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

Rural Futures: unlocking a continent’s hidden promise (Report by Amdissa Teshome)
September 23, 2010 / CAADP
Amdissa Teshome, on behalf of Future Agricultures, was invited to this workshop by the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Secretariat (NPCS). This is the first time that FAC has been invited without us contacting the AU/NEPAD/CAADP so it is a progress

Network Meetings in Kenya
May 4, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
John Omiti hosted two FAC network meetings to discuss how to move the FAC agenda forward at country level. In the first meeting, four items were discussed:

Collective action in farmer organisations
Collective action in farmer organisations
May 4, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
John Omiti and consortium members participated in an international workshop onpromoting the development of farmer associations in Africa in order to improve delivery of farm inputs (e.g. seed, and fertilizer) and requisite services (extension and financial services) to farmers.

Consultations with farmers on global agricultural development
Consultations with farmers on global agricultural development
April 29, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
The Kenya country team convened  a farmers’ meeting to talk about the challenges facing agriculture with a view to include local farmer voices in two specific areas: Post-Salzburg ‘African Green Revolution’ strategic recommendations Input into GCARD for the future of

National and Regional Panel Discussions on the future of Agricultural/ Pastoral Extension System
National and Regional Panel Discussions on the future of Agricultural/ Pastoral Extension System
April 29, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
The Ethiopian extension system has a long history relative to many African countries and has been delivered through a variety of approaches and models. Despite this history, the system is still in its infancy in terms of coverage, communication and

FAC team presents at EEA
FAC team presents at EEA
April 29, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
In June 2009, John Thompson and David Hughes travelled to Ethiopia to attend the Seventh International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy organised by the Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA).  FAC’s Samuel Gabreselassie and colleagues at the Ethiopian Economics Policy Research Institute

ReSAKSS conference
ReSAKSS conference
April 29, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
FAC at the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System's first conference

Opportunities for FAC to engage with CAADP Process
March 26, 2010 / CAADP
Following the 3rd CAADP review and partnership platform meeting, March 2008, four engagement opportunities for Future Agricultures in the CAADP process were identified. Engagement Opportunity No. 1: Emphasis on farmer organizations is a potential area for Future Agricultures contribution to

ReSAKSS – Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System
ReSAKSS – Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System
March 23, 2010 / CAADP
The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-wide network established to provide readily available analysis, data, and tools of the highest quality. It promotes evidence-based decision-making, improves awareness of the role of agriculture for development in