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Southern Africa Assessment: Food Security and HIV/AIDS

"The following pages identify HIV/AIDS and food insecurity (particularly in the rural areas) as the two most severe and inter- related humanitarian issues currently facing Southern Africa. It is argued that the current situation must be contexualis…

Rising Global Food Prices: Causes and Implications for Botswana

"This Special BIDPA Briefing is motivated by the recurrent global price hikes in basic foodstuffs. The situation, which is commonly known as the “global food crisis”, is a cause for concern, given that Botswana is a net food importing country. One o…

National Master Plan for the Arable Agriculture and Dairy Development (NAMPAADD) Implementation Guidelines

"The policy objectives for the agricultural sector, which guided the study are: Improvement in food security at both household and national levels, Diversification of the agricultural production base, Increased agricultural output and productivity, …

OSSREA Bulletin Vol 6 No 2

In this bulletin several consultative meetings, seminars and a regional workshop were discussed, also discussed were the feature articles entitled: 1)Does Urbanization Encourage Co-habitation in Kampala City? The main objective of this paper was to …

Africa's agricultural trade reform and development options

"As Africa has a strong actual and potential international comparative advantage in agriculture and agri-processed products, improving African agricultural producers' access to world markets should benefit African agriculture, exports and overall ec…

Climate Change in Africa: Adaptation, Mitigation and Governance Challenges

"The hardest hit region has benefited least from the international climate change regime because previous and current global climate change agreements have had little relevance to Africa. The next climate change negotiations will take place in Cope…

Small-scale Fisheries in Mozambique

"Small-scale fisheries in Africa employ over 95% of fishers and provide more than 90% of the fish consumed across the continent. In Mozambique, as elsewhere on the continent, small-scale fisheries are a crucial component of the rural economy, suppo…

G-20 Food Security in Africa: Measures to Strengthen the G-20 Agenda

"Against a background of growing international concern over the security of world food supply, the G-20 group of nations first recognised the need for improved global management of food security at its Pittsburgh summit in 2009. Since then, the G-2…

Youth Engagement in Agriculture in Uganda: Challenges and Prospects

"The key conclusions arising out of the study are; the youth withdrawal from agriculture is higher than that of the older cohorts although a significant proportion of the youth still derive their livelihood from agriculture. The shift from agricultu…

Land Reform, Small Scale Farming and Poverty Eradication Lessons from Africa

"The importance of agriculture to development in Africa is underlined by the dependence of over 70% of the population’s livelihood mainly from farming and related activities, or through self employment on small farms; while only 20% of the farmers o…

Analyse du Plan National D'Investissement dans le Secteur Agricole du Senegal / Analysis of Senegal's National Agriculture Investment Plan

"The National Agricultural Investment Plan Senegal (NIPA) and its investment plan (IP) from 2011 to 2015 convey the operationalization at the national level, the common agricultural policy in West Africa (ECOWAP) and the Comprehensive Plan for Agric…

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa Modernisation of Smallholder Agriculture and Policy Making in Uganda

"Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy and an important driver of economic development and poverty reduction. Approximately 73% of Ugandans depend on agriculture. However, the sector currently faces many multifaceted challenges which incl…

Building an Effective Advocacy Movement for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development in Africa / Advocacy for Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Development: The Case of Malawi

"Malawi has several Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that work within the agricultural sector. These CSOs advocate on behalf of the smallholder farmers for a more enabling environment to improve smallholder farmers’ productivity including better …

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…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution vol. 13, no. 2, 2013

The first article “Conflict and conflict resolution in Africa: Engaging the colonial factor” seeks to understand the ineffectiveness of efforts at conflict management in overcoming the disasters that brought the conflicts to the African continent. “…

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…

Global Commodity Value Networks: Supply Chain Rigidities and Business Survival in Uganda’s Fishing Sector

"The major research question of the study was how supply chain rigidities affect business survival in Uganda's fishing sector. The rigidities were examined in the context of both efficiency and effectiveness of the fish value chain in meeting supply…

From Vulnerability to Resilience: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Niger

"Challenging climatic conditions, limited arable land, intense population pressures and a history of political upheaval have undermined Niger’s development prospects – 60% of its people live on less than $1 per day. For decades, Nigerien farmers cle…

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