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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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Sitting at the same table

According to Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere (IFPRI), speaking yesterday, “we have forgotten the importance of agriculture, health and nutrition linkages.” “We need to make sure that when policy makers devise agricultural programs they bring on board health personnel. Similarly, when health sectors … 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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Video – First Plenary: Shenggen Fan

Innovations, policies, and investments to promote smallholder productivity Opening remarks at the first plenary by Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI

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Stronger linkages needed

IFPRI’S Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere says that a ‘major problem’ he has seen in Africa is weak linkages among institutions. To move forward, we need to find ways to build stronger linkages among institutions, farm organizations and policy makers. “We would like … Continue reading

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We must keep innovating

“Despite progress made in Africa, many countries still face great challenges in food security and malnutrition. One of the reasons is low productivity in the continent” - Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI. According to Fan, the answer lies in … Continue reading

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Interview: Bart Minten on the importance of policies to food security

IFPRI's Bart Minten believes that policies play a very important role in stimulating agricultural productivity. They can create right or wrong environments and incentives that influence agricultural productivity. "We are learning over time”, explains Minten. “In many countries for instance, … Continue reading

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Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, Director, ESARO, IFPRI

Interview with Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere about the purpose of the conference.

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Concept Note

Although many countries have made significant progress in the last decade, poverty and malnutrition continue to be major problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Agricultural production increased to 12.3 percent of gross domestic product in 2009. Yet, 72.9 percent of the population … Continue reading

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