Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 12:22
Africa’s food system has experienced rapid transformation in recent years, driven by widespread urbanization and increasing incomes. In addition, initiatives like the African Continental Free Trade Area have resulted in changes to market structure and functioning in an effort to spur regional trade and economic growth. These changes present new income-generating opportunities all along the agrifood value chain, from farmers to processors, traders, distributors, and the food service industry.
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 Soonho.Kim on Mon, 03/16/2020 - 11:59
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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 Mon, 02/10/2020 - 05:58
By: Cynthia Kazembe and Giorgia Prizzon
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