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Prendre en Compte les Droits Collectifs Pastoraux dans la Reforme Fonciere au Senegal / Acknowledgement of the Pastoral Collective Rights in the Land Reform Process in Senegal

The purpose of this paper is to review the policy and legal framework related to pastoral activities, to define the stakes of the articulation between land governance and pastoralism, and to formulate recommendations to policymakers, in particular t…

Rapport de Synthèse des Ateliers Paysans sur la Réforme Foncière et les Enjeux de Sécurisation Foncière des Exploitations Familiales au Sénégal / Synthesis Report of the Peasant Workshop on Land Reform and the Challenges of Land Tenure Security for Family

As part of the policy of economic liberalization, donors exerted strong pressure on the government of Senegal to reform the land policy. This pressure initially resulted in measures taken by the State to withdraw the SAED from the management of land…

Improving the Productivity of Small Scale Cassava Farmers in Nigeria's Niger Delta through Participatory Action Research

In order to improve the productivity of small scale farmers and be successful in these endeavours, the introduction of new and modern farming techniques is essential to push for the increase both on the land and labour productivity. Modern and imp…

Harnessing the Demographic Dividend : The Future We Want for Zambia

This study report showed that Zambia can harness a sizeable demographic dividend. Zambia should adopt policies and prioritize investments aimed at accelerating fertility reduction through voluntary and rights based interventions and education to ope…

Key to the Horn Ethiopia’s Prospects to 2030

Ethiopia’s current path of development is explored in this brief, as well as the policies which are examined that could accelerate Ethiopia’s growth, support the country’s transition to lower-middle income status and advance human development up to …

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…

Agricultural Transformation in Senegal: Impacts of an Integrated Program

This paper evaluates the impact of an agriculture transformation program on poverty, migration, food security and agricultural revenue. We used Inverse Propensity Score Matching (IPSM) techniques, to correct the selection bias arising from the non…

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…

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 …

Ending Rural Hunger: The Case of Senegal

Senegal is prone to food insecurity based on its low level of access to and quality of food. Using food and nutrition security (FNS) data from the global Ending Rural Hunger (ERH) project and local sources, this paper argues that poor quality of foo…

Sustainable Livelihoods and Resilience: Capacity Statement

Agriculture accounts for around 30% of Africa’s GDP in low-income countries, but over 58% of all Africans are engaged in agriculture. In many countries this jumps to over 80%. Over 70% of poor Africans live in rural areas, and food production is cen…

WTO Ministerial Commitments from Nairobi: Key Issues for South Africa at MC11

At the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference, held in Nairobi from 15–19 December 2015, members agreed on several outcomes relating to public stockholding, export competition, cotton, domestic support and a special safeguard mechanism for developing cou…

Vers des Régimes efficients de la Concurrence par le Renforcement des Capacités dans des pays Sélectionnés d’Afrique de l’ouest / Towards Efficient Regimes of Competition through Capacity Building in Selected West African Countries

This project aims, firstly, to overcome the difficulty of finding information on current competition regimes in West African countries, and secondly, to support a program to promote culture of competition in the target countries. The purpose of the …

L’impact des Réformes de Politiques Commerciales sur l’agriculture / The Impact of Trade Policy Reforms on Agriculture

The liberalization of trade, conducted under the auspices of the WTO, affects the structure and performance of the agricultural sector. After describing the evolution of agricultural supply and its contribution to GDP, we analyzed its relative weigh…

Waiting for a Green Revolution

"Predictions of a Green Revolution in Africa are overstated. Investment in African agriculture has been neglected by governments and donors. The proportion of aid allocated to agriculture fell from 17% in 1980 to 3% in 2005. Population growth and d…

Making Fertiliser Subsidies Work in Malawi

"These notes highlight the role of fertiliser subsidies in Malawi, the world’s fifth poorest country. Malawi has suffered recurrent poor harvests, with disastrous consequences for food security since the early 1990s. Yields have improved significant…

Assessing Market Distortions Affecting Poverty Reduction Efforts On Smallholder Tobacco Production in Tanzania

"This study attempts to analyse the efficiency of production, the degree of distortion in the markets and the pattern of incentives for smallholder tobacco growers in Songea,Tanzania. A Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM)of the tobacco production and marke…

Changes in the Upland Irrigation System and Implications for Rural Poverty Alleviation A Case of the Ndiwa Irrigation System, West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

"Rural poverty is a major problem in Tanzania that has become the focus of different development strategies. Poverty alleviation is a priority objective in the national development strategies. Inadequate and unreliable rainfall has restricted the po…

The Role of Traditional Irrigation Systems in Poverty Alleviation in Semi Arid Areas : The Case of Chamazi in Lushoto District, Tanzania

"This study investigates the role of the Chamazi farming system in alleviating poverty in the semi-arid low lands of Lushoto district. It was conducted in seven villages between 6th March and 29th March 2002. The villages, which administratively are…

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