Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa

An international conference

5-7 March 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa

What are the implications of public and private agricultural investments for rural livelihoods, gender relations, and social difference?

This conference will bring together academia, government, private sector, civil society, rural organizations, and donor and development agencies to discuss what agriculture investments mean and how they can be made more responsible, inclusive and gender equitable.

Organising committee: Martha Osorio (FAO), Anna Rappazzo (FAO), Clara Park (FAO), Joan Kagwanja (UNECA), Emmanuel Sulle (PLAAS) and Ruth Hall (PLAAS).

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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 recommendations
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
The Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land in Africa included four working groups who were given the task of producing recommendations for different ‘sectors’ of society. These recommendations suggest ways for different groups to address gender inequality in the

Storify: Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
This Storify brings together photos, social media, articles and video to tell the story of the Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land in Africa conference. The event was discussed on Twitter by participants and others, and some of the key plenary

Blog commentary: Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
The conference organisers and participants wrote a number of blog posts commenting on the themes of the conference. A list is below.

Background – Agricultural Investment conference 2014
Background – Agricultural Investment conference 2014
February 12, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa - Towards inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment Venue: Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch (Cape Town), South AfricaDate: 5 Mar 2014 to 7 Mar 2014 The conference aims to promote an open exchange

Video: Political Economy conference plenaries
Video: Political Economy conference plenaries
April 17, 2013 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
The six plenary sessions at the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference were filmed in their entirety. Watch the videos below to see debates on the BRICS, African co-operation, civil society and the policy process. The conference took

Video: participant interviews
Video: participant interviews
April 7, 2013 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
These short video interviews were filmed with participants at the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference. Participants interviewed include Arilson Favareto, Buba Khan, John Barrett, Lidia Cabral, Patience Mutopo, Nancy Kachingwe, Tamani Nkhono-Mvula and Ruth Oniang'o. The conference

Storify: Political Economy conference 2013
Storify: Political Economy conference 2013
March 19, 2013 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
During the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference, participants have been sharing information, comments and links with each other and the outside world over social media. Our Storify feed from the event (embedded in this page below) brings

Media competition: Winners announced
Media competition: Winners announced
February 27, 2013 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
We're delighted to announce the winners of our Africa-wide journalism competition on the politics and processes that influence agricultural investment in Africa. The winners are: Print category: Oluyinka Alawode (Nigeria) Audio category: George Kalungwe (Malawi) We had over 40 submissions

Online poll #2: Attracting young people to agriculture
March 15, 2012 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
During the Young People, Food and Agriculture conference, we are asking a series of questions on the role young people in Africa play in agriculture. FAC YPF poll #2 Poll #2 There was an error on your page. Please correct any