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Market Access and Capacity Strengthening for Nigerian Farmers

Small hold farmers in Nigeria will benefit from a US$74.7 million loan from IFAD. IFAD has partnered with the Federal Republic of Nigeria to establish a Value Chain Development Programme. The loan agreement, signed into place by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating … Continue reading

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Improving Market Access and Commercialization: Assessment of Scenarios with Policy Analysis Matrix

On July 25th at 9:00 am (EST), Shahidur Rashid, senior research fellow, Markets Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI, delivered a livestreamed seminar on “Market Access and Commercialization.” A copy of the PowerPoint presentation has been made available on this site … Continue reading

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To Focus on Adaptation or Not to Focus on Adaptation?

That question could define the next decade of development in Mozambique. In their paper Everyday Realities of Climate Change Adaptation in Mozambique, Luis Artur and Dorothea Holhorst paint a disheartening picture of the current issues facing the vulnerable people of Mozambique. … Continue reading

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Big Steps for Agriculture in Climate Talks

Twenty-five Agricultural organizations band together to show agriculture’s potential to mitigate climate change effects and promote food security. Participant organizations in Agriculture and Rural Development Day, 2011, addressed a letter to the climate change negotiators of COP17, calling on them … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap between Market Access and Farmers

  Last month, Nairobi, Kenya was the site of an international conference focused on the needs of small-scale, resource-poor farmers. The Innovations in Extension and Advisory Service International Conference, held November 15 – 18, sought to brighten Africa’s agricultural future … Continue reading

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Market Access for All

Market access, a key IFAD-IFPRI research component, is likely to be the main topic of conversation between small-scale producers, international traders, and policymakers during a four day conference in Ghana at the end of this month. The 2nd Annual Africa … Continue reading

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IFAD-IFPRI Researcher Quoted in Ghana Business News

The following article appeared in Ghana Business News on Friday, November 11. In it, IFPRI researcher Alex De Pinto discusses the need for policymakers in Ghana to develop mechanisms to enable smallholder farmers to tap into the global carbon market. Dr … Continue reading

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