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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 researchers to hold a national dissemination workshop in Ghana
November 26, 2021 / Events News
APRA researchers in Ghana are gearing up for a national dissemination event! The event will be filled with presentations from the two APRA teams working in the country (Work Streams 1 and 2), and, more generally, on APRA’s objectives, research
APRA Ethiopia’s national dissemination workshop: A pathway to policy change?
November 26, 2021 / Events News
APRA Ethiopia researchers have spent years studying the country’s rice value chain and identifying its role in providing a pathway out of poverty for the farmers who engage in it. The team has explored the role of increased rice commercialisation
APRA Nigeria team prepares to present findings in dissemination event
November 25, 2021 / Events News
Over the previous five years, the APRA Nigeria Work Stream 2 (WS2) team has been working to explore longitudinal change over time, and identify different pathways of agricultural commercialisation and their outcome pathways in the country. Now, as the team
e-Dialogue Series 2021-22: Towards an Equitable and Sustainable Transformation of Food Systems
November 22, 2021 / Events
The United Nations Food Systems Summit, held in September 2021, set an agenda for the sustainable transformation of food systems. Central to this transformation must be progress on reducing the high levels of poverty and inequality that afflict the world’s

Stakeholders’ take on inclusive agricultural value chains in Tanzania: Feedback from a national workshop
November 22, 2021 / APRA blog Events FAC blog
The Tanzanian government, in its efforts to provide food, income, employment and foreign income to its population, is committed to improving the country’s rice and sunflower value chains. This commitment was reiterated at a national feedback workshop held on 26th

APRA Nigeria team shares research findings in Kaduna State
November 17, 2021 / APRA blog Events FAC blog
To disseminate their research results and the policy implications that arise from the APRA Nigeria Work Stream 1 (WS1) research, project team gathered community members in two areas of Kaduna State on the 15th-16th November 2021. These events were the

Online COVID-19 & poverty: Informing economic and social policy in Malawi
November 4, 2021 / Events News
How is COVID-19 impacting people living in poverty in Malawi? What are the policies needed to mitigate these impacts? Recent research from COVID Collective partners and APRA finds COVID-19 has had a detrimental impact on people living in, or at
APRA researchers to join 8th Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholders Conference
November 4, 2021 / Events News
As the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes prepares to host its 8th Annual Stakeholders Conference, under the theme, ‘Transform: Toward Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Africa’, APRA researchers are gearing up for their side event! Conference sessions
APRA Ghana researchers to participate in University of Ghana conference
November 1, 2021 / Events News
On Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th November, 2021, the University of Ghana’s School of Social Sciences will be hosting its seventh international conference. The event, under the theme ‘Addressing Africa’s Challenges in the 21st Century’, will cover a vast range
APRA Tanzania to host national feedback workshop
October 25, 2021 / Events News
APRA Tanzania team at a previous media workshop On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at the Institute of Rural Development Planning in Dodoma, Tanzania, the APRA Tanzania team will be hosting a national feedback workshop. At this event, the team plans
Why it is expensive to produce cocoa in Ghana, a former global leader? APRA Ghana share findings
August 10, 2021 / Events News
Cocoa producers in Ghana incur high production costs, but obtain low yields and receive less income. This hampers the country’s cocoa commercialisation efforts, hence requiring adoption of high yielding varieties and innovative financing options and investments in labour and inputs.
Upcoming webinar: Development corridors in Africa: whose voices count?
August 9, 2021 / Events News
An upcoming webinar on development corridors in Africa will be held virtually on Thursday 12 August from 1300-1400 SAST/CAT.
Pastoralism and climate change in West Africa: implications for policy and practice
May 20, 2021 / Events
21 June 202113:00–14:30 This event will discuss the intersection of pastoralism and climate change in West Africa. Livestock have a role to play in climate change – but at the same time pastoralism and livestock keeping provide critical livelihood pathways

Migration and mobility in Ghana and beyond: considerations for beyond Covid-19
May 20, 2021 / Events
Date: 26th May 2-3.30 UK This event will examine recent research on migration and mobility in Ghana and West Africa, and discuss its implications and future trajectory. Four experts in the field will present completed and ongoing research on movement

East Africa Rice Conference 2021 kicks off
May 19, 2021 / Events News
Yesterday (18 May, 2021) saw the start of the 2021 East African Rice Conference (EARC), with in-country workshops across six East African countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. EARC aims to identify policy reforms to transform Africa’s rice
Youth Employment and Politics Seminars
May 4, 2021 / Events
The Youth Employment and Politics webinar series is linked to IDS’ strategic research initiative: ‘Ensuring decent work and political inclusion for young people’, which is part of the 2020-25 IDS Strategy. Presentations will primarily focus on sub-Sahara Africa and the

Global food regimes and China – Agrarian Conversations episode 2
April 13, 2021 / Events
Join the second episode in Agrarian Conversations webinar series on “Global food regimes and China” on 28th April. What relationship does China have to current food regime transitioning, with the changing geographies of production, circulation and consumption of global food

East Africa Rice Conference 2021
March 25, 2021 / Events
18 – 20 May Africa holds great potential in contributing to food and nutrition security, and economic growth through innovative science, sustainable agri-food systems, and transformative partnerships. As rice becomes a potentially strategic commodity in Africa, many countries have embarked
APRA Ghana team to present findings in dissemination workshop
March 15, 2021 / Events News
The findings of a recent APRA Ghana research project will be shared with a range of stakeholders at a forthcoming event. This workshop will include a discussion of the team’s research, the implications of these findings. The outcome of discussions
The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems and Rural Livelihoods in Africa
December 7, 2020 / Events
Add this event to your calendar Wednesday 16 December 11:00 until 12:00 on Zoom Speaker: John Thompson and Imogen Bellwood-HowardPart of the series: SSRP Webinar Series on the Pandemic and Sustainability Register to attend this Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) webinar:
e-Dialogue: What future for small-scale farming? Inclusive transformation in challenging times
July 6, 2020 / Events
Small-scale farmers are critical to food systems in much of the world. Vast numbers of rural households rely, at least in part, on agriculture for their livelihood. Yet times are tough for small-scale farmers, with many being among the poorest

APRA involved at the event: Towards a Pan-African Transformation: Innovative Approaches to Evidence uptake and use in Africa.
May 3, 2019 / 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 / 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 blog 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 / 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