Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest. The PASIC project, in which IFPRI-kampala is involved, made the news this week! In addition, we report on A Green Revolution, this time for Africa. We also have news on Bananageddon: Millions face hunger as deadly fungus Panama disease decimates globalread more
Below are some current developments on Agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Ghana to Become Self-sufficient in Rice by 2017 Mr Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture has announced that government has allocated rice production targets to all regions in the country to become self-sufficient by 2017. He said Ghana had already become self-sufficient inread more
Eight years ago, the Government of Ethiopia placed an export ban on maize and other major cereal crops. At the time, Ethiopia’s grain prices were three times higher than those on international markets. The government saw the price hikes as a symptom of trade and not high inflation rates, among other factors. But in 2013,read more
Reframing Resilience for Pastoralists: Coping with drought matters, but is not the only thing that matters
Leading up to the 2020 Conference, Farming First in partnership with IFPRI has initiated a series of guest blog posts on resilience. In this first post, Lance Robinson, an environmental governance and resilience specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), reflects on what resilience means for pastoralists in the context of drought emergencies.
PRESS RELEASE: Washington D.C., April 16, 2014. Global policymakers, meeting in Kigali earlier this month at the 2nd Global Conference on Biofortification, committed to making biofortified nutritious foods more widely available in order to improve nutrition and health for millions of people around the world.
Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest. This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture in Uganda is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda. In news this week, we report on Uganda'sread more