Political Economy Conference 2013

<p>Conference papers and other resources from the FAC <a href=”events/policy-processes-conference”>conference on the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa</a></p><p>Pretoria, South Africa<br />March 2013</p>


Latest articles

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