New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa

Source: Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) 27 April 2012. guardian.co.uk. New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa. World’s largest public database lifts lid on the extent and secretive nature of the global demand for land. Almost 5% of Africa‘s agricultural land has been bought or […]

Training course on Food Systems: from agronomy to human health

3-7 Sept, 2012, Cotonou, Benin. The partners of the EU-ACP project on “Building human and institutional capacity for enhancing the conservation and use of Neglected and Underutilized Species of crops in West Africa, and Eastern and Southern Africa” are inviting young scientists in Benin, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria or Senegal to apply for a Training course […]

High level policy dialogue between West African small scale farmers and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

High level policy dialogue between the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and small scale farmers on the priorities and governance of agricultural research for development in West Africa IIED, APPG on Agroecology, CNOP, Kene conseils, Centre Djoliba, IRPAD This photo story highlights key moments in a policy dialogue on agricultural research for […]

Promoting farmer-led agricultural research in West Africa

By the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty How can agricultural research be reshaped to include farmers’ view? To answer this question, a three day policy dialogue between farmers and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a major funder of agricultural research in Africa, was held in Accra (Ghana), from 1 to […]

The N’Djamena Declaration

“Indigenous leaders and Ministers agree on climate adaptation priorities” This is the title of IPAACs web page set up after that Indigenous pastoralists from the IPACC network met with international agencies, African meteorologists and members of Chadian national cabinet to discuss adaptation strategies and priorities ahead of COP17 on 7-9 November 2011 in N’Djamena, Republic […]

Agrobiodiversity endangered by sugarcane farming in Mumias and Nzoia Sugarbelts of Western Kenya.

A paper showing the results of a study on the long-term effects of sugarcane farming on indigenous food crops and vegetables in Mumias and Nzoia sugarbelts of western Kenya.  According to the researchers, land under indigenous food crops and vegetable has been declining since the introduction of sugarcane. Indigenous food crops and vegetable cultivation by farmers in […]