Policy Engagement

FAC researchers are contributing to the development of agriculture policy by drawing from the experience and knowledg
e of twenty two researchers and eleven research institutions. FAC’s wide range of research themes is
based on evidence and the real challenges of Africa’s agricultural sector.

Our engagement with policy processes in Africa includes:

  • Policymaker conferences and workshops
    • African Green Revolution
    • Fertiliser workshop
  • Commentary to policymakers
    • Dfid White Paper on development
    • GCARD consultations
  • CAADP engagement
    • Ethiopia compact signing

Latest articles

Bringing political economy thinking to CAADP
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
Over several years, Future Agricultures has engaged with the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) institutions to strengthen CAADP policy processes. In 2013, FAC was invited to participate in the ‘Drivers of Success in African Agriculture’ study, commissioned by the

Informing Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme through evidence
Informing Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme through evidence
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
The Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) is one of the highest profile government policies in Malawi, comprising about 70% of the Ministry of Agriculture’s budget. It features in the election pledges of all the political parties and has been strongly

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

CAADP Policy Brief series
CAADP Policy Brief series
October 4, 2013 / CAADP
Our CAADP policy briefs respond to the developing issues addressed by the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme, exploring the implications of new research for policy-making and practice. So far 12 briefs have been published, and many translated into French: they

African agriculture: lessons learned
African agriculture: lessons learned
September 27, 2013 / CAADP
Future Agricultures researcher Steve Wiggins gave a talk on “African agriculture in a changing global context: lessons learned” at a briefing in Brussels on 2 October. The 33rd CTA Brussels Development Briefing on “The key Drivers of Agricultural transformation in

Future Agricultures at ICAAAE conference
Future Agricultures at ICAAAE conference
September 17, 2013 / CAADP
Future Agricultures was at the 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE), held on 22-25 September 2013 in Tunisia. Sam Asuming-Brempong attended the conference to highlight recent work on the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). Dr

CAADP at 10: Progress toward agricultural prosperity
CAADP at 10: Progress toward agricultural prosperity
January 16, 2013 / CAADP
In 2003, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was set up to address fundamental obstacles to African agricultural development. Poor productivity, and a lack of investment, were identified as major problems. Now, 10 years on, a new paper, CAADP