Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 21:38
By: Antoine Bouet
The third annual Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM) was released last week. The report finds both good news and bad news for Africa’s trading system, as well as some important promises.
First the good news.
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 Wed, 10/02/2019 - 07:17
Webinar hosted by the Food Security Portal with support by the Harvest Consortium
Date: October 31, 2019 at 11:00AM EST
Submitted by s.malhotra on Fri, 08/30/2019 - 19:11
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.
Submitted by Soonho.Kim on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:26
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:37
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:39
BY Nnaemeka C. Ikegwuonu
One in a series of guest blog posts from leading voices in global development on achieving long-term sustainability and growth while ending hunger, poverty, and malnutrition. This originally appeared on IFPRI.org.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:36
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 21:23
BY BART MINTEN, ALEMAYEHU SEYOUM TAFFESSE AND SMITA AGGARWAL
Not long ago, teff—the gluten-free, nutrient-rich, 3,000-year-old grain native to Ethiopia—had its media moment as the world began to recognize the nutritional potential of this poppy-sized staple. Teff was called the next “supergrain,” joining the select club of popular exotic grains such as quinoa, farro, and millet.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:43
Teff plays a leading role in both the diets and the economy of Ethiopia. While the crop’s potential to expand into lucrative domestic and global export markets is large, however, little investment has been made to expand the crop’s productivity to take advantage of these opportunities.