Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bringing agriculture to market: learning from Madina

What are the critical challenges we must address to feed the world? How can we overcome them? There are some of the questions that Gordon Conway, Director of Agriculture for Impact, answers in his forthcoming book ‘One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?’, … Continue reading

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Collaboration in Action

Many of the global challenges we face are interconnecting and complex. They require interdisciplinary solutions. For example food supply chains, from producer to consumer, are long and formed of many actors, processes and locations. Often the agricultural development sector focuses … Continue reading

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Transforming Africa: perspectives from West Africa

On 13th July, Dr K.Y. Amoako, Founder and President of the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) opened the final of three regional workshops, organised co-hosted by the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and Agriculture for Impact (A4I) … Continue reading

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Getting on with the job: connecting smallholders to markets in eastern Africa

Over 30 agricultural development practitioners from four eastern African countries participated in a ‘Smallholder Café’ in Nairobi on the 11th July. The event was the second of three regional workshops, organised by Future Agricultures Consortium, and co-hosted by the Food, … Continue reading

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Asking the experts: connecting smallholders to markets in southern Africa

How can we connect asset-poor smallholders to markets in southern Africa? And what are the respective roles of civil society, governments, and big business to achieve this? These were some of the questions considered by agricultural development practitioners from six … Continue reading

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