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Producer Organizations to Boost Agricultural Growth & Transformation

Nov 5th, 2020 • by Fleur Wouterse, Amy Faye


By: Fleur Wouterse and Amy Faye

Second in a series of blog posts on the release of the 2020 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) during the virtual 2020 ReSAKSS Annual Conference Nov. 3–5 . The theme of the 2020 ATOR is “Sustaining Africa’s Agrifood System Transformation: The Role of Public Policies.” This post is based on Chapter 8 . Read the first post here . This piece originally appeared on .

Inside Ethiopia’s agricultural success story

Oct 21st, 2020 • by Sara Gustafson

This post originally appeared on .

By Francesca Edralin

Ethiopia’s rapid economic and agricultural growth over the past two decades is a well-known African success story. In 2000, Ethiopia ranked as the second-poorest country in the world , according to Oxford University’s Global Multidimensional Poverty Index. Then, thanks in large part to sustained investments in the agricultural sector, the economy grew and poverty fell. Ethiopia was the third-fastest growing country in the world from 2000 to 2018 based on GDP per capita, according to World Bank data.

Acute Food Insecurity Rising: 2020 GRFC Mid-Year Update

Oct 20th, 2020 • by Sara Gustafson

By: Sara Gustafson

In 2019, as many as 135 million people across 55 countries required urgent food, nutrition, and livelihood assistance, according to the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises . This was the highest global number of acutely food-insecure people on record. The GRFC’s mid-year update , released in early October, takes a look at recent data for 26 of those countries (plus Togo) and specifically examines the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.