Future Agricultures publications

The Future Agricultures Consortium produces research in a variety of formats. Five key research series are available for download, circulation and citation (subject to FAC's citation guidelines - see below). In addition, there are numerous other FAC publications and related works included in the FAC online library.


1 Policy Briefs

policies2The Policy Brief series was launched by FAC in 2005 to provide a forum for the analysis of important agriculture policy issues by leading researchers. The series aims to identify key issues, apply the best and most up-to-date research to help understand these issues, and explore the implications of this research for the design and conduct of policy. We typically publish between 8 to 10 Policy Briefs each year.

We also publish a selection of our policy briefs in French.

wps2 Working Paper Series

This series reports research activities or interim findings and aim to share ideas and elicit feedback. FAC publishes approximately six to ten Working Papers annually.

3 Occasional Paper Series

Occasional Papers are short reports written by FAC researchers expressing views on a topical agriculture policy issues.

Farmer First Revisited book cover4 Research Paper Series

The Research Paper series reports findings to the research community. It is intended to contribute new analysis to agricultural issues in Africa and FAC publishes five to ten Research papers annually.

5 Discussion Papers

Discussion Papers disseminate research quickly to generate comment and suggestions for revision or improvement. They are often presented at conferences or workshops and often result in FAC Research or Occasional Papers.

6 Books

Seasonality book coverFuture Agricultures members contribute to full-length books arising from our work.

Our contributions to books allow us to explore issues in detail. They often involve working with other researchers to share new ideas and findings on topics important to agricultural policy in Africa - from seasonality to innovation among pastoralists.

7 Journal special issues

Future Agricultures members occasionally contribute to special issues of journals. These provide thorough, peer-reviewed studies of  the big issues affecting agricultural research and policy in Africa today.

Journal issues are not normally available free of charge, though selected articles are sometimes offered free or at a discount.

8 A wide variety of other publications

including books, newsletters, e-debate reports, external research, FAC commentaries, etc.


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