Policy Dialogue

policydialogue3The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) aims “to encourage dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy makers and opinion formers in Africa on the role of agriculture in broad based growth”. Therefore,creating a platform for policy dialogue within and across countries is central to FAC’s work.

Country Co-ordinators and FAC researchers hold both formal and informal meetings with policy-makers to promote networking and research dissemination.

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Latest articles

Network Meetings in Kenya
May 4, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
John Omiti hosted two FAC network meetings to discuss how to move the FAC agenda forward at country level. In the first meeting, four items were discussed:

Collective action in farmer organisations
Collective action in farmer organisations
May 4, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
John Omiti and consortium members participated in an international workshop onpromoting the development of farmer associations in Africa in order to improve delivery of farm inputs (e.g. seed, and fertilizer) and requisite services (extension and financial services) to farmers.

Consultations with farmers on global agricultural development
Consultations with farmers on global agricultural development
April 29, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
The Kenya country team convened? a farmers’ meeting to talk about the challenges facing agriculture with a view to include local farmer voices in two specific areas: Post-Salzburg ‘African Green Revolution’ strategic recommendations Input into GCARD for the future of

National and Regional Panel Discussions on the future of Agricultural/ Pastoral Extension System
National and Regional Panel Discussions on the future of Agricultural/ Pastoral Extension System
April 29, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
The Ethiopian extension system has a long history relative to many African countries and has been delivered through a variety of approaches and models. Despite this history, the system is still in its infancy in terms of coverage, communication and

FAC team presents at EEA
FAC team presents at EEA
April 29, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
In June 2009, John Thompson and David Hughes travelled to Ethiopia to attend the Seventh International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy organised by the Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA).? FAC’s Samuel Gabreselassie and colleagues at the Ethiopian Economics Policy Research Institute

ReSAKSS conference
ReSAKSS conference
April 29, 2010 / Policy Dialogue
FAC at the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System's first conference