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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.

Regional Policy Dialogue on Early Warning Early Action Mechanisms

Regional Policy Dialogue on Early Warning Early Action Mechanisms for the Prevention of Food Crises

Accra, Ghana 5 September 2019 from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Register on our Facebook event page to watch the livestream.

 

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Agricultural expenditure in Ghana

By Samuel Benin and Ernesto Tiburcio

Increasing resilience to climate shocks

This post originally appeared on IFPRI.org.

By Claudia Ringler and Turhan Saleh 

Extreme weather events and other climate change-linked disasters have devastated communities globally: Be it cyclones along the coast of Southern Africa, flooding in parts of Canada, drought-induced wildfires in California, or the recent El Niño (ENSO) induced drought in Eastern and Southern Africa that affected 60 million people.

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.

Continued Food Insecurity in East Africa

Many areas of East Africa will continue to face high levels of food insecurity through late 2019, according to a new report from FEWS Net. The situation will hit its worst levels at the peak of the pastoral lean season in September and October.

Direct Seed Marketing in Ethiopia

By: Swati Malhotra, IFPRI

Food Insecurity in East Africa

East Africa facing acute food insecurity as drought continues, alerts FEWS and FAO

Crop Losses in Southern Africa due to Drought and Flooding

Southern Africa faced widespread drought from the October 2018 to March 2019 rainy season, with less than 55 percent of normal rainfall totals, alerts FEWS. The 2018-2019 rainfall began a month late, triggering extended dry spells between January and March.

IMPACT Projections of Food Production, Consumption, and Hunger to 2050

Policy makers, analysts, and civil society face increasing challenges to reducing hunger and improving food security in a sustainable way. Modeling alternative future scenarios and assessing their outcomes can help inform policy choices. The Internatio…

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