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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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 / 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: 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: 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

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

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

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

Policy for development in Africa: Learning from Southeast Asia
March 18, 2013 / Developmental Regimes in Africa
David Henley University of Leiden, Netherlands Jan Kees van DongeTracking Development Project

Development as a collective action problem
March 18, 2013 / Developmental Regimes in Africa
Full title: Development as a collective action problem: Addressing the real challenges of African governance David BoothOverseas Development Institute

The Politics of Revitalising Agriculture in Kenya
March 13, 2013 / Democratisation and the Political Economy
Colin PoultonSchool of Oriental and African Studies, London Karuti KanyingaInstitute of Development Studies, University of Nairobi In March 2004 the Kenyan government set out its radical Strategy for Revitalising Agriculture (SRA). Almost a decade on, remarkably little progress has been

South-South Cooperation in Context: Perspectives from Africa
March 11, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
FAC Working Paper 54Kojo Sebastian Amanor This paper examines how liberal economic reforms that permeated and transformed economies during the 1980s and 1990s, both in the emerging BRICS powers themselves as well as in Africa, mediate and influence the relationships

Narratives of China-Africa Cooperation for Agricultural Development: New Paradigms?
March 11, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
FAC Working Paper 53Lila Buckley Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Current debate is still largely centred on China’s engagement with African agriculture as either a threat or an opportunity. Such debate will not be resolved without

Narratives of Brazil-Africa Cooperation for Agricultural Development: New Paradigms?
March 11, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
FAC Working Paper 51Lídia Cabral and Alex Shankland This paper summarises the findings of a scoping study on Brazilian development cooperation in agriculture in Africa. The study comprised, in the first instance, a review of the relevant literature and interviews

Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Mozambique
March 11, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
FAC Working Paper 49 Sérgio Chichava, Jimena Duran, Lídia Cabral, Alex Shankland, Lila Buckley, Tang Lixia and Zhang Yue The purpose of this paper is to provide an account of the policies, narratives, operational modalities and underlying motivations of Brazilian

Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Ghana
March 10, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
FAC Working Paper 52Kojo Amanor This paper explores the differences in Brazilian and Chinese investments in Ghana. It examines the extent to which the framework of South-South cooperation illuminates or masks these changing relationships and their political economy dimensions. The

Who Gained and Who Lost from Zambia’s 2010 Maize Marketing Policies?
March 10, 2013 / Political Decisions (parallel session)
Chewe Nkonde, Nicole M. Mason, Nicholas J. Sitko, and T. S. Jayne Zambia?s record-breaking maize harvest of nearly 2.8 million metric tons (MT) in 2010 is a major achievement and a testimony to what input subsidies, output price incentives, and

The 2011 Surplus in Smallholder Maize Production in Zambia: Drivers, Beneficiaries, and Implications
March 10, 2013 / Political Decisions (parallel session)
Full title: The 2011 Surplus in Smallholder Maize Production in Zambia: Drivers, Beneficiaries, and Implications for Agricultural and Poverty Reduction Policies Nicole M. Mason, William J. Burke, Arthur Shipekesa, and T. S. Jayne In 2011, Zambia recorded its second consecutive

The Rising Class of Emergent Farmers
March 10, 2013 / Political Decisions (parallel session)
Full title: The Rising Class of Emergent Farmers: An Effective Model for Achieving Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Africa? Nicholas J. Sitko and T.S. Jayne Seemingly contrary to the expectations of those who see little future in smallholder agriculture,

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: The Case of Zambia
March 10, 2013 / Political Decisions (parallel session)
by Antony Chapoto The global food price crisis of 2007/08 raised fears about the impacts of higher and more volatile food prices for the poor in Zambia. Like in the past, the implementation of the strategies to deal with the

Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Ethiopia
March 10, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
FAC Working Paper 50Dawit Alemu The increased importance of South-South cooperation in rural and agricultural development, and especially the increased role of BRICS countries, has been debated in relation to international development assistance, specifically in terms of (i) the modalities

Chinese and Brazilian Cooperation with African Agriculture: The Case of Zimbabwe
March 10, 2013 / Brazilian and Chinese Engagement
FAC Working Paper 48by Langton Mukwereza This report describes the status of agricultural aid and cooperation programmes by Brazil and China in Zimbabwe from three perspectives: A specification for each programme: the actors (governmental or otherwise) and their roles in

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: An Overview
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (1)
Per Pinstrup?AndersenH. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, Cornell University.

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Senegal
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (2)
Danielle ResnickResearch Fellow, United Nations University–World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU–WIDER)

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Zambia
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (2)
Antony ChapotoResearch Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in South Africa
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (2)
Johann F. KirstenProfessor and Head of Dept. Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Malawi
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (2)
Blessings ChinsingaAssociate Professor, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Malawi, Malawi Ephraim ChirwaProfessor, Department of Economics, University of Malawi, Malawi

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy in Nigeria
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (1)
Aderibigbe S. OlomolaSenior Economist/Consultant, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Abuja, Nigeria

The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: Kenya Country Case
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (1)
Jonathan NzumaLecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nairobi

The Political Economy of Food Prices: The Case of Ethiopia
March 8, 2013 / Political Economy of Food Price Policy (1)
Assefa AdmassiePrincipal Research Fellow at the Ethiopian Economics Association and adjunct Associate Professor at the Addis Ababa University, Department of Economics, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia