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Policies, Institutions, and Markets: Why they matter in Africa now, & what researchers can do to help - Dr Karen Brooks, Director, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Policies, Institutions, and Markets: Why they matter in Africa now, & what researchers can do to help - Dr Karen Brooks, Director, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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  • 1. Policies, Institutions, and Markets Why they matter in Africa now, & what researchers can do to help Karen Brooks Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets
  • 2. Value of Agricultural Exports and Imports, SSA, 1970-2009 Worldbank and FAOSTAT South Africa excluded
  • 3. Yearly Cohorts Entering Rural and Urban Labor Markets and Rural Population Share in SSA, 1955-2050 Losch, Fréguin-Gresh and White, 2012
  • 4. Development of Improved Varieties Lags in Africa, but Adoption Lags Even More Total genetic Estimated Share area improvement Share area number of to modern contribution to to modernRegion variety varieties, yield growth, varieties, releases, 1998 1965-1998 2010 1965-1998 (%/year)LAC 3146 0.51 0.66Asia 2229 0.83 0.88MENA 715 0.56 0.69SS Africa 1157 0.23 0.28 0.35All 7246 0.65 0.72 Renkow and Byerlee, 2010; Tom Walker, Communication from author
  • 5. Policies, Institutions, and Markets That Matter PIM with African Partners Foresight to inform the African Science Agenda Incentive regimes friendly to production and trade Identifying priorities for public spending Facilitating wider adoption of better technologies Social protection for building & protecting assets of the poor Tools for good management of common property Improving governance of rural services Freeing up the productive potential of women Creating attractive opportunities for young people Value chains accessible to smallholders Working with partners and building capacity