Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 00:31
By: Seth Kwizera, Claude Bizimana, and David J. Spielman
Rwanda’s Fourth Strategic Plan for Agricultural Transformation (PSTA IV) presents an ambitious plan to dramatically change the country’s agricultural sector and rural economy. Released in 2018, the plan forms a critical component of Vision 2050, which envisions Rwanda’s transformation into an upper middle income country by 2035 and a high income country by 2050.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/24/2020 - 01:33
By Mulubrhan Amare and Julia Wilson
Kenya is the world’s third largest producer of avocados. It’s also Kenya’s leading fruit export, accounting for nearly one-fifth of its total horticultural exports.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 23:02
By Noam David, Oliver Gao, and Yanyan Liu
The lack of accurate rainfall measurements in developing countries poses problems in monitoring crop yields, which in turn can make it difficult for the providers of rainfall-based index insurance to gauge risks and set rates accurately.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:01
This post originally appeared on IFPRI.org.
By: Tsitsi Makombe and Julie Kurtz
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/29/2020 - 01:34
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:36
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 02:00
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?
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 04:42
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/02/2019 - 03:00
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 07:42
Rurbanomics: The path to rural revitalization in Africa
By Shenggen Fan and Ousmane Badiane