Maize, millet, rice, and sorghum are the major cereal crops in West Africa, yet yields from these crops are very low compared to the world average and even other regions within Africa. A changing climate will challenge production systems already under pressure to increase output to feed a growing population.
Germany (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
Germany prioritizes rural development and food security in its international development agenda. For almost two decades, the support of German partners—including the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), several German universities such as the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn, and the nongovernmental organization Welthungerhilfe—have been instrumental in IFPRI’s work in poverty alleviation, land degradation, climate change, improving health and nutrition, and developing and reporting on the Global Hunger Index. These partnerships continue to produce evidence-based research, driven by their aligned priorities to ensure sustainable food production and healthy food systems.
This brochure highlights some of the key research between IFPRI and Germany.
The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme: Long-Term Strategic Analysis for Improved Growth and Poverty Reduction
MOTIVATION After years of declining investment in rural development and low agricultural productivity, the African Union Commission launched the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in 2003. Participating African governments committed to allocate 10 percent of their national budgets to agriculture in order to help achieve a 6 percent annual agricultural growth rate. With USAID >> Read more