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New policy brief: Increasing support to the livestock sector to seize a major economic opportunity
Between 2005 and 2010, cattle producers in Mali faced price disincentives.
Making Policy Count: debate on policy monitoring
On 10 October 2013, the Economic and Social Development Department of FAO will host a side event on policy monitoring during the CFS 40 session (7- 11 October 2013):
MAFAP Showcases Rice Results at the 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (ICAAAE) in Tunisia
Rice is becoming a key staple food in Africa, representing on average 8 percent of total caloric intake in 2009, the third most important component of the African diet after maize and root crops.
Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis in East Africa - East African Community encouraged to reduce trade barriers to ensure food security
There is need for the East African Community (EAC) to shape the agricultural policies in the Partner States and foster regional trade by reducing trade barriers to ensure food security.
NEPAD Report released
MAFAP has released a study requested to FAO by the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA): Assessing coherence of price support policies and public spending in West and East Africa.
New policy brief: Toward more sustainable and efficient support of the cotton value chain in Burkina Faso
Regulated cotton prices in Burkina Faso have led to higher domestic prices and incentives to production.
Burkina Faso
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