May 2, 2012 / China and Brazil in African Agriculture The Future Agricultures Consortium is addressing the question of how the 'rising powers', including the BRICS countries, are changing agricultural development in Africa. Our research project China and Brazil in African Agriculture aims to document and critically analyse the experiences
April 27, 2012 / Young People & Agrifood Call for ApplicationsDeadline: 15 June 2012 The Future Agriculture Consortium, through its Young People and Agri-Food theme, seeks to address three constraints to more appropriate policy in relation to the “young people and agriculture” problem in Africa: A lack of
April 25, 2012 / Land A special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies, published this week, explores the controversial issue of 'green grabbing' – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends. The vigorous debate on 'land grabbing' already highlights instances where 'green'
April 19, 2012 / Policy Processes Debates on the appropriate role for the state in stimulating agricultural development should be linked to an assessment of the capacity and willingness of the state to implement particular policies in particular country contexts. The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy
April 18, 2012 / Pathways to Commercialisation Two research updates have been published from the Commercialisation theme. They provide an update on our case studies in Tanzania and Ethiopia, examining how small farmers have been able to take opportunities to commercialise under different conditions.
April 11, 2012 / Science, Technology and Innovation Six new Policy Briefs shed light on the political economy of seeds in Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. They arise from the work of the Science, Technology and Innovation theme of the Future Agricultures Consortium. These Policy Briefs also
March 16, 2012 / Land The Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) has announced the awards of its Small Grants programme for 2012. The LDPI is a network to promote 'engaged research' on the recent explosion of (trans) national commercial and corporation-driven land transactions. Out of
March 7, 2012 / Land Across the world, we are seeing a dramatic rise in the extent of cross-border, transnational corporation-driven and foreign government-driven, large-scale land deals unfolding. Such ‘land grabs’ revolve around the production and sale of food and biofuels, conservation and mining activities.