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Timely news and information about agricultural research in Africa. Collected from a variety of sources, we are also happy to accept your suggestions for relevant research to include.


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Video: Future Agricultures in Africa
Video: Future Agricultures in Africa
May 19, 2013 / News
In early 2013, Future Agricultures moved to a regional structure to support our growing network of researchers in Africa and beyond. In these short videos, the co-ordinators of our three ‘hubs’ in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, and our CAADP

RVI Seminar report: Pastoralism and Development in Africa, 2013
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.

Political Economy conference newsletter: day 3
March 27, 2013 / News
Newsletter from the second day of the conference on the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa, March 2013.

Political Economy conference newsletter: day 2
March 27, 2013 / News
Newsletter from the second day of the conference on the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa, March 2013.

Political Economy conference newsletter: day 1
March 27, 2013 / News
Newsletter from the first day of the conference on the Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa, March 2013.

Global food security: advising the UK government
Global food security: advising the UK government
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

Consultation launched on smallholders and food security
Consultation launched on smallholders and food security
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

Development after 2015
Development after 2015
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

Journals and books: new resource
Journals and books: new resource
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

Can ‘green agriculture’ save the world?
Can ‘green agriculture’ save the world?
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