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MAFAP supports the Mozambican Cotton Institute to develop their sisal subsector policy
In October last year, the MAFAP programme accepted to assist the Mozambican Cotton Institute (IAM), which has extended its mandate to all other natural fibres, to develop its sisal subsector policy. As part of its technical assistance, MAFAP will focus on assessing the profitability of sisal in Mozambique, identifying policy priority areas and key opportunities and risks resulting from international and regional sisal trends.
MAFAP joins Policy Analysis Group partners in Tanzania for policy dialogue with government and other sector stakeholders at the 5th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference.
The Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC) is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture by the Policy Analysis Group (PAG), of which MAFAP is a founding member. The AAPC brings together policy makers and key stakeholders working on agricultural policy projects and initiatives to share research, and deliberate on the challenges, opportunities, and emerging policy issues.
International organizations reaffirm their commitment to generate and analyse data for effective policy decision making
The Consortium for Measuring the Policy Environment for Agriculture is an important policy forum composed of FAO/MAFAP, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank that aims at raising data quality and coverage to improve the evidence base for policy decision-making in agriculture.
MAFAP supports development and diversification of Ghana’s non-traditional agricultural exports
On 4 December 2018 in Accra, MAFAP, the International Trade Center (ITC) and the Duke University Global Value Chains Center presented the results of a joint study aimed at boosting Ghana’s non-traditional agricultural exports (NTEs).The study proposes actionable policy options to the Government of Ghana to promote traditionally underinvested sectors and diversify the country’s agricultural exports portfolio.
IGG Intersessional meeting on fibers triggers interest in FAO engagement on policy work in Mozambique
On the 14 November, the MAFAP programme was invited to present its work at the Intersessional meeting of the intergovernmental group (IGG) on Hard Fibres and the IGG on Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres. The IGG is not only a platform to discuss current issues that affect fibres but is also a forum to explore and consolidate strategic partnerships with FAO.
MAFAP supports budget planning for food and nutrition investments in Bangladesh
On the 10 October, Bangladesh launched its Second Country Investment Plan for Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems (CIP2).