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  • TSITSI MAKOMBE AND JULIA COLLINS

Has the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme ...

Through the 2014 Malabo Declaration, African leaders committed to conduct a biennial review (BR) to track country progress toward achieving commitments aimed at steering agricultural

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  • LAYIH BUTAKE

Regional Trade Outlook in Eastern Africa: Opportunities for Rwanda – Post-event Brief

In March 2018, African governments signed an agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), a turning point for African regional and international trade.

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  • LAYIH BUTAKE

Building Resilient African Food Systems After COVID-19 – Lessons from the ReSAKSS ...

Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to life as we know it, with wide-ranging spill-over effects permeating various sectors. While Africa fared better than predicted in ...

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Event Blog: Panel Discussion on ‘What’s next for food systems?’

On the 18th of October 2021, the United Nations Academic Impact Hub for SDG 2 (hosted by the University of Pretoria) in collaboration with the Malabo Montpellier Panel hosted a panel discussion on ...

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  • LAYIH BUTAKE

Accelerating Agricultural Transformation and Development in Africa: ...

The journey to achieving “The Africa We Want” circa 2063 is fraught with history, opportunities, but perhaps most importantly, lessons. As the continent stays the course to prosperity towards ...

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  • LAYIH BUTAKE

Knowledge Supply linked to Knowledge Demand equals better Policy Design ...

The need to rethink policy and craft intelligent systems for the expansion of Africa’s economic recovery gains is even more urgent against the backdrop of global development challenges such ...

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  • KATRIN GLATZEL and MEERA SHAH

Turning Trade-offs Into Win-wins in Africa’s Food Systems Transformation         

Madagascar is on the brink of the world’s first “climate change famine”, the UN has warned. The worst drought in 40 years has pushed more than a million people in the country to the verge of starvation.

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Launch of the 2021 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor         

Moderating the launch of the AATM today during the AGRF 2021, was Ms. Sara Mbago-Bhunu, Director, East and Southern Africa Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). She noted that the 2021 Africa ...

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  • TSITSI MAKOMBE and CHEIKH TRAORE

Harnessing Data and Technology to Advance ...         

Like in much of Africa, agriculture remains the dominant source of livelihoods in West and Central Africa (WCA). More than 50 percent of the region’s labor force relies on agriculture for nourishment, income, and employment.

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  • JOACHIM VON BRAUN

The moment to see the poor         

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has illuminated inequities that have put poor people—in both low-income nations and in rich countries—at the greatest risk of suffering. Pope Francis recently pointed to that in an interview ...

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  • HAWA S. DIOP

Launch of the third edition of the ReSAKSS Data Challenge

The RDC is a competition created by ReSAKSS with the aim of getting enthusiastic data users to showcase their creativity and analytical skills using data and other resources on the ReSAKSS website.

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  • TSITSI MAKOMBE AND JULIE KURTZ

Second Biennial Review Report Highlights

In the 2014 Malabo Declaration, African leaders pledged to conduct a continent-wide Biennial Review (BR) to monitor and report on progress in achieving seven commitments, including ending hunger and halving poverty by 2025.

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