Events

eventscatdescipThe Future Agricultures Consortium participates in many conferences and workshops. We also watch for important agriculture policy “windows” and report them here.


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The Future of Farming in Zimbabwe
October 17, 2016 / Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa
The divisive land reform in Zimbabwe in 2000, caused wide-spread controversy and chaos throughout the country, affecting people’s livelihoods. The aftermath of the land reforms and the impacts it has had on small and medium-scaled farming are examined in a

Report on Gender, Land & Investment conference published
Report on Gender, Land & Investment conference published
January 22, 2015 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
The conference report from the 2014 Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa conference has been published. The last few years have witnessed a dramatically renewed interest in Africa’s farmland, and the role of agricultural development has become more prominent

Conference Report: Agricultural investment, gender and land in Africa – Towards inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment
January 22, 2015 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
by Ruth Hall and Martha OsorioDecember 2014 The last few years have witnessed a dramatically renewed interest in Africa’s farmland, and the role of agricultural development has become more prominent in national and international agendas. As a result, many developing

About the seminar
July 17, 2014 / Agricultural investment and the land rush
On 11 – 12 August 2014, parliamentarians of the Southern African Development Community-Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) and the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) will debate strategies to ensure that foreign investment in agriculture brings benefits to local populations, including strengthening citizens’ land rights,

Storify: Green Economy in the South conference
July 14, 2014 / Green Economy in the South
Our conference Storify tells the story of the event through tweets, images and links to blogs and other relevant material. Browse the Storify below and follow the links to read more on the debates at Green Economy in the South.

Green Economy in the South: blog roundup
Green Economy in the South: blog roundup
July 11, 2014 / Green Economy in the South
The Green Economy in the South conference held in Tanzania this week highlighted Southern academic perspectives on the green economy – a debate often dominated by Northern voices. Participants and the organisers have blogged about their experiences at the event

Why the Green Economy matters for Africa
Why the Green Economy matters for Africa
July 4, 2014 / Green Economy in the South
On 8 July, the Green Economy in the South international conference begins in Tanzania. PLAAS/Future Agricultures researcher Emmanuel Sulle blogs on why critical perspectives on this issue and its impacts - from ecotourism and energy, to 'green grabbing' and displacement

Background – Agricultural Investment and the Land Rush
July 1, 2014 / Agricultural investment and the land rush
In August 2014, the Southern Africa event Making Agricultural Investment Work for Africa: A parliamentarian response to the land rush is the last in a series of events organised by the Pan African Parliament. African countries and institutions, such as

Green Economy in the South conference: background
Green Economy in the South conference: background
June 2, 2014 / Green Economy in the South
The growing idea and practice of the Green Economy is coinciding with financial instability and continued economic woe in the North, but generally happier circumstances in the Global South. Economies are growing and ‘green economic initiatives’ are part of these