Analysing the pathways to agricultural commercialisation in sub-Saharan Africa
Which pathways to agricultural commercialisation are the most effective in empowering women, reducing rural poverty and improving food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa?
The Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) consortium is a five-year research programme that works to respond to these issues. Working across three work streams in six focal countries, APRA aims to generate new evidence on pathways to agricultural commercialisation.
With headquarters at the Institute of Development Studies, APRA has run from 2016 to 2021 and is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). The consortium will offer high-quality evidence and policy advice that makes a difference in crucial areas of central importance in sub-Saharan Africa.
APRA operates in six focal countries, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, with two additional secondary countries, Kenya and Mozambique.
Our aim is to work in sites in that provide valuable insights into pathways and different types of commercialisation.
We will work in various places of commercialisation -established and emerging sites. We will also examine different objects of commercialisation, including comparing industrial and export crops.
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Seeing Conflict at the Margins: understanding community experiences through social research and digital narrative in Kenya and Madagascar.May 8, 2019
This month a new website is being launched for a project called ‘Seeing Conflict at the Margins: understanding community experiences through social research and digital narrative in Kenya and Madagascar.’ Their activities and some links are introduced below – for further details, visit them at: http://seeingconflict.org They will be announcing their new website on social… Read more »Read more »
APRA involved at the event: Towards a Pan-African Transformation: Innovative Approaches to Evidence uptake and use in Africa.May 3, 2019
Date: 02 May 2019 – 03 May 2019 CABE Africa (https://www.cabe-africa.org/) are hosting Utafiti Sera, a policy research community of practice, via PASGR (Partnership for African Social & Governance Research). Hannigton Odame of APRA is conducting a presentation: “Charting the Path for a Youth Apprenticeship Policy: Lessons from Utafiti Sera House on Youth Employment Creation… Read more »Read more »
EVENT – APRA Public Debate on the Character of the Agrarian Question in the Contemporary AfricaMay 3, 2019
The event will take place on 14 May 2019, from 13:00-15:00 at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.Read more »
Working Paper 24: Building Livelihoods: Young People and Agricultural Commercialisation: Tanzania Country Study
Working Paper 23: Mechanised Agriculture and Medium-Scale Farmers in Northern Ghana: a Success of Market Liberalism or a Product of a Longer History?
APRA Brief 18: The political economy of agricultural growth corridors in eastern Africa
APRA Brief 17: Tractors, Markets and the State: (Dis)continuities in Africa’s Agricultural Mechanisation
APRA Brief 16: A Historical Analysis of Rice Commercialisation in Ethiopia_The Case of the Fogera Plain
APRA Brief 15: Building Livelihoods: Youth and Agricultural Commercialisation in Ghana
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