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Strengthening Evidence-based Policy Research and Advocacy for an African Green Revolution

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has launched a vast program for increasing agricultural productivity and improving food security in Africa. To have a sustainable impact on food and nutritional security, however, agricultural technologies must be accompanied by appropriate and equitable policies. This requires a critical mass of high-level professionals in agricultural economics and applied agricultural social scientists. This project aims to strengthen the capacity of young African researchers and decision-makers in rigorous policy analysis and advocacy in certain West African countries, mainly Burkina-Faso, Mali, Niger and Bénin. It will do so by offering scholarships in collaboration with Canadian universities, and by strengthening collaboration between Alliance partners and IDRC partners in disseminating the research results to decision-makers.

Project ID
106365
Project Status
Completed
End Date
Duration
60 months
IDRC Officer
Innocent Butare
Total Funding
CA$ 3,316,400.00
Location
South of Sahara
Programs
Agriculture and Food Security
Agriculture and Food Security
Institution Country
Kenya
Project Leader
Boaz Blackie Keizire
Institution
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Outputs

Report

Participatory Farmer Evaluation of Sorghum Cultivars with Improved Drought Tolerance and Enhanced Utilization Characteristics

Report

Food security and minor crops in Uganda: the farmers' perspective and policy implications

Paper

Managing food security among the rural poor in uganda: recognising vulnerability and it's drivers

Report

Adaptive strategies and local innovations of smallholder farmers in selected agri-food systems of central kenya