FAC Core Countries

The Consortium, in collaboration with partners, works on three country clusters:

Southern Africa: focusing on Malawi

Horn of Africa: focusing on Ethiopia

East Africa: focusing on Kenya

Country-level work will involve several stages and outputs, including:

  • Background work: completion and production of scoping papers
  • Constraints analysis: multi-site analysis to identify constraints limiting agricultural growth
  • Policy process analysis: exploring how agriculture policy is treated both locally and nationally
  • Scenarios workshops: collecting information & identifying different scenarios/trajectories of agricultural and livelihood change
  • Disaggregated assessment: highlighting potential impacts of different institutional reform and technological intervention options & the role of agriculture in economic growth and poverty reduction,
  • Identification of policy blockages and opportunities: identifying possibilities for change
  • Engagement with the policy process: facilitating change
  • Highlighting of emerging themes and issues: encouraging further investigation
 

Latest articles

FAC at the International Conference on Ethiopian Economy
FAC at the International Conference on Ethiopian Economy
July 26, 2011 / Ethiopia
The just concluded 9th international conference convened by the Ethiopian Economic Association in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia brought together over 500 experts from different regions to debate on imminent issues affecting the economy of the country.

Country Co-ordination
Country Co-ordination
April 27, 2010 / Kenya
The country co-ordinator, John Omiti, liaised with researchers and communications officer to harmonize and schedule meetings to facilitate (i) closer linkages amongdifferent themes, (ii) share research findings and plan media briefings, (iii) hold joint round-table meetings or workshops. During the

Country Co-ordination
Country Co-ordination
April 27, 2010 / West Africa
The country co-ordinator, John Omiti, liaised with researchers and communications officer to harmonize and schedule meetings to facilitate (i) closer linkages amongdifferent themes, (ii) share research findings and plan media briefings, (iii) hold joint round-table meetings or workshops. During the

What is CAADP?
What is CAADP?
March 25, 2010 / Ghana
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is the most ambitious and comprehensive agricultural reform effort ever undertaken in Africa. An initiative of the African Union (AU) and New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), it represents a fundamental shift toward

West Africa Transect Study
West Africa Transect Study
January 25, 2010 / West Africa
The FAC West Africa transect study will investigate the relative importance of and interaction among selected technical and institutional factors in explaining the differential performance of agriculture along a transect running from southern Ghana through northern Ghana and into southern

FAC’s theme focus in Kenya
FAC’s theme focus in Kenya
January 25, 2010 / Kenya
A major focus of our work on Kenya  explores in some depth alternative policy prescriptions that have been proposed and/or are being implemented for Kenyan agriculture. Note that we understand agriculture to include a range of crop-based (smallholder and commercial

Ethiopia
Ethiopia
January 25, 2010 / Ethiopia
The paradox facing agricultural policy in Ethiopia was neatly encapsulated in this statement by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, in 2000: "The agricultural sector remains our Achilles heel and source of vulnerability. … Nonetheless, we remain convinced that agricultural based development

FAC’s theme focus in Ethiopia
FAC’s theme focus in Ethiopia
January 25, 2010 / Ethiopia
A major focus of our work on Ethiopia  explores in some depth alternative policy prescriptions that have been proposed and/or are being implemented for Ethiopian agriculture. Note that we understand agriculture to include a range of crop-based (smallholder and commercial

Nairobi hosts food security meeting
Nairobi hosts food security meeting
December 2, 2009 / Ghana
By Lucas Barasa*Nairobi, 2nd December 2009 - A major conference to help enhance food security in Africa and share lessons on best practices entered its third day in Nairobi Wednesday.The Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) head Richard Mkandawire who

2009 CAADP Africa Forum
2009 CAADP Africa Forum
November 30, 2009 / Ghana
The Bottom of the Pyramid: Agriculture Development for the Vulnerable.On November 30 in Nairobi, more than 160 delegates from across Africa met for the fourth CAADP Africa Forum, organized by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) from 30 November-4