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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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