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Empowering women in Africa: The only way to achieve food security

Blog | Published on 09-09-2016

Carmen Torres | Hanne Knaepen

Girls and young women represent a crucial invisible labour force in the developing world, as Carmen [...]


How big trade corridors can benefit small farmers

Blog | Published on 05-10-2012

Francesco Rampa

Many trade corridors in Africa were designed in colonial times, primarily to serve extractive indust [...]


The future of African farming? Regionally integrated, climate-smart, public-private and properly-financed

Blog | Published on 19-06-2015

Francesco Rampa

On Monday June 22nd, a team from ECDPM will attend the conference Future of farming and food securit [...]


Live Blog: Updated 27 March 10.00 CET - CAADP Partnership Platform meeting in Addis

Blog | Published on 22-03-2013

Francesco Rampa | Jeske van Seters

This article was co-authored by Jeske van Seters.[updated 27 March 10.00 CET]This blog will be updat [...]


African trade and agriculture ministers sow a seed for closer cooperation

Blog | Published on 07-12-2012

Francesco Rampa

Dan Lui co-authored this article. For the first time, African Union ministers of trade and agricultu [...]


We Can Create Local Wealth and Jobs and Governments Should Support Family Farming More Effectively, Say West African Farmers

Blog | Published on 26-09-2013

Fabien Tondel | Jeske van Seters

The Vice-President of Liberia, Joseph Boakai, the Minister of Agriculture of Liberia, Florence Cheno [...]


Challenges 2014: Family Farming, African Food Security and EU-AU Relations, Deadlock or Turning-Point in 2014?

Blog | Published on 21-11-2013

Francesco Rampa

+++ ECDPM Challenges blog series. Post number six +++Declared the UN Year of Family Farming and the [...]


Water for Agriculture in SADC: Realising the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

Blog | Published on 24-03-2014

Close to Kasane, in the very north of Botswana, and Impalila Island in the very east of Namibia, the [...]


Questioning old certainties – Challenges Inbrief 2012

Blog | Published on 08-11-2011

James Mackie

ECDPM is currently reflecting on the content and orientation of the next issue of its annual Challen [...]


Development partners meet to discuss support to Africa’s development and agricultural agenda

Blog | Published on 28-06-2013

Jeske van Seters

In 1992, European Heads of State and Government found their way to Maastricht to sign off on, with h [...]