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FAC Newsletter July 2011 Issue 7
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

International ClimateChange Policy Goals: Cascading into Agricultural Processes and Policies in Keny
July 6, 2011 / News
Background note for comments Harun Warui and Kennedy Were

Poulton Presentation for the Africa College International
June 29, 2011 / News
By Colin Poulton Presentation for the Africa College International “Food Security, Health and Impact” Knowledge Brokering Conference Leeds, UK 22-24 June 2011

?Replacing Pastoralism with Irrigated Agriculture in the Awash Valley, North-Eastern Ethiopia
June 28, 2011 / News
Replacing Pastoralism with Irrigated Agriculture in the Awash Valley, North-Eastern Ethiopia: Counting the Costs by Roy Behnke and Carol Kerven The development of hydropower and the availability of irrigated land per capita is lower in sub-Saharan Africa than in any

Blessings Chinsinga – Seeds and Subsidies: The Political Economy of Input Programmes in Malawi
June 14, 2011 / News
FAC’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Team co-sponsored an international conference on ‘Sustainable Seed Systems in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities’ in Addis Ababa on 1-2 June 2011, co-hosted by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), in partnership with The Netherlands’ Ministry

Douglas Magunda – The Politics of Seed Relief in Zimbabwe
June 14, 2011 / News
FAC’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Team co-sponsored an international conference on ‘Sustainable Seed Systems in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities’ in Addis Ababa on 1-2 June 2011, co-hosted by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), in partnership with The Netherlands’ Ministry

Elijah Muange – Can Agro-Dealers Deliver the Green Revolution in Kenya?
June 7, 2011 / News
FAC’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Team co-sponsored an international conference on ‘Sustainable Seed Systems in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities’ in Addis Ababa on 1-2 June 2011, co-hosted by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), in partnership with The

John Thompson – ‘The Politics of Seed in Africa’s Green Revolution’
June 7, 2011 / News
FAC’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Team co-sponsored an international conference on ‘Sustainable Seed Systems in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities’ in Addis Ababa on 1-2 June 2011, co-hosted by the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), in partnership with The

Structural and procedural properties important in promoting bio-enterprises as alternative…
June 7, 2011 / News
Structural and procedural properties important in promoting bio-enterprises as alternative livelihoods to pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods There is increasing interest in rural development circles in promoting alternative livelihoods opportunities for pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods. However, there is very little empirical

IDS Seminar: A Business Approach to Food Security
IDS Seminar: A Business Approach to Food Security
June 7, 2011 / News
Listen to Chris Brett (speaker), John Humphrey (chair) and FAC researcher, Jim Sumberg (attendee) discuss what they took from the seminar, A Business Approach to Food Security, IDS (31 May 2011) and what they think the food industry should do