C4a. Upstream Global Research Policy
Engagement in Global Research-Policy Debates
C4 work addresses the entire agrifood system, including “upstream” policy issues that affect on-farm production and practices (C4a), and “downstream” policy issues that affect players along the value chain, from the farmgate to the plate (C4b).
C4a: Agrifood System Transformation in the Upstream: Land Dynamics, Land Governance, Fertilizer and Soil Fertility, Mechanization and Implications for Rural Employment
The topics addressed in this sub-activity are highly inter‐related. They range from changing farmland ownership and use structure, implications of rising land prices in many areas of Africa, shifts in technologies (e.g., mechanization), fertilizer promotion strategies, sustainable intensification issues, youth employment, and market responses to these changing dynamics.
Photo: Mechanical threshing in Burma (credit: Benjamin Belton)
The rapid change from small-scale farms and medium-scale one has many implications for the agricultural production of developing countries.
NAPAS: Malawi published six value chain studies to inform Malawi's policy makers and investors: Cassava, groundnuts, macademia, pigoen pea, potato and tea.
FSP West Africa Expertise on Herbicide Policies at the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconom
S. Haggblade and M. Smale will lead the “Africa’s Emerging Herbicide Revolution” panel at the 22nd ICABR Conference: “Disruptive Innovations, Value Chain and Rural Development,” The World Bank, Washington DC, June 12–15, 2018.
Policy Research Brief 65. Joseph S. Kanyamuka, Joseph K. Dzanja and Flora J. Nankhuni, June 2018
F. Kwame Yeboah and Thomas S. Jayne, GIZ Webinar Series on Agricultural Value Chains, June 26, 2018
Tom Reardon, FIPP Keynote at IFPRI, Washington, DC, June 26, 2018
FSP project(s) associated with: C4a, Nigeria