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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George Okore – Agriculture key plank in Kenyan general elections
February 27, 2013 / Other Resources (Political Economy 2013)
Runner-up entry to the FAC media competition 2013.

Journalism competition 2013: Oluyinka Alawode’s winning entry
February 26, 2013 / Other Resources (Political Economy 2013)
Winning entry (print media category) to FAC’s 2013 Journalism Competition. A report looking at the political and economic reasons behind the long-term under-investment in the agricultural sector in Nigeria.  

Democratisation and the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa
August 29, 2012 / Democratisation and the Political Economy
FAC Working Paper 43by Colin Poulton In theory, democratisation, which has proceeded unevenly across Africa during the past two decades, should encourage pro-poor agricultural policy, as the majority of voters in many countries remain rural and poor. This paper draws

South-South Co-operation seminar findings
South-South Co-operation seminar findings
June 27, 2012 / Co-operation in the Global South
The findings of the seminar on South-South Co-operation in May 2012 are presented in an edition of Poverty in Focus, a regular publication of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth. The edition, entitled The Role of South-South Cooperation in

The Political Economy of Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia: Economic Growth and Political Control
June 13, 2012 / Democratisation and the Political Economy
FAC Working Paper 42by Kassahun Berhanu The central argument in this paper is that, for the past two decades, state-led agricultural extension in Ethiopia, implemented by excluding other players in general and non-state actors in particular, has facilitated uncontested control

The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Malawi: A Case Study
June 13, 2012 / Democratisation and the Political Economy
Full title: The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Malawi: A Case Study of the Fertilizer Subsidy Programme FAC Working Paper 39by Blessings Chinsinga This paper examines the political economy of the agricultural policy processes in Malawi through the

Presentations from the Seminar
May 25, 2012 / Co-operation in the Global South
Below is a selection of slide presentations from the international seminar on South-South cooperation held in Brasilia on 17 May 2012. The full programme and descriptions of each panel session are also available. The presentations are embedded below. To view

Should traditional donors be interfering in South-South cooperation?
Should traditional donors be interfering in South-South cooperation?
May 24, 2012 / Co-operation in the Global South
Daniel Bradley, DFID’s Climate and Development Adviser in Brazil, has written a blog post on our recent seminar on South-South cooperation in Brasilia. "...So why was DFID supporting a workshop on the role of South-South cooperation? Isn’t South-South supposed to

Blogs from the South-South Co-operation seminar
May 24, 2012 / Co-operation in the Global South
Following our workshop on the role of South-South cooperation in Brasilia, several participants (Lidia Cabral, Daniel Bradley and Iara Costa Leite) have blogged on the issues raised at the event. Some short extracts, with links to the full posts, are

Policy for agriculture and horticulture in Rwanda
May 16, 2012 / Developmental Regimes in Africa
FAC Working Paper 38by David Booth and Frederick Golooba-Mutebi Agricultural development policies in sub-Saharan Africa continue to be weak, and the reasons are to be found in the incentives transmitted to policy makers by countries’ domestic political systems. The enfranchisement