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Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa Agricultural Policy-Making in Kenya

"This study examines the historical and current performance of the smallholder sector in Kenya. It analyses some of the strategies smallholders and their allies have forged to respond to the diminishing government budgetary allocations to the sector…

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa An Analysis of Smallholder Agriculture, Policy-Making And Advocacy In Ghana

"On October 2009, the Government of Ghana pledged to fulfil the commitments laid out in the Food and Agriculture Sector Development Policy (FASDEP II) and Sector Plan agenda in a new Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) compa…

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa Agricultural Policy Making in Mali

"The discussion above has shown that the disengagement of the state from the agricultural sector through “the imposition” of international financial institutions has negatively impacted the development of family farms. Other factors constraining the…

Agricultural Productivity, Climate Change and Smallholder Farmer’s Entrepreneurship:A Case Study of the Central and Western Regions of Liberia

"The principal objective of the study is to assess the extent to which agricultural productivity and climate change impact affect smallholder farmers’ entrepreneurship in Western and Central Regions of Liberia. The specific objectives are: to determ…

Small-scale Maize Seed Production in West and Central Africa:Profitability, Constraints and Options

"Seed can play a critical role in increasing agricultural productivity. Seed has been described as an essential, strategic, and relatively inexpensive input that often determines the upper limit of crop yields and the productivity of all other agric…

South Africa’s Municipal Integrated Development Plans

"The IDP is the principal statutory planning instrument for local governments in South Africa. In both cities, climate change interventions were initiated prior to the inclusion of climate change as a strategic priority in the IDP, which almost cer…

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 8

"Rwanda is pioneering steps towards a climate resilient green economy. This publication summarises CDKN’s partnership work with Rwanda to date, highlighting key achievements and signposting further information.In “Rwanda: Pioneering steps towards …

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 3

In this newsletter the first article title: Raising the voice of Mountain Governments covers the Government of Nepal need to become a world leader in highlighting the special needs and interests of mountain regions in a changing climate. Protecting…

Towards the Fifth Review of the UNFCCC’s Financial Mechanism

"Financial support for mitigation and adaptation actions in developing countries is at the core of the climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is due to the legal obligations created by the Convention …

Villages en Exil / Villages in Exile

"Senegal was particularly affected by the soaring of food prices in 2008. Currently it is now the country in Sub Saharan Africa that is most dependent for imports of rice, wheat and milk. After the independence of the country in 1960, the State has …

Public Policy Participation by Senegalese Producers' Organizations Lessons Learned from Capatilization on the Land Reform and EPA Negociation Process - Educational Booklet

"This document is based on two capitalization studies conducted in Senegal on the participation of producers’ organizations in land reform and economic partnership agreement negotiations. Based on these two experiences, it attempts to provide a few …

Goana qui Soulève des Tempêtes La Grande Offensive Dont on Rêva / Goana Who Raises Storms The Great Offensive of Which one Dreams

"To end the food crisis, the president of Senegal has launched an ambitious programme of agricultural production, called the great agricultural offensive for food and abundance(Goana), which even earned him an award from the University of Gembloux, …

Il Faut Vite Transformer L'Agriculture Africaine / The Necessity to Quickly Change African Agriculture

"Jacques Faye was the rural sociologist and former Director of the Senegalese Agricultural Research Institute (Isra). In his opinion, dealing with environmental problems and predicting ongoing and increasing agricultural prices on the world markets,…

Dimensions Structurelles de la Libéralisation pour l’Agriculture et le Développent Rural Programme Rural Struc - Phase I / Structural Dimensions of Liberalization for Agriculture and Rural Development Programme - Phase I

"The main finding of our study is that despite the development of highly effective strategies, tailored to the unfavorable climatic conditions, scarcity of land and difficult access to markets, farmers and the agricultural economy are at an impasse.…

Preventing and Resolving Future Climate and Natural Resource-related Conflicts in the Zambesi Basin: A Study of Bulawayo and Chinde Districts

"Long-term changes in climate are likely to increase a range of risks to human security, including the risk of violent conflict. The city of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe, and Chinde district in the Zambezia province of Mozambique have been identified as ar…

Conservation and Sustainable Development Linking Practice and Policy in Eastern Africa

"Our development depends on nature, and if development in our region is to proceed it must be based on sustainable management of the ecosystems that support life. Although this simple fact is well accepted, achieving sustainable development in pract…

Pastoralism and Development in Ethiopia

"In summary there will be a major change in the livelihood components of pastoralists in Ethiopia in 2020. We will see a pastoral system whereby natural capital are more conserved and protected, physical capital more developed, financial and econom…

Engaging the Private Sector in Africa’s Peaceful Development

"Cross Sector Debate on Africa at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in May 2014 proceeded on the premise that business shares with government a strong longer-term interest in ensuring that growth is more inclusive, stable and sustainable. From one pers…

Global Food Governance the Committee for World Food Security

The world's governments agreed to reform the Committee on world food security (CFS) in order to make it “the central United Nations political platform dealing with food security and nutrition” in order to “strive for a world free from hunger. This y…

Agricultural Policy Making in Mali

A strong political will is emerging on the part of government, after decades of neglect, to introduce reforms that will enable smallholder agriculture to be more efficient and eventually become the engine for the growth and sustainable development o…

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