Events

eventscatdescipThe Future Agricultures Consortium participates in many conferences and workshops. We also watch for important agriculture policy “windows” and report them here.


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APRA involved at the event: Towards a Pan-African Transformation: Innovative Approaches to Evidence uptake and use in Africa.
May 3, 2019 / APRA Events News
Date: 02 May 2019 – 03 May 2019 CABE Africa (https://www.cabe-africa.org/) are hosting Utafiti Sera, a policy research community of practice, via PASGR (Partnership for African Social & Governance Research). Hannigton Odame of APRA is conducting a presentation: “Charting the
EVENT – APRA Public Debate on the Character of the Agrarian Question in the Contemporary Africa
May 3, 2019 / APRA Events News
The event will take place on 14 May 2019, from 13:00-15:00 at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.
PLAAS hosting new roundtable: ‘What is the character of the Agrarian Question in contemporary Africa?’
April 30, 2019 / APRA Events News
The APRA South Africa Hub at the Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) is hosting a roundtable on the question: ‘What is the character of the Agrarian Question in contemporary Africa? Perspectives from East, West and Southern Africa’?
APRA-Afrint Public Seminar, IDS
October 23, 2018 / Events
  On 3 October, the Institute of Development Studies hosted a joint event between the APRA and Afrint projects, bringing together researchers from both fields for a public seminar and launch of the Afrint project’s latest publication.    The event
Public Seminar
August 7, 2018 / APRA Events
Join us at the Institute of Development Studies on 3 October 2018, for a public seminar entitled The Dynamics of Agricultural Commercialisation, Diversification and Rural Change in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers from APRA and the Afrint Project of Lund University will present
The Future of Farming in Zimbabwe
October 17, 2016 / Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa
The divisive land reform in Zimbabwe in 2000, caused wide-spread controversy and chaos throughout the country, affecting people’s livelihoods. The aftermath of the land reforms and the impacts it has had on small and medium-scaled farming are examined in a

Report on Gender, Land & Investment conference published
Report on Gender, Land & Investment conference published
January 22, 2015 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
The conference report from the 2014 Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa conference has been published. The last few years have witnessed a dramatically renewed interest in Africa’s farmland, and the role of agricultural development has become more prominent

Conference Report: Agricultural investment, gender and land in Africa – Towards inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment
January 22, 2015 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
by Ruth Hall and Martha OsorioDecember 2014 The last few years have witnessed a dramatically renewed interest in Africa’s farmland, and the role of agricultural development has become more prominent in national and international agendas. As a result, many developing

About the seminar
July 17, 2014 / Agricultural investment and the land rush
On 11 – 12 August 2014, parliamentarians of the Southern African Development Community-Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) and the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) will debate strategies to ensure that foreign investment in agriculture brings benefits to local populations, including strengthening citizens’ land rights,

Storify: Green Economy in the South conference
July 14, 2014 / Green Economy in the South
Our conference Storify tells the story of the event through tweets, images and links to blogs and other relevant material. Browse the Storify below and follow the links to read more on the debates at Green Economy in the South.

Green Economy in the South: blog roundup
Green Economy in the South: blog roundup
July 11, 2014 / Green Economy in the South
The Green Economy in the South conference held in Tanzania this week highlighted Southern academic perspectives on the green economy – a debate often dominated by Northern voices. Participants and the organisers have blogged about their experiences at the event

Why the Green Economy matters for Africa
Why the Green Economy matters for Africa
July 4, 2014 / Green Economy in the South
On 8 July, the Green Economy in the South international conference begins in Tanzania. PLAAS/Future Agricultures researcher Emmanuel Sulle blogs on why critical perspectives on this issue and its impacts - from ecotourism and energy, to 'green grabbing' and displacement

Background – Agricultural Investment and the Land Rush
July 1, 2014 / Agricultural investment and the land rush
In August 2014, the Southern Africa event Making Agricultural Investment Work for Africa: A parliamentarian response to the land rush is the last in a series of events organised by the Pan African Parliament. African countries and institutions, such as

Green Economy in the South conference: background
Green Economy in the South conference: background
June 2, 2014 / Green Economy in the South
The growing idea and practice of the Green Economy is coinciding with financial instability and continued economic woe in the North, but generally happier circumstances in the Global South. Economies are growing and ‘green economic initiatives’ are part of these

Conference programme
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
Programme of the Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land in Africa conference, March 2014.

Conference recommendations
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
The Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land in Africa included four working groups who were given the task of producing recommendations for different ‘sectors’ of society. These recommendations suggest ways for different groups to address gender inequality in the

Storify: Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
This Storify brings together photos, social media, articles and video to tell the story of the Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land in Africa conference. The event was discussed on Twitter by participants and others, and some of the key plenary

Blog commentary: Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
The conference organisers and participants wrote a number of blog posts commenting on the themes of the conference. A list is below.

Recommendations to Researchers
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
Recommendations produced by the conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land in Africa, March 2014.

Recommendations to the Private Sector
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
Recommendations produced by the conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land in Africa, March 2014.

Recommendations to Governments
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
Recommendations produced by the conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land in Africa, March 2014.

Recommendations to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
March 28, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
Recommendations produced by the conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender & Land in Africa, March 2014.

