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Reacting to COVID-19: APRA’s rapid response
May 29, 2020

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned an in-depth review to draw lessons from previous disease outbreaks and other crises that may be relevant to formulating a coherent policy response in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Rapid Evidence Review: Policy interventions to mitigate negative effects on… Read more »

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APRA respond to inquiry into UK and Sub-Saharan African cooperation
May 21, 2020

Academics at APRA and the Institute of Development Studies were recently invited to contribute to an inquiry led by House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations and Defence, based on research carried out through the APRA consortium. In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the inquiry on UK and Sub-Saharan Africa— prosperity, peace and… Read more »

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APRA present at key conference on Nigerian cocoa industry
March 30, 2020

Please note: During this time of uncertainty caused by the #COVID19 pandemic, as for many at this time, some of our APRA work may well be affected in coming weeks but we aim to continue to post regular blogs and news updates on #agricultural #policy and #research. As the highest cocoa producing state in Nigeria,… Read more »

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New APRA research published on ‘inclusive innovation’ and urban agriculture
March 23, 2020

A new article incorporating APRA research has recently been published online on the ScienceDirect  website. The role of technology in inclusive innovation of urban agriculture attempts to address how technology can provide benefits for marginalised groups, such as women food entrepreneurs. Inclusive innovation describes the means by which new goods and services are developed for… Read more »

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APRA attends first national rice platform meeting in Ethiopia
March 10, 2020

The first National Rice stakeholders’ platform was held on March 9, 2020 with the main objective of formally establishing the stakeholders’ platform, which is expected to: Strengthen coordination and advocacy for rice sector development Facilitate the provision of policy, managerial and technical advisory services among actors engaged in rice value chain to enhance domestic rice… Read more »

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APRA to present on rice commercialistion at international conference
March 9, 2020

Update: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference has been postponed until further notice. APRA researchers are continuing to spread awareness and engagement of their key research activities, this time at the 6th School of Social Sciences International Conference at the University of Ghana in Accra from 15-16 April, 2020. Prof. John  Nshimba Jeckoniah,… Read more »

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APRA Tanzania share findings on rice commercialisation and food security at conference
March 2, 2020

“Public and private sector investment for agricultural transformation in Tanzania”, was the theme for the 6th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC), which took place 12-14 February 2020 at Dodoma Hotel in Dodoma, Tanzania. The conference was officially opened by the minister responsible for investment in the Prime Minister’s Office, Honourable Mrs Angelo Kariuki. The conference… Read more »

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APRA researchers showcase findings at two key conferences
February 20, 2020

February has been a very productive month for APRA. Already, researchers in Tanzania have kicked off the 2nd round of APRA surveys on commercialisation pathways for Tanzanian rice producers following the successful data collection training for enumerators at Sokaine University. However, there has also been a high level of engagement activity, with researchers attending and… Read more »

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APRA Malawi successfully engages with the media
February 17, 2020

An engagement and training workshop held with the media in Malawi in 2019 has led to extensive coverage across online media, social media, radio, TV and newspapers. On 31st August 2019, APRA Malawi held a one-day workshop with around 22 print and online journalists, especially members of the Agricultural Journalists Association. The aim of the… Read more »

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APRA to participate in inaugural Agricultural Industry Forum
February 13, 2020

The APRA team based at CABE in Nairobi, Kenya, is participating in the planning and inauguration of the Agricultural Industry Forum. The agribusiness event is being hosted by the Agriculture Industry Network, and in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries and Cooperatives, the Council of Governors and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).… Read more »

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