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Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa (PEAPA)

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 in Africa (PEAPA) project proceeds from the following insights:

it is a country’s political system which generates the incentives (strong or weak) for the state to take action to promote agricultural development; this political system also influences the type of development promoted (for example, smallholder or large farm based). Read more...
'Graduation' and Social Protection

This project in the Growth and Social Protection theme focuses on the issue of ‘graduation’ from agricultural support and social protection programmes.

Graduation describes a process whereby recipients of cash transfers, food aid or free or subsidised inputs and assets move from a position of dependence on external assistance to a condition where they no longer need these transfers, and can therefore exit the programme.

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