Future Agricultures establishes new regional hubs in Africa

20th September 2013

The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) has instituted a new regional, Africa-centred structure to better support its research and policy engagement activities. Since 2005, Future Agricultures has produced research and analysis on the political economy of agricultural policy in Africa.

The move to the new regional structure recognises that decisions about how Africa can produce food and support farmers require strong and relevant evidence from researchers with experience and understanding of policy processes in different settings. In these short videos, the convenors of three hubs in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, and the Future Agricultures CAADP co-ordinator, explain how Future Agricultures is working within countries, regions and across Africa to share learning and engage with policy.

The new setup comprises three new hubs related to the major regional economic communities in Africa and are hosted in leading university-based, policy research institutions in each region. They are

  • Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, Kenya
  • The Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), South Africa
  • The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Ghana

Eldis has partnered with FAC since 2010 to help ensure the high quality, context driven research they produce reaches as wide an audience as possible. FAC research can be accessed on Eldis via the Agriculture and Food Resource Guide.