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Zimbabwe: Danger and Opportunity

The economic meltdown, government-created food crisis, and deepening state-sponsored violence that have plagued Zimbabwe in the year since President Robert Mugabe's ruling party rigged the presidential election continue to point in one ominous direc…

Zimbabwe: The Politics of National Liberation and International Division

Despite the rising humanitarian costs of the crisis in Zimbabwe, the international community remains deeply divided about its response, allowing President Mugabe to believe that he can exploit the policy fissure between - broadly - the West and Afri…

Zimbabwe: What Next?

In the aftermath of the deeply flawed March 2002 presidential election, Zimbabwe has dropped off the radar screen of most policy-makers and media but its crisis is deepening: * the ruling ZANU-PF party and the government are systematically usin…

Zimbabwe's Election: The Stakes for Southern Africa

Since the intensification of Zimbabwe's political, economic and humanitarian crisis following defeat of a government-sponsored constitution in a national referendum nearly two years ago, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has documented the escala…

Uganda’s Agricultural Sector at Crossroads: Is it a Myth or a Reality?

Uganda’s agricultural growth has stagnated at about 2 percent for almost two decades yet the sector employs about 70% of the working population and contributes 40 percent of export earnings. On the other hand, Uganda’s population growth rate remains…

Transformation de l'Agriculture Senegalaise: Impact d'un Programme Integre / Transformation of Agriculture in Senegal: Impact of an Integrated Program

For developing countries, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture has always had an undeniable economic and social importance. But this importance has increased since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the United Nations (UN) Su…

Trade, Food and Nutrition Security in South Africa: The Cases of Sugar and Poultry

The purpose of this paper is to consider the role that trade plays in food and nutrition security in South Africa. Despite an established commercial food system, South Africans experience high levels of food and nutrition insecurity – both under-n…

Do Safety Net Transfers Improve Household Diets and Reduce Undernutrition? Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

An estimated 31.6 million people in Ethiopia are undernourished indicating a serious food shortage problem in the country. Ethiopia’s food production is extremely vulnerable to adverse weather conditions as the economy is dependent upon rain-fed ag…

Réformes Commerciales, Réponse de l’offre Agricole et Sécurité Alimentaire au Sénégal / Trade Reforms, Agricultural Supply Response and Food Security in Senegal

Food security in developing countries, is currently an increasing concern for both policy makers and analysts. Since the 1974 World Food Conference convened by the United Nations, following the food crisis of 1973-1975, consensus exists within the …

Policy Strategies Needed to Promote Permanent Agricultural Recovery and Productivity Growth in the SADC Region

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) hosted its second high level policy dialogue at the Shandrani Hotel, Mauritius, 28 - 30 March 2004. The objectives of the meeting were to enable senior policy advisors t…

Agricultural Policy Priorities for Improving Rural Livelihoods in Southern Africa: Regional Synthesis

Agriculture has long been recognized as a source of livelihood for the African poor rural households as well as the engine for economic growth. The ability of households to exchange/move surpluses from regions of comparative advantage to regions wit…

Food Trade and Investment in South Africa: Improving Coherence Between Economic Policy, Nutrition and Food Security

South Africa must address a rising burden of diet-related chronic disease while also continuing to combat persistent food insecurity and undernutrition. The prevalence of stunting among children in South Africa remains around 25%. At the same time, …

What are the Key Factors of Food Insecurity among Senegalese Landowners?

During 2008, many Sub-Saharan African economies have been obliged to suspend their imports tariffs to the magnitude of the food crisis. Frequent riots experienced in several cities have then raised the deep issue of food security. The purpose of thi…

L' Agropole de Kara / The Kara Agropole

The Kara agropole is a pilot project implemented within the framework of the strategic plan for the development of agropoles in Togo (2017-2030) and the "Feed Africa" initiative. Thus, the project aims to create conditions favorable to private inves…

Politiques Agricoles, Emploi et Revenu des Femmes au Burkina Faso / Agricultural policies, Employment and Income of Women in Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso economy, based on agriculture, employs about 70% of the active population. It contribution to GDP is estimated on average at 35%. In agricultural sector, 83% of women produce 75% of food production despite their limited access to …

Rethinking Food Security: Agro-Food Systems Change and the Right to Food in Southern Africa

This information resource serves as a practical guide aimed at state officials and policymakers on the right to food and critical perspectives on changing agro-food systems within the context of climate change. It does so by clarifying the entitleme…

Nigeria Economic Update Issue 36

The first article is titled: 'Fall in Foreign Capital Inflows'. Capital importation into Nigeria dropped significantly in first quarter of 2019 with more than 26 states unable to attract any form of foreign investment during the quarter. At $5.82 bi…

Conflict Trends Issue 2

The first article on page 3 is titled: 'ECOWAS’s Efforts at Resolving Guinea-Bissau’s Protracted Political Crisis, 2015–2019' written by Brown Odigie. This article examines the lingering political crisis that erupted in August 2015 within the leader…

Foresight Africa: Top Priorities for the Continent 2020 to 2030

In Chapter 1, our experts discuss how the next 10 years of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will shape policy priorities for African governments and their partners. Progress has been uneven both across countries and across goals, often hinde…

Strengthening Climate Resilience through Integration of Climate Change, Women and Youth Issues in Uganda's Agriculture Sector: Analysis of Agriculture Related Policies and Programmes

This report provides insights into building a gender sensitive climate smart agriculture while reducing the vulnerability of women, youth and refugees to the adversity impacted by climate change. It shows that successful mainstreaming of climate cha…

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