Over the last year or so we have been doing some work exploring how the Indian seed sector might contribute to African agriculture, boosting productivity and assisting in particular smaller, poorer farmers.
Food or Agriculture
In December 2015, World Trade Organization (WTO) attracted attentions again.
Food Security in Africa: Crop Choice, Climate and Gender
Food security in Africa is challenged in three key ways – by competition between food and cash crops, by constrained access to productive resources, and through social norms.
Land and Commercial Agriculture in Zimbabwe: New Findings
Over the last few years we have been studying the relationships between land, markets and employment in commercial agriculture Zimbabwe.
Africa’s Land Rush: Rural Livelihoods and Agrarian Change
There is a rush on for African farmland – a phenomenon unmatched since colonial times. Africa’s land rush, and the implications for rural livelihoods and agrarian change…
Regional Development via Ultra-Premium Cambodian Jasmine Rice
A 2013 report from the World Bank — Where have all the poor gone? — showed that the single factor that lifted more Cambodians out of poverty than anything else, over the last decade, was a global increase in the price of rice.
Farming May be Cool, But Who Will Farm in Rwanda?
Last January I attended the 4th annual research conference of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) in Kigali, Rwanda.
How does Rural Cambodian Earn a Livelihood? – Case of Stung Treng
New research reveals livelihood strategies in rural Cambodia. Taking a case of Stung Treng, the paper identifies rural livelihood strategies for different household clusters, and analyse selected livelihood activities.
Fishing for Freedom in India
1,200 fishermen describe themselves as slaves. They are all in debt to money lenders. UN reports.
Focus on Nutrition & Micronutrient – Global Hunger Index 2014
IFPRI and Concern Worldwide hosted “2014 Global Hunger Index Twitter Chat” on World Food Day.