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Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa: Interrogating Policy Narratives, Actors and Interests
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

LDPI small grants recipients 2012 (Africa)
March 16, 2012 / News
A list of awardees with projects in Africa, supported by small grants from the Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) in 2012.

LDPI small grants recipients 2012
March 16, 2012 / News
A list of awardees of the Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) small grants for 2012.

Call for Papers: Global Land Grabbing II, October 2012
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

The Contribution of Livestock to the Ugandan Economy
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

The Contribution of Livestock to the Sudanese Economy
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

Contested Agronomy book flyer
February 13, 2012 / News
Advertising flyer for the book Contested Agronomy by Jim Sumberg and John Thompson.

African Union Research Grants: 2012 Open Call for Proposals
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 Sept
Event: Focus on the Youth at FANRPAN Annual Regional Food Security Policy Dialogue in Swaziland 19-23 Sept
September 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

Video: Seeds and sustainability: Maize Pathways in Kenya
Video: Seeds and sustainability: Maize Pathways in Kenya
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