Themes

Future Agricultures explores what needs to be done to get different forms of agriculture – food/cash crops, livestock/pastoralism, smallholdings/contract farming/large holdings – moving on a track of increasing productivity and competitiveness.

We do this through work in 10 themes, examining how agricultural policy is made and put into practice in different settings, and how this could be improved


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The Future of Pastoralism in Africa
The Future of Pastoralism in Africa
October 18, 2010 / Pastoralism
An international conference to debate the future of pastoralists in Africa, 21-23 March 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The future of pastoralism in Africa is uncertain and radical changes are affecting Pastoralist areas in terms of access to resources, options for

LDPI Small Grant Recipients – 2010
LDPI Small Grant Recipients – 2010
October 6, 2010 / Land
The Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) is a network initiated by five university-based research institutions with the purpose of promoting 'engaged research' on the recent explosion of (trans) national commercial and corporation-driven land transactions. In-depth and systematic enquiry has become

FAC Kenya Roundtable on Climate Change and Agriculture
FAC Kenya Roundtable on Climate Change and Agriculture
September 23, 2010 / Climate Change
The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex, UK and the Future Agriculture Consortium (FAC) organised a one day round table meeting for policy makers, implementers and researchers

FAC Ethiopia Roundtable on Climate Change and Agriculture
FAC Ethiopia Roundtable on Climate Change and Agriculture
September 23, 2010 / Climate Change
Future Agriculture Consortium (FAC) organised a one day round table meeting for policy makers, implementers and researchers involved in work on climate change and agriculture in Adis Adaba on 11 November 2010.

Case Studies: Kenya and Ethiopia
Case Studies: Kenya and Ethiopia
August 6, 2010 / Climate Change
The objective is to investigate how international climate change policy processes play out in national and sub-national agricultural contexts and to ascertain how these influence and are influenced by particular policy narratives, actors, networks and interests. Specifically, the study will

FAC Researchers Contribute to IDS  Bulletin on Climate Change
FAC Researchers Contribute to IDS Bulletin on Climate Change
May 19, 2010 / Climate Change
Three FAC researchers have contributed to a new IDS Bulletin focusing on the Political Economy of Climate Change:

Innovations in peace and security
May 18, 2010 / Pastoralism
In recent years in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia violent incidents have claimed increasing numbers of lives. Incidents of political intimidation, cattle rustling, smuggling and other kinds of crime have spread fear, disrupted trade, hampered livestock production and impeded mobility.

‘Global Land Grabbing’ – call for papers
‘Global Land Grabbing’ – call for papers
May 17, 2010 / Land
Co-organized and hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium in partnership with the Journal of Peasant Studies and the Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI). This international academic conference on ‘Global Land Grabbing’ will be held on 6-8 April 2011 at the

LDPI Small grant competition: Call for applications 2010
LDPI Small grant competition: Call for applications 2010
May 17, 2010 / Land
The 2010 application process is now closed. (The following is for background information only). A convergence of factors has been driving a revaluation of land by powerful economic and political actors. This is occurring across the world, but especially in

LDPI Small grant competition: Call for applications 2011
LDPI Small grant competition: Call for applications 2011
May 17, 2010 / Land
This call has now closed - view the list of recipients A convergence of factors has been driving a revaluation of land by powerful economic and political actors. This is occurring across the world, but especially in the global South.