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    A multiregion applied general equilibrium model is used to examine the financial interactions among spheres of government in the context of fiscal consolidation. The framework combines nine regional submodels interacting through the trading of ...
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    National governments, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, have limited budgets and are forced to make difficult funding decisions regarding the provision of social services and the support of agricultural programs. These provisions can play a ...
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    This paper assesses the degree to which the L’Aquila Food Security Initiative (AFSI) has been implemented in Ghana within the framework of managing for development results (MfDR), and to evaluate progress in various outcomes, including economic ...
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    The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is an Africawide framework for revitalizing agriculture and rural development in order to accelerate economic growth and progress toward poverty reduction and food and nutrition ...
  • Press Release
    November 12, 2013, Dakar, Senegal—It has been 10 years since African heads of state and government pledged to allocate 10 percent of their national budgets to the agricultural sector as part of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development ...
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    The combination of increasingly globalizing agricultural markets, rapidly modernizing local value chains, and urbanizing distribution channels presents African smallholders with considerably more complex challenges than those faced by Asian ...
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    West Africa has sustained a solid pace of growth for nearly two decades—a welcome change after years of stagnation and decline. The strategic question remains, however: How can the region build on this success to accelerate economic ...
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    The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is one of the main components of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). CAADP is an initiative launched by the African Union Commission (AUC) in 2002 to serve as a ...
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    It is widely agreed that reducing poverty in Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) depends largely on stimulating growth in agriculture. To this end, heads of state in Africa rallied to form the pan-African Comprehensive African Agriculture ...
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    Fleur joined IFPRI in September 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow with DGO. She received her PhD in Development Economics in 2006 from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. For the writing of her doctoral dissertation she collected rural household ...
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    The long-term imbalances between supply and demand and international trade changes that triggered the recent crises in global food markets are also fueling a spike in overseas investments in agricultural land. Africa is a major destination of ...
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    In the wake of the food crises of the early 1970s and the resulting World Food Conference of 1974, a group of innovators realized that food security depends not only on crop production but also on the policies that affect an entire food system, ...
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    Dans le cadre de sa politique de décentralisation, l’IFPRI a établi des bureaux régionaux et nationaux dans différentes parties du monde en développement dans le but d’améliorer son efficacité. En tant qu’institut de recherche agissant au niveau ...
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    To help increase its effectiveness and as part of its decentralization policy, IFPRI has established regional and country offices in various parts of the developing world. As a global research institute, IFPRI believes its researchers should be ...
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    The recent surge in oil prices has created concern about its impacts on poor people in South Africa. The strong economic performance recorded over the period 1995-05 has not contributed to a substantial reduction in poverty in this country, ...
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    La Sierra Leone a un niveau de sécurité alimentaire « alarmant » ; son score GHI 2012 est de 24,7. Plus de 50 % de sa population dépend de l’agriculture pour assurer sa subsistance. Le gouvernement a intensifié les efforts de ...
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    Ismaël Fofana is a Postdoctoral research fellow in IFPRI. He joined the West and Central Africa office in Dakar (Senegal) in October 2010. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (France). He worked between 2001 ...
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    John Ulimwengu, a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, joined IFPRI in March 2007 as a post-doctoral fellow. Prior joining IFPRI, John worked as a consultant with the University of Missouri on a Workforce Innovations Regional ...
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    In many developing countries, to sustain the provision of agricultural services to farmers, many have advocated the use of service fees. Successful implementation of such schemes requires understanding of determinants of farmers’ willingness to ...
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    Julie Collins is a Senior Research Assistant in IFPRI’s West and Central Africa Office, based in Washington, DC. She earned her MS in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. Previously she worked as a ...
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    West Africa is on the cusp: after years of stagnation and decline, the region has seen steady growth for nearly two decades, and is moving from recovery to transformation A workshop in Dakar, Senegal earlier this month encouraged high-level ...
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    À la suite des crises alimentaires du début des années 1970 et de la Conférence mondiale de l’alimentation de 1974 qui en a résulté, un groupe de visionnaires novateurs a compris que la sécurité alimentaire ne dépendait pas uniquement de la ...
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    The risk of food insecurity due to climate change in developing countries has encouraged development partners to seek new approaches to improve the resilience of subsistence agriculture to covariate shocks. Such innovative approaches include ...
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    Dr. Ousmane Badiane is the Africa Director for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In this role, he oversees the institute’s two regional offices for West and Central Africa in Dakar and Eastern and Southern Africa in Addis ...
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    African economies have sustained a solid pace of growth for nearly two decades. This unprecedented performance in the continent’s history is a welcome change from the previous decades of stagnation and decline. So, how can Africa continue to ...
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    The poverty rate and income transfer are clearly correlated. However, not much research has attempted to determine the causal linkage between the two. Previous research has primarily focused on the poverty-reducing impact of income transfer. In ...
  • Annual Reports
    The 2013 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) contributes to the emerging debate by analyzing Africa’s recent trade performance and future outlook at the global and regional levels, including discussions of the mechanisms of dealing with food ...
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    Established in 2006, the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) provides policy-relevant analysis, data, and tools necessary to support the formulation and implementation of evidence-based agricultural sector policies ...
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    Créé en 2006, le Système régional d’analyse stratégique et de gestion de connaissances (Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System, ReSAKSS) fournit des analyses, des données et des outils adaptés aux politiques étudiées, et ...
  • Press Release
    May 15, 2013, Dakar, Senegal—West Africa has sustained a solid pace of growth for nearly two decades—a welcome change after years of stagnation and decline. The strategic question remains, however: How can the region build on this success to ...
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    This study applied at the farm level in Tunisia aims at understanding the effects of climate change on agricultural productivity and income in Africa. Possible future climates are presented through different climate scenarios. The latter combines ...
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    Site web du bureau de L’IFPRI pour l’Afrique occidentale et centrale (Website of the IFPRI West and Central Africa office)
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    Demand for social protection programs within more empowered segments of the poor population in African societies will be on the rise due to the historically high levels of poverty, faster economic growth, rapid urbanization, and increasingly ...
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    This study applies regression analysis as well as a non-parametric method to survey data from Burkina Faso to analyze the role of human capital in explaining technical efficiency in smallholder agricultural production. Exploiting the panel nature ...
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    The groundnut sector is the largest of Senegal’s agricultural sectors. It has been subject to various degrees of intervention since the country’s independence. Some, including the determination of farm prices by the government have survived the ...
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    In 2002, the African Union Commission (AUC) adopted the comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) as one of the main components of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). CAADP serves as a continentwide ...
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    Empirical evidence suggests that women are more vulnerable to chronic poverty and gender inequality is likely to condition the impacts of policies on the rest of the economy and consequently on poverty itself. While gender-responsive budgeting ...
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    Migration may be triggered by one or more factors including economic issues such as relative economic stagnation or decline, environmental fluctuations that would include climate change and negative changes in weather conditions, political ...
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    We use the concept of the product space to analyze the key features of the transformation process in Africa with a focus on the agricultural sector. Between 1962 and 2008, we find that both specialization and diversification occur for the overall ...
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    Tsitsi Makombe is a Zimbabwean citizen and joined IFPRI in 2005. At IFPRI, Tsitsi manages research activities of IFPRI’s Africa Regional Offices for West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa. She also provides programmatic support to ...
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    The prevalence of malnutrition across a predominantly agrarian country like Uganda and its potential economic implications indicate the importance of understanding the link between agricultural productivity and nutrient consumption. Such an ...
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    The NEPAD Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) has been endorsed by African Heads of State and Governments as a vision for the restoration of agricultural growth, food security, and rural development in Africa. The ...