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Regional Office for Africa Quarterly Newsletter for a Hunger-Free Africa: May - August 2016

This Edition of RAF Newsletter captures the key projects and success stories of FAO across the subregion of Africa. It also present to readers news highlights and titbits of FAO activities in focus.
Central African Republic - Djibouti - Eritrea - Ghana - Sierra Leone - Somalia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Document technique
Ghana: Making value chains work for rural people

There are three major poverty divides in Ghana: rural-urban, northsouth, and between women and men. To meet these challenges, IFAD, the African Development Bank and the Government of Ghana are investing in rural northern Ghana to create viable economic opportunities – particularly for women – while improving market linkages with...
Ghana
2016 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Note/document d'orientation
The local economy impacts of social cash transfers

A comparative analysis of seven sub-Saharan countries
This article presents findings on the local economy impacts of seven African country SCT programmes evaluated as part of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) “From Protection to Production” (PtoP) project. The countries are Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The PtoP project has facilitated expansion of...
Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Lesotho - Malawi - Zimbabwe
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Rapport
Women’s rights in the cocoa sector

Examples of emerging good practice
Women cocoa farmers are central to the sustainability of the cocoa supply chain and cocoa growing communities. Although too often unrecognized, women’s labor makes significant contributions to the amount of cocoa produced, which is under increasing demand. Empowering women cocoa farmers not only has a positive impact on the lives...
Côte d'Ivoire - Ghana - Nigeria
2016 - Oxfam International

Projet
Enabling women to benefit more equally from agrifood value chains

In Africa, small-scale agriculture – including post-production activities such as handling, processing and marketing – is a major source of income in rural areas. In recent years, women have increased their role in the rural sector significantly, and their contribution to household and commercial agriculture is fundamental. Empowering and investing...
Burkina Faso - Côte d'Ivoire - Ethiopia - Ghana - Kenya - Morocco - Rwanda - Tunisia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Note/document d'orientation
Social Protection in the Sahel and West Africa

Strengthening resilience for Food Security and Nutrition
The brief aims at summarizing the efforts of FAO to maximize the impacts of social protection interventions in the Sahel and West Africa by strengthening the linkages with resilience, food security, nutrition and economic growth; ensuring the effective reach of most vulnerable households and making national social protection programmes risk-informed...
Burkina Faso - Ghana - Kenya - Lesotho - Mali - Mauritania - Niger - Zambia
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Rapport
Voices from African artisanal fisheries

From Senegal to Togo, from Guinea-Bissau to Mauritania, from Tunisia to Ghana, communities living from maritime fisheries show the same attachment to the sea and face the same challenges. Between September 2014 and November 2015, the West African Network of Journalists for Responsible Fisheries (REJOPRAO), in collaboration with the CAOPA,...
Ghana - Guinea-Bissau - Mauritania - Senegal - Togo - Tunisia
2016 - Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC)

Note/document d'orientation
Meeting Ghanaian farmers' demand for a full range of mechanization services

Rising labor costs associated with increased rural-to-urban migration have compelled Ghanaian farmers to increase the use of tractors and other agricultural machines to conduct farming operations in the country (Diao et al. 2014). The adoption of these mechanical technologies is consistent with the tendency among Ghanaian farmers to save labor,...
Ghana
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Étude de cas
Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection to Combat Poverty and Hunger in Africa

Ghana country case study report
This study took place in Ghana (Accra and Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem Municipal District) 20- 30 April 2015. The study was led by Luke Harman of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) along with local partners Dr Kofi Marfo and Mrs Joyce Haleegoah. The Ghana country study set out to focus particularly on the...
Ghana
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Note/document d'orientation
Perceived land tenure security and rural transformation

Empirical evidence from Ghana
Tenure security is believed to be critical in spurring agricultural investment and productivity. Yet what improves or impedes tenure security is still poorly understood. Using household- and plot-level data from Ghana, this study analyzes the main factors associated with farmers’ perceived tenure security. Individually, farmers perceive greater tenure security on...
Ghana
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Note/document d'orientation
Agricultural intensification, technology adoption, and institutions in Ghana

