Impact Stories

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African agriculture needs policies and action based on high-quality research and analysis.

To this end, Future Agricultures engages with policy makers, government ministries, the private sector, civil society and the wider academic community.

The stories in this section show how our research and engagement activity have informed and influenced policy debates in Africa and beyond.

Read our evaluations for detailed and independent analysis on FAC’s impact.

You can also download selected impact stories in a printable format.


Latest articles

Supporting Civil Society on agricultural policy in Malawi
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
Future Agricultures provided evidence, policy framing and analytical input into three civil society organisations (CSOs) in Malawi – the Civil Society Agricultural Network (CISANET), the Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) and the National Association of Smallholder Farmers of Malawi (NASFAM)

Shaping policy for Kenya’s pastoralist areas
Shaping policy for Kenya’s pastoralist areas
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
Through its work with the Ministry of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands (MNKAL), Future Agricultures contributed to a significant process of longer term policy development in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands in Kenya, culminating in a shorter-term opportunity

Co-convening the Land Deal Politics Initiative
Co-convening the Land Deal Politics Initiative
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
The Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) is a platform for generating, highlighting and discussing political economy evidence on land deals globally for and with policy-makers, NGOs and civil society and building the capacity of young, largely African, researchers. Through co-convening

Political Economy and the Future of the Farm Input Subsidy Programme in Malawi
April 18, 2012 / Impact Stories
A presentation was made on 23 February 2012 about the Political Economy and Future of the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) in Malawi. This presentation was made at an Agriculture Policy Dialogue, a forum convened by the Civil Society Agriculture

Informing Research on Integrated Seed System Development
April 18, 2012 / Impact Stories
The FAC Science, Technology and Innovation Theme carried out two phases of research in five countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe) on the ‘Political Economy of Cereal Seed Systems in Africa’, from which 10 FAC Working Papers were produced

Agricultural Climate Change Policy discussion roundtable, Kenya
Agricultural Climate Change Policy discussion roundtable, Kenya
April 18, 2012 / Impact Stories
The FAC Climate Change theme convened a policy discussion roundtable in Nairobi, 31 January 2012, to discuss key findings of recent FAC research on the status of agricultural climate change policy process in Kenya. The roundtable was attended by mix

Land Theme: Policy Engagement Meeting in Kwara State, Nigeria
April 18, 2012 / Impact Stories
The Policy Engagement Meeting noted the government’s appreciation of the enormous agricultural potential of Kwara State, Nigeria.  It highlighted the requirements of commercial agriculture and the imperative of state support, especially in the areas of access to land with secure

Journalism competition on Youth, Farming and Food
April 18, 2012 / Impact Stories
In the run-up to our international conference on Young People, Farming and Food in March, we held a competition to find the best media reporting in Africa on young people and agriculture. This competition aimed to encourage young and early

International conference on youth, jobs and agriculture
International conference on youth, jobs and agriculture
April 18, 2012 / Impact Stories
FAC’s international conference on the future of the agrifood sector in Africa was held at the Centre for African Wetlands, University of Ghana at Legon, Accra, on 19-21 March 2012.

The Political Economy of Climate Change
April 18, 2012 / Impact Stories
The Climate Change and Agriculture Theme of FAC was launched amidst an increasing focus on, and pledges of funding for, activities to address climate change in the agricultural sector. Through a combination of presentations at major policy events, comparative case