Malawi ranks among the world’s most densely populated and least-developed countries. Because agriculture is the main source of income for most of the population, the development of targeted policies that spur growth in the sector, particularly in smallholder-based agriculture, is critical to meeting the country’s food security and poverty reduction goals.
In 2005, the Nigerian government launched Fadama II, a World Bank-funded project intended to increase the income of farmers, fishers, and other poor people in the low-lying floodplains—known as Fadama in the Hausa language—where poverty is concentrated.
Providing Food Policy Information for African Policymakers: The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (RESAKSS)
MOTIVATION The efforts under CAADP to promote evidence-based policy planning and implementation require a mechanism that incorporates peer review, benchmarking, and learning, as well as mutual accountability. IFPRI, along with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and in partnership with the >> Read more
MOTIVATION Recognizing that agriculture is critical to Ghana’s vision of becoming a middle-income country by 2015, IFPRI, in partnership with the Ghanaian government and several development partners, launched the Ghana Strategy Support Program in 2005. The program, funded by USAID, supports the country-driven design of agriculture and rural development strategies by strengthening the skills of >> Read more
Informing Policymakers for Better Allocation of Research & Development Resources