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COP22: Spotlight on agriculture, Africa and action

Commentaries | Published on 10-11-2016

Hanne Knaepen

On Monday, the UN climate change conference COP22 kicked off in Marrakech. Last year s COP21, held i [...]

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

Commentaries | 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 [...]

CAADP's future? Focus on informal private sector and politics!

Commentaries | Published on 29-04-2016

Francesco Rampa

Two weeks ago, in Accra, I attended the CAADP Partnership Platform, the annual event where all stake [...]

Partnerships to deliver food security in Africa

Commentaries | Published on 16-12-2015

In the third of our series of blogs ahead of the 2016 Challenges Paper - released on January 4th 201 [...]

Le riz : grande star de la conférence de Dakar

Commentaries | Published on 06-11-2015

Carmen Torres

La révision de la politique agricole de l'Afrique de l Ouest (ECOWAP/PDDAA) en cours est un exerci [...]

Nutritious regional value chains: The final step is what matters

Commentaries | Published on 01-10-2015

Carmen Torres

It s been a while now since we re hearing food security" and scaling up nutrition" as top priority m [...]

From one grain to another: The rise of rice in West Africa

Commentaries | Published on 22-07-2015

Carmen Torres

Last month I flew from Europe to green Abidjan via arid Ouagadougou for the Borderless Alliance annu [...]

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

Commentaries | 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 [...]

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

Commentaries | Published on 24-03-2014

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

Climate Change at the EDDs: What is Going to Happen Now?

Commentaries | Published on 06-12-2013

Hanne Knaepen

Climate change does not respect borders and it is a threat that multiplies quickly to other sectors. [...]