AgriTech Toolbox: Using agricultural technologies for enhanced productivity and sustainable food security

The AgriTech Toolbox enables researchers and policymakers to examine how alternative agricultural practices and technologies can impact farm yields, food prices, natural resource use, hunger, malnu

Investigating the linkage between climate variables and food security in ESA countries

This paper investigates the effect of climate variables (precipitation and temperature) on food security indicators from 1961-2011 for 10 Eastern and Southern African countries by estimating fixed

How can reliable water access contribute to nutrition security in Africa south of the Sahara?



The following blog story was written by Laia Domènech, visiting fellow in the Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI, in honor of World Water Day 2015. The theme of this year’s event on March 22 is “Water for Sustainable Development.”

Cost-Effective Methods for Strengthening Land Rights in Africa

Source: Landesa 


Written by: Roy Prosterman

A growing population, changing weather patterns, and increased global demand for farmland affect the lives of people throughout Africa and make the security of their land rights more important than ever.

10-24 December. Online Discussion: Women and Family Farming – Moving Forwards from the IYFF

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 to Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Discussion extended until 24 December  2014. Keep sharing your reflections!


2014 has been declared as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). As this year closes, it is timely to take stock of how gender dynamics and women’s rights have been considered in the framework of studies and activities related to the IYFF, and what lessons can be learned for addressing gender issues in family farming going forwards.

Conference on Land Policy in Africa

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014

Source: United Nation, Economic Commission for Africa

The next decade of land policy in Africa: ensuring agricultural development and inclusive growth.
11 November to 14 November 2014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Un rapport met en garde contre la faillite des agriculteurs en Afrique

Un groupe de femmes de la communauté de Watique à Kaya au Burkina Faso devant leur champs de riz.


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