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impactstoryIn 2015, Future Agricultures produced a series of six impact case studies drawn from an independent evaluation of Future Agricultures, carried out by Upper Quartile for the UK Department for International Development.

The impact stories show how we have influenced different processes and debates related to African agricultural policy.

Browse our archive of impact stories or read the evaluation.

Documents

pdf Civil society partnerships in Malawi Popular

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Future Agricultures worked with three civil society organisations (CSOs) which aim to inform and influence agricultural policy in Malawi. We have provided evidence, policy framing and analysis which is being used in advocacy and policy influencing around the issues of input subsidies, land, and national agricultural policy.

Part of a series of Impact Stories based on the Future Agricultures Consortium’s work from 2008-2015.

pdf Drivers of Success: Understanding why African countries succeed in agricultural development Popular

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Over several years, Future Agricultures has engaged with the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) institutions to strengthen CAADP policy processes. In 2013, Future Agricultures was invited to participate in the ‘Drivers of Success in African Agriculture’ study, commissioned by the African Union Commission. The study covered seven countries and involved a number of researchers from our network.

Part of a series of Impact Stories based on the Future Agricultures Consortium’s work from 2008-2015.

pdf Influencing policy change in pastoral areas of Kenya Popular

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In 2008, the Kenyan government established a new ministry to promote development and resilience in pastoral areas. Future Agricultures played an important role, providing evidence to create a more positive narrative about the potential of pastoralism.

We worked over several years with key figures in the Ministry, parliamentary groups and beyond, and brought pastoralists and officials together to discuss new approaches.

Part of a series of Impact Stories based on the Future Agricultures Consortium’s work from 2008-2015.

pdf Informing the debate on land Popular

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Following the financial crisis of 2007-8 there was a growth of private sector interest in land investments. NGOs and civil society raised awareness of ‘land grabbing’ and there was a rise in media interest, often with use of ‘killer facts’ and sensational headlines.

Through its Land theme, Future Agricultures has examined the drivers and consequences of land deals through a detailed research programme, and engagement with policy makers, civil society and academics across Africa and beyond.

Part of a series of Impact Stories based on the Future Agricultures Consortium’s work from 2008-2015.

pdf Malawi’s input subsidies: evidence & insight Popular

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Future Agricultures worked with Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture and others to inform the development of the government’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP).

Part of a series of Impact Stories based on the Future Agricultures Consortium’s work from 2008-2015.

pdf Seeds in Ethiopia: Working with policy and research Popular

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Future Agricultures work on seeds in Ethiopia has made a significant contribution to influencing the development of the seed policy and wider seed system in the country, towards a more decentralised and liberalized system, which recognises both private and public actors, and informal as well as formal actors.

Part of a series of Impact Stories based on the Future Agricultures Consortium’s work from 2008-2015.