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Matasa Network Launch Call for Young African Researchers to Become a Fellow
November 15, 2017 / News
This week the Matasa Fellows Network is launching a call for young African researchers to apply to become a fellow. Given the major role that the African private sector can play in tackling youth unemployment and underemployment, the chosen theme

South-South Knowledge Sharing on Agricultural Mechanization
November 2, 2017 / APRA News
Lidia Cabral, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies recently presented on Brazil and South-South Cooperation at the conference on “South-South Knowledge Sharing on Agricultural Mechanization” in Ethiopia. The conference was jointly organised by IFPRI, CIMMYT and the Ethiopian Agricultural Mechanization Forum, and took
APRA at IESE in Mozambique
APRA at IESE in Mozambique
September 18, 2017 / APRA News
Two policy studies for APRA on (i) agricultural development corridors and (ii) agricultural mechanisation in Africa are now underway. The research teams will be in Maputo to present preliminary findings from these studies at the 5th international conference of the
The pros and cons of commercial farming models in Africa
June 9, 2017 / News
Colonialism brought large-scale farming to Africa, promising modernisation and jobs – but often dispossessing people and exploiting workers. Now, after several decades of independence, and with investor interest growing, African governments are once again promoting large plantations and estates. But

World Development Special Issue: China and Brazil in African Agriculture
February 8, 2017 / News
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Young people and agriculture in Africa – new report
February 8, 2017 / News
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Unpacking the Political Economy of Sugar in southern Africa
February 8, 2017 / News
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Africa’s Land Rush – discount book flyer
September 17, 2015 / News
Book flyer with a discount code for Africa’s Land Rush, a book published in 2015.

LEGEND Land Policy Bulletin no.1
August 5, 2015 / News
First bulletin of the research programme ‘Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development’ (LEGEND).

New West Africa hub coordinator appointed
New West Africa hub coordinator appointed
May 21, 2015 / News
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Joseph Yaro as our regional coordinator for West Africa. Prof Yaro is Associate Professor of Human Geography at the University of Ghana, Legon, and has been a member of Future Agricultures for