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Final eDialogue on ‘Policy Implications’
November 19, 2020

5th eDialogue, ‘Wrap-up and Policy Implications’,25th November On Wednesday, November 25, 12:15 – 14:00 GMT, we held the ‘Wrap-up and Policy Implications’, the fifth and final part of the eDialogue series: ‘What Future for Small-Scale Farming?’ Small-scale farmers are integral to food systems in much of the world. Many householders depend, at least in part, on… Read more »

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APRA researcher questions Malawi’s approach on poverty reduction
November 16, 2020

Following two widely-circulated media stories on a hard-hitting policy brief on agribusiness investment, and a report on how COVID-19 is affecting food systems and rural livelihoods, the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Malawi team have engaged with the press on their research activities once again. APRA researcher and member of Economics Association of Malawi,… Read more »

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APRA Tanzania present findings to media
November 2, 2020

After the successful high profile media coverage by the APRA Malawi team, the Tanzania team have followed suit by presenting a selection of their research findings to 23 different media houses during a special event held at the Sokoine Agricultural University (SUA) on 21 October 2020. Media organisations that attended included BBC Swahili, Tanzania Daily… Read more »

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4th eDialogue on transition pathways and strategies
November 2, 2020

SIGN UP NOW for next session on 25th November ‘Transition Pathways and Strategies’, was the fourth part of the eDialogue series: ‘What Future for Small-Scale Farming?’ on Tuesday, November 10, 12:00 – 13:30 UTC/GMT Transition pathways and strategies for small-scale farming households was explored in this session, with a particular focus on the role and… Read more »

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APRA hit national news again with Malawi COVID19 report
October 22, 2020

Three weeks since the Malawian government was brought to task by the national press following an APRA brief on agricultural policy, the APRA Malawi team has featured in The Nation Paper once again. Appearing under the headline “Covid-19 chokes food Systems, livelihoods” both in the newspaper edition and on their website, the news article highlighted… Read more »

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3rd eDialogue on ‘Africa Regional Perspectives’
October 15, 2020

SIGN UP NOW for the next session on Wrap-up and Policy Implications,25th November The sessions on ‘Regional Perspectives’, explored the dynamics of small-scale agriculture and food system change across Africa, Asia and South America. The African session observed the trends affecting small-scale farming households across Africa, and included Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) researchers,… Read more »

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Malawi press tasks government on policy following APRA brief
October 1, 2020

APRA policy research has recently been featured in Malawi’s The Nation newspaper, as well as on the publication’s website.  “Inducing agribusiness investment in Malawi: Insights from investors,” written by APRA researchers Henry Chingaipe, Joseph Thombozi and Horace Chingaipe, investigate the flaws in Malawi’s investment model in agribusiness and provides several policy recommendations on how to… Read more »

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Future Agricultures Twitter reaches 20,000 follower milestone
September 24, 2020

After almost 10 years on Twitter and posting over 3,000 Tweets, the Future Agricultures Consortium account, @FutureAgrics, has hit the significant milestone of 20,000 followers. The ever-increasing follower numbers highlights the relevance of the content promoted through this channel through working papers, blogs, briefs and many other kinds of publications. These include pertinent topics such… Read more »

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Local perspectives: Second e-Dialogue held on the future of small-scale farming
September 10, 2020

‘Local perspectives’ was the subject of the second e-Dialogue held on August 27, 2020. In a continuation of the new virtual series, ‘What future for small-scale farming? Inclusive transformation in challenging times’. The session looked at the challenges smallholders face and opportunities for improvement in yields and standards of living at the local level, from… Read more »

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e-Dialogue: What future for small-scale farming? Inclusive transformation in challenging times
August 27, 2020

Join the next session of the e-Dialogue: What Future for Small-Scale Farming? on Thursday, August 27th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (GMT). More information on the e-dialogue series can be found here. The session will look at Local Perspectives, translating the overview from Session 1 to local realities, and is supported by a number of Vlogs (video blogs) submitted by young… Read more »

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