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Informing ‘safety nets’ for food insecure Ethiopians
Informing ‘safety nets’ for food insecure Ethiopians
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
Since 2005, the Government of Ethiopia has implemented a Productive Safety Net (PSNP), with the objective to ‘graduate’ millions of chronically food insecure Ethiopians to productive livelihoods, supported by donors including DFID, the World Bank and USAID. By 2010 the

Bringing political economy thinking to CAADP
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
Over several years, Future Agricultures has engaged with the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP) institutions to strengthen CAADP policy processes. In 2013, FAC was invited to participate in the ‘Drivers of Success in African Agriculture’ study, commissioned by the

Informing Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme through evidence
Informing Malawi’s farm input subsidy programme through evidence
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
The Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) is one of the highest profile government policies in Malawi, comprising about 70% of the Ministry of Agriculture’s budget. It features in the election pledges of all the political parties and has been strongly

Supporting Civil Society on agricultural policy in Malawi
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
Future Agricultures provided evidence, policy framing and analytical input into three civil society organisations (CSOs) in Malawi – the Civil Society Agricultural Network (CISANET), the Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) and the National Association of Smallholder Farmers of Malawi (NASFAM)

‘Quadruple Wins’: learning from DFID’s evaluation of the Future Agricultures Consortium, 2008-2013
‘Quadruple Wins’: learning from DFID’s evaluation of the Future Agricultures Consortium, 2008-2013
February 11, 2015 / Our blog
These concluded that FAC’s ‘unique, researcher-led network’ model and its approach to analysing and understanding the political economy of agricultural policy processes provides a ‘quadruple win’ leading to positive impacts and outcomes through synergies between four key areas: High-quality research

Shaping policy for Kenya’s pastoralist areas
Shaping policy for Kenya’s pastoralist areas
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
Through its work with the Ministry of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands (MNKAL), Future Agricultures contributed to a significant process of longer term policy development in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands in Kenya, culminating in a shorter-term opportunity

Co-convening the Land Deal Politics Initiative
Co-convening the Land Deal Politics Initiative
February 11, 2015 / Impact Stories
The Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) is a platform for generating, highlighting and discussing political economy evidence on land deals globally for and with policy-makers, NGOs and civil society and building the capacity of young, largely African, researchers. Through co-convening

Evaluation of the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC): main report
February 11, 2015 / News
Main report of the evaluation of Future Agricultures commissioned by DFID in 2014 and carried out by Upper Quartile.

Evaluation of the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC): Annexes
February 11, 2015 / News
Annexes of the evaluation of Future Agricultures commissioned by DFID in 2014 and carried out by the consultants Upper Quartile.

Evaluation of the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC): Final Report
February 11, 2015 / News
Evaluation of Future Agricultures commissioned by DFID in 2014 and carried out by the consultants Upper Quartile, including all annexes.