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Agriculture and climate change mitigation

UNECA’s Seleshi Bekele chaired a parallel session on climate change adaptation and mitigation in African agriculture. The four papers showed how climate change affects agriculture in terms of reducing production, productivity and how it aggravates poverty. According to the cases … Continue reading

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Radio feeds farmers . . .

Margaret Kingamkono of Farm Radio International explains the potential of radio. “We work with partners in sub-Saharan Africa to build the capacities of radio stations. It provides resources and training so the radio stations can produce high quality and relevant … Continue reading

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Interview: Monty Jones on walking together to increase productivity

“In the 1990s, there was a decline in trade and food production in Africa. There was also a substantial decline in investments in agricultural research. If we are able to increase investments in research, we will be able to increase … Continue reading

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InfoBrief Issue 2

Download InfoBrief Issue 2 (PDF 805K) This second brief gives a snapshot of the sessions, discussions and other activities happening in the Africa Hall from Day 1.

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Opening with style

Yesterday, AUC Commisisoner Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, opened the conference in the presence of more than 300 participants. IFPRI’s Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere welcomed participants on behalf of the organizers; his Director General Shenggen Fan stressed the importance of country-led development strategies. On … Continue reading

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Business unusual

Eleni Gabre-Medhin was a discussant in plenary session 2, advocating ‘business as unusual’. “As we think about the transformation we want to achieve ... we narrowly focus on the small farmer agenda. Are we ready to consider large scale, commercial, … Continue reading

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