Tanzania: Fast economic transformation, but slow progress for food security and nutrition

As one of the fast-growing economies in Africa, Tanzania has experienced significant economic transformation, although to a lesser extent in agriculture. Average annual GDP growth from 2005–12 is about 7 percent—in agriculture it is 4 percent (World Bank). For Africa south of the Sahara (SSA), the comparable average for both economic and agricultural growth standsread more

Collective Learning Workshop to officially launch PASIC project at Kabira Country Club


Today, IITA, IFPRI, EPRC and MAAIF are organizing a collective learning workshop at the Kabira Country Club in Kampala. This serves at the same time to officially launch the Policy Action for the Sustainable Intensification of Crops in Uganda (PASIC) project.   The minister of agriculture, Tess Bucyanayandi shared with us, during his opening speech,read more

From Transition to Transformation: Food Security in Central Asia


Cross-posted from IFPRI.  April 7, 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan— A conference organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) to be held from April 8-9 will explore how Central Asian countries can best meet the needs of present and future populations for adequate access to nutritious and saferead more