During 2010-11 our work in West Africa will primarily focus on the Ghana – Burkina Transect Study.
The big issue addressed by this research relates to if and how agricultural policy and policy processes impact on agricultural performance and livelihood outcomes in particular settings.
Or to put it another way, the study looks at differential agricultural performance (across regions within countries and across countries) and asks to what degree this can be explained by agricultural policy and policy processes.
While not formally part of the Policy Processes Theme, the Ghana — Burkina Transect Study fits relatively well with the overall focus of this theme.
Our West Africa work will also focus on research funded under the Growth & Social Protection Theme (“Heifer-in-trust” as social protection: a study of livestock projects, asset thresholds & graduation), the Youth and Agriculture Theme and the Climate Change Theme.