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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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First ‘e-Dialogue with a difference’ held on the future of small-scale farming
July 30, 2020

Smallholder led transformation can reap from huge potential gains, chief among them is the obvious improvement in peoples’ lives’. APRA researcher Milu Muyanga shared his views in the first session of a new virtual series, on ‘What future for small-scale farming?: Inclusive transformation in challenging times’. The first e-Dialogue session, ‘Setting the Scene’ was held… Read more »

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

July update The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee’s report, The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa: prosperity, peace and development co-operation, was published on 10 July. Access it here. “We welcome the range of effective UK official development assistance (ODA) projects across the region. These include Aid for Trade—particularly in relation to the African… Read more »

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e-Dialogue to tackle the future of small-scale farming
July 7, 2020

Small-scale farmers are critical to food systems across the world, yet many are among the poorest and most food-insecure people on the planet. Given the emerging impacts of climate change and COVID-19, the future of small-scale farming is vulnerable and requires urgent transformation. The Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Programme of the Future Agricultures… Read more »

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