the importance of improving competitiveness, Africa is performing beneath its potential in global and regional agricultural markets.

Understanding local African fertilizer prices

By Joshua Masinde

Transforming Africa's Energy Agenda

The production of safe, nutritious food to feed Africa’s growing and urbanizing population in an economically and environmentally sustainable way will require reliable, affordable clean energy sources. How can Africa ensure both availability of and access to such energy, particularly in rural areas?

Agricultural extension: Evidence from Malawi

This post originally appeared on IFPRI.org.

Webinar: Global Foresight Tool

Join the Food Security Portal (FSP), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) in the launch of the global foresight tool Impacts of Alternative Investment Scenarios. The tool was recently developed by IFPRI’s IMPACT model team and the FSP. The Global Foresight tool provides researchers and policymakers with a flexible way to explore the impact of various agricultural investment scenarios on agricultural production, productivity, and hunger for the period 2010-2050.

The path to rural revitalization in Africa

Rurbanomics: The path to rural revitalization in Africa

By Shenggen Fan and Ousmane Badiane

 

Agricultural growth to spur economic growth

This post first appeared on AllAfrica.com.

By: Danielle Resnick, Xinshen Diao, Peter Hazell, and Shahidhara Kolavalli 

Upcoming webinar: “Satellite Imagery for Early Warning of Productivity Constraints”

Webinar hosted by the Food Security Portal with support by the Harvest Consortium
Date: October 31, 2019 at 11:00AM EST 
 

Background 

How small businesses are driving growth across African agriculture

A new report from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) finds that millions of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) source directly from millions more smallholder farmers across Africa South of the Sahara. These SMEs, often led by women, include food processors, wholesalers, and retailers. SMEs provide a range of services, from transport and logistics to the sale of inputs such as fertilizer and seed to farmers.

Staple Food Prices Rise in Southern Africa

According to a new report from FEWS Net, poor households in several regions of Southern Africa have exhausted their own produced foods earlier than usual in the season due to below-average harvests. The number of households in the region experiencing IPC Crisis (Phase 3) food insecurity is expected to increase with the start of the lean season in September and October.

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