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InfoBrief Issue 3

Download InfoBrief Issue 3 (PDF 790K) This third brief gives a snapshot of the sessions, discussions and other activities happening in the Africa Hall from Day 2.

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Africa’s green revolution

On Wednesday, AGRA’s Namanga Ngongi placed smallholders at the center of our discussions on agriculture. He declared agriculture to be “by far the most important sector for any reform agenda in Africa and the main catalyst for ending poverty on … 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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Overcoming challenges to agricultural productivity

Plenary session 3 focused on the challenges to increase agricultural productivity in Africa. Moderator Alemayehu Taffesse asked a ‘simple’ question of the 4 panelists - Thomas Jayne from MSU, John Dixon from ACIAR, Stephen Muchiri from EAFF and Sylvester Oikeh … Continue reading

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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in conjunction with the African Union Commission ,  United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa is organizing an international conference under the theme “Increasing Agricultural Productivity … Continue reading

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