May 21, 2015 / News We are delighted to announce the appointment of Joseph Yaro as our regional coordinator for West Africa. Prof Yaro is Associate Professor of Human Geography at the University of Ghana, Legon, and has been a member of Future Agricultures for
February 11, 2015 / News Main report of the evaluation of Future Agricultures commissioned by DFID in 2014 and carried out by Upper Quartile.
February 11, 2015 / News Annexes of the evaluation of Future Agricultures commissioned by DFID in 2014 and carried out by the consultants Upper Quartile.
February 11, 2015 / News Evaluation of Future Agricultures commissioned by DFID in 2014 and carried out by the consultants Upper Quartile, including all annexes.
February 11, 2015 / News Short summary of the evaluation of Future Agricultures commissioned by DFID in 2014 and carried out by the consultants Upper Quartile.
October 10, 2014 / News Address given by Johnson Irungu on behalf of Sicily Kariuki at the launch of ISSD Africa, September 2014.
August 8, 2014 / News Video and slides from this event in London on 24 September are now available. The day presented new research from Future Agricultures on how agricultural policy in Sub-Saharan Africa is shaped, in the light of changing patterns of growth and
December 9, 2013 / News Call for Participation: Multi-stakeholder Conference on Agricultural Investment, Gender and Land in Africa – Towards inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment South Africa, March 2014
November 20, 2013 / News Programme of the Parliamentary seminar “Making Agricultural Investment Work for Africa: A Parliamentarian’s response to the land rush”, held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on 8 – 9 November 2013.
November 20, 2013 / News Final declaration by parliamentarians from the Pan-African Parliament and the Parliament of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), made at the end of the Parliamentary seminar “Making Agricultural Investment Work for Africa: A Parliamentarian’s response to the
October 25, 2013 / News Press release from the KwaZulu Natal Christian Council following a meeting of church leaders and activists from six SADC countries in Durban, South Africa, October 2013.
October 7, 2013 / News The 40th session of the Committee on World Food Security opens on 7 October. More than 30 ministers will attend the session and there were more than 1,000 registrations to the Plenary. The entire week will be webcast at http://www.fao.org/webcast
October 2, 2013 / News A new IDS Bulletin brings together the first collection of empirical and review articles on how China and Brazil are engaging in African agriculture.
October 2, 2013 / News Video interviews, plenary session films, presentations and papers, blogs and more.
September 25, 2013 / News Our research on Pastoralism and our three new Africa hubs have been highlighted in this year's annual report from the Institute of Development Studies. The article includes details of our policy workshops in Nairobi and Addis Ababa, and the launch
June 12, 2013 / News The Future Agricultures Consortium has instituted a regional, Africa-centred structure to support its research and policy engagement activities, with ‘hubs’ in Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and the UK. Find out more about our new 'hubs' Video: introducing the hub convenors
May 17, 2013 / News Report from a seminar on pastoralism and development in Africa in Nairobi on 29 April 2013, produced by the Rift Valley Institute. The seminar was hosted by the RVI in collaboration with Future Agricultures.
February 11, 2013 / News Andrew Dorward, a member of FAC and Professor of Development Economics at SOAS, gave evidence on global food security to the UK Commons Select Committee on International Development last week. Prof Dorward discussed hunger and challenges to the global food
December 20, 2012 / News On 20 December 2012 the Knowledge network on Food Security and Nutrition launched a new consultation on behalf of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), aimed at gathering inputs on the Version
October 24, 2012 / News As post-2015 development goals are being developed by the UN and others, Andrew Dorward of Future Agricultures gave evidence to the International Development Committee in the UK yesterday (23 October). The UN has launched a broad consultative process for the
September 28, 2012 / News Our new lists of journal special issues and books by Future Agricultures researchers bring these resources together for the first time. In the collection, you will find downloads of free-access material, as well as links to paid-for publications. Some highlights
June 20, 2012 / News As the Rio+20 conference begins, two blogs by Future Agricultures researchers reflect on ‘green agriculture’ for sustainable development - an agenda which seeks to address food insecurity in Africa and beyond. Joanes Atela unpacks the politics behind ‘green agriculture’ for
April 16, 2012 / News Poster presentation given by Lars Otto Naess at the Planet Under Pressure conference, London, March 2012. The poster outlines a project examining the key narratives on climate change in the agricultural sector, and the individuals, organisations and political processes associated
March 7, 2012 / News The Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) is organizing a second international academic workshop on ‘Global Land Grabbing’ to be held on 17-19 October 2012 at the Africana Studies Center at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. The deadline for the Call
March 7, 2012 / News By Roy Behnke and Margaret Nakirya IGAD LPI Working Paper No. 02 – 12 This is the fifth in a series of reports on the contribution of livestock to the economies of the IGAD member states. Building on methodologies developed
March 7, 2012 / News By Roy Behnke and Hala Mohamed Osman IGAD LPI Working Paper No. 01 – 12 This is the fourth in a series of reports on the contribution of livestock to the economies of the IGAD member states. Building on methodologies
February 7, 2012 / News Ref: HRST/ST/AURG/CALL2/2012/EuropeAid/132-331/M/ACT/ACP The African Union Commission is seeking proposals for research focusing on the following thematic priorities articulated in Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA) and its Lighthouse Projects: (a) Post-harvest and Agriculture, (b) Renewable and Sustainable
Event: Focus on the Youth at FANRPAN Annual Regional Food Security Policy Dialogue in Swaziland 19-23 SeptSeptember 21, 2011 / News Engaging the youth in future agricultural developments in Africa will take centre stage at Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Annual Regional Food Security Policy Dialogue in Swaziland. “The time is now to ensure that the youth
August 31, 2011 / News This short film from the STEPS Centre brings together an engaging cast of characters including a farmer, a scientist, a regulator and a seed policy analyst. Each has a different view about how best to secure seeds for farmers growing
July 14, 2011 / News Issue: No. 7 July 2011 Issue: No. 7 , July 2011 Africa’s Green Revolution: FAC research on the politics of seeds and seed systems in Africa Young People, Farming & Food: An international conference on the future of the agrifood sector in Africa Global Land Grabbing FAC co-hosts successful international