Tag Archives: Market Access

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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The Economics of Rural Infrastructure

In many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, there are large tracts of arable land with significant agricultural potential. Unfortunately, much of this land is located in remote areas that lack access to major markets, so this enormous agronomic potential remains untapped. … Continue reading

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Decreasing Vulnerability to Conflict in Arab Countries through Rural Development

If you missed the live stream of the IFAD-IFPRI Workshop presentation, Decreasing Vulnerability to Conflict in Arab Countries through Rural Development, a recording of the event can be viewed on the IFAD Webcasting Site by clicking here. You may also … Continue reading

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Conflict vs Development in the Arab World

On January 19, a team from IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division will present research on the correlations between food security, poverty, and conflict in the Arab world. A live stream of the event will be available on the IFAD … Continue reading

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Oversight: When Market Access Initiatives Go Wrong

Not long ago poor farmers in rural Angola were bringing a fresh harvest of beans and maize to market for the first time. Months earlier an extension service brought in the seeds and tools they needed to increase yields beyond … 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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