Background – Agricultural Investment conference 2014
Background – Agricultural Investment conference 2014
February 12, 2014 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa - Towards inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment Venue: Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch (Cape Town), South AfricaDate: 5 Mar 2014 to 7 Mar 2014 The conference aims to promote an open exchange

How to Promote Institutional Reforms in the Agricultural Sector? A case study of Uganda’s National..
May 21, 2013 / Other Resources (Political Economy 2013)
Full title: How to Promote Institutional Reforms in the Agricultural Sector? A case study of Uganda’s National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) Patience, B. Rwamigisa, Regina Birner, Margaret, N. Mangheni and Arseni Semana    

Fertilizer subsidies & voting behavior: Political economy dimensions of input subsidy programs
April 19, 2013 / Political Decisions (parallel session)
by N. Mason (MSU), T.S. Jayne (MSU), & N. van de Walle (Cornell) Presentation slides

Video: Political Economy conference plenaries
Video: Political Economy conference plenaries
April 17, 2013 / Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa
The six plenary sessions at the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference were filmed in their entirety. Watch the videos below to see debates on the BRICS, African co-operation, civil society and the policy process. The conference took

Video: Political Economy conference plenaries
Video: Political Economy conference plenaries
April 17, 2013 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
The six plenary sessions at the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference were filmed in their entirety. Watch the videos below to see debates on the BRICS, African co-operation, civil society and the policy process. The conference took

Video: participant interviews
Video: participant interviews
April 7, 2013 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
These short video interviews were filmed with participants at the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference. Participants interviewed include Arilson Favareto, Buba Khan, John Barrett, Lidia Cabral, Patience Mutopo, Nancy Kachingwe, Tamani Nkhono-Mvula and Ruth Oniang'o. The conference

Video: participant interviews
Video: participant interviews
April 7, 2013 / Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa
These short video interviews were filmed with participants at the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference. Participants interviewed include Arilson Favareto, Buba Khan, John Barrett, Lidia Cabral, Patience Mutopo, Nancy Kachingwe, Tamani Nkhono-Mvula and Ruth Oniang'o. The conference

Water grabbing dynamics in Chókwè Irrigation System, Mozambique
April 3, 2013 / Political Economic Aspects of Water Policies
Water grabbing dynamics in Chókwè Irrigation System, Mozambique Gert Jan VeldwischWageningen University

The Political Ecology of Water Management in the Great Ruaha Catchment
April 3, 2013 / Political Economic Aspects of Water Policies
The Political Ecology of Water Management in the Great Ruaha Catchment: Analysis of Winners, Losers and Villains Faustin P. MagangaUniversity of Dar es Salaam

Asian Lessons & Agricultural Transformation in Rwanda (slides)
March 27, 2013 / Developmental Regimes in Africa
Frederick Golooba-MutebiMakerere University/Future Agricultures Consortium

Policy and governance in Africa’s economic transformation (slides)
March 27, 2013 / Developmental Regimes in Africa
Policy and governance in Africa’s economic transformationDavid BoothOverseas Development Institute

Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Nigeria (slides)
March 27, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (1)
Aderibigbe S. OlomolaInternational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Abuja, Nigeria

China and Brazil in African Agriculture: the case of Zimbabwe (slides)
March 27, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
Langton MukwerezaResearch for Development Trust, Harare

Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture The Case of Mozambique (slides)
March 27, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
Sergio ChichavaIESE (Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos), Maputo

Negotiating new relationships: how the Ethiopian state is involving China and Brazil in agriculture
March 27, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
Negotiating new relationships: how the Ethiopian state is involving China and Brazil in agriculture and rural development (slides) Dawit AlemuEthiopian Agricultural Research Institute

Combining political and economic models: An evolutionary CGPE Model
March 27, 2013 / Other Resources (Political Economy 2013)
Combining political and economic models: An evolutionary Computable General Political Economy Equilibrium Model (CGPE) Christian Henning and Eva KrampeDepartment of Agricultural Economics, University of Kiel, Germany

The Role of Policy Beliefs and Discourses: A Case Study of NAADS in Uganda
March 27, 2013 / Other Resources (Political Economy 2013)
Patience B. RwamigisaMinistry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, UgandaAFRISA, Makerere University, Uganda

Donors and domestic policy makers: Two worlds in agricultural policy-making?
March 27, 2013 / Other Resources (Political Economy 2013)
Jonathan Mockshell and Regina BirnerUniversity of Hohenheim  

China and Brazil in Ghanaian Agriculture (slides)
March 27, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
Kojo AmanorInstitute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

Storify: Political Economy conference 2013
Storify: Political Economy conference 2013
March 19, 2013 / Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa
During the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference, participants have been sharing information, comments and links with each other and the outside world over social media. Our Storify feed from the event (embedded in this page below) brings

Storify: Political Economy conference 2013
Storify: Political Economy conference 2013
March 19, 2013 / Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa
During the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa conference, participants have been sharing information, comments and links with each other and the outside world over social media. Our Storify feed from the event (embedded in this page below) brings

East African agriculture – the Potential and the Prospects (slides)
March 18, 2013 / Developmental Regimes in Africa
Ton Dietz and Wijnand KlaverAfrican Studies Centre Leiden

African Agriculture – The Potential And The Prospects
March 18, 2013 / Developmental Regimes in Africa
Full title: African Agriculture – the Potential and the Prospects: Case Studies for Kenya and Tanzania, Exploring a Method of Analysis Ton Dietz and Wijnand KlaverAfrican Studies Centre Leiden

Policy and governance in Africa’s economic transformation
March 18, 2013 / Developmental Regimes in Africa
David BoothOverseas Development Institute

The succession trap: high growth Africa and the pitfalls of leadership change
March 18, 2013 / Developmental Regimes in Africa
Tim KelsallDevelopmental Regimes in Africa (DRA) Project