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APRA NEWS

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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APRA research features in publication on Ethiopian rice development
February 10, 2020

A new book including APRA Ethiopia research has recently been published by the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). Advances in Rice Research and Development in Ethiopia presents the deliberations from an international conference held in November, 2018 at the EIAR Fogera National Rice and Training Center. The main objective of the conference was to… Read more »

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UPDATE: Call for applications: JPS Summer 2020 Writeshop in Critical Agrarian Studies and Scholar-Activism
January 23, 2020

UPDATE 5/3/2020: The deadline for applying to the JPS 2020 workshop has been extended to 15 MARCH! Organisers are closely monitoring the #COVID19/#Coronavirus situation. If a change of location is necessary, it will likely move to Cape Town, South Africa Call for Applications The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS), College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) of… Read more »

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Revision of the National Rice Sector Development Strategy of Ethiopia: a 10-year perspective plan
December 17, 2019

A workshop on the National Rice Sector Development Strategy of Ethiopia to guide the national rice research and development interventions for the coming ten years (2020 – 2030) was organised on December 13, 2019, at Debre Zeit in Ethiopia. The national rice strategy aims to achieve increased production, productivity, quality of locally-produced rice for the… Read more »

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