Agricultural intensification has only taken off to a very limited extent in Ghana. Adoption of land productivity-enhancing technology is low, even in areas with proximity to urban markets. Rather, farmers have increasingly been adopting labor-saving technologies such as herbicides and mechanization, for which vibrant private supply channels are emerging. Further...
Ghana
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Document technique
Promoting gender equality in irrigation

Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation (FTF-ILSSI) project notes
Small-scale irrigation is increasingly recognized as a key strategy for enhancing agricultural productivity and food security under growing climate uncertainty in Africa south of the Sahara. Rainfed production dominates the region, but governments and other stakeholders are increasing investments in irrigation. As these efforts are being rolled out, the gender...
Ethiopia - Ghana - United Republic of Tanzania
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Événement
Commemoration of the 7th Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

The Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (ADFNS) was declared in July 2010 by the African Union Heads of State and Government (at the 15th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit) in Kampala, Uganda. This decision was made in recognition of the unacceptable and chronic crisis of hunger and malnutrition...
Ghana
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Rapport
Make it rain

Floods, droughts, heat waves, cold spells, and other natural disasters are large sources of risk for farmers. For instance, in semiarid areas of India, 89 percent of farming households cited drought as the largest risk to agricultural production. Climate change may make weather patterns more extreme and unpredictable, further exposing...
Ethiopia - Ghana - India - Malawi
2016 - The Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI)

Document de travail
Farm Transition and Indigenous Growth

The Rise to Medium- and Large-Scale Farming in Ghana
This paper characterizes the transition from small-scale farming and the drivers of farm size growth among medium- and large-scale farmers in Ghana. The research was designed to better understand the dynamics of change in Ghana’s farm structure and contribute to the debate on whether Africa should pursue a smallholder-based or...
Ghana
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Article de blog
Transforming rural areas

Today more people live in cities than ever before, but we still depend on rural areas for our food. In the developing world, up to 80 per cent of food is produced on small farms that are usually family run. Yet it's also true that 70 per cent of the...
Ghana
2016 - International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Note/document d'orientation
Changes in Ghanaian farming systems

Stagnation or a quiet transformation?
This research was designed to understand better the patterns of agricultural intensification and transformation occurring in Africa South of the Sahara using the Ghanaian case. The paper examines changes in farming systems and the role of various endogenous and exogenous factors in driving the conversion of arable lands to agricultural...
Ghana
2016 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Note/document d'orientation
Smallholders and land tenure in Ghana

Aligning context, empirics, and policy
For decades, policymakers and development practitioners have debated benefits and threats of property rights formalization and private versus customary tenure systems. This paper provides insights into the challenges in understanding and empirically analyzing the relationship between tenure systems and agricultural investment, and formulates policy advice that can support land tenure...
Ghana
2015 - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Note/document d'orientation
A Sub-regional Strategy for Enhancing the Participation of the Civil Society in Forestry Planning and Policy Making Processing in West Africa

Forest planning and policy making process in West Africa – and elsewhere in Africa for that matter – has largely been dominated by the State, with very little room for a meaningful participation of civil society. This state of affairs led to a management of forests and forest resources which...
Benin - Burkina Faso - Cabo Verde - Côte d'Ivoire - Gambia - Ghana - Guinea-Bissau - Liberia - Mali - Nigeria - Senegal - Sierra Leone - Togo
2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Note/document d'orientation
The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa (NAFSN) launched in May 2012 under the auspices of the G8 aims to create the conditions that will allow the African countries concerned to improve agricultural productivity and develop their agrifood sector by attracting more private investment in agriculture. The...
Benin - Burkina Faso - Côte d'Ivoire - Ethiopia - Ghana - Malawi - Mozambique - Nigeria - Senegal - United Republic of Tanzania
2015 - European Parliament
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