AGRODEP NEWS

African agriculture relies in large part on small-scale farmers and producers; oftentimes, however, smallholders are at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing more lucrative markets. The new Value Chains Knowledge Clearinghouse, led by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets, provides tools and resources to impirove the functioning and inclusiveness of agricultural value chains, ensuring that smallholders have more...
AGRODEP recently played a leading role in the 17th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, held from June 18-20 in Dakar, Senegal. The event brought together 194 economists from 52 countries to discuss issues of food policy, trade, and economic vulnerability, with a particular focus on Africa. Twenty AGRODEP members received sponsorship to attend the conference and present their work during three days of parallel sessions, which...
The AGRODEP training course on Poverty Measurement and Analysis was held from January 8-10. The course was instructed by John Gibson of Waikato Management School. The training course was designed to provide hands-on training in applied poverty analysis using lectures and empirical exercises in both Stata and Excel.  Thirteen AGRODEP members participated in the course:  Olusegun Joshua Ajetomobi, Roseline Jumoke Akinlade, Temidayo...
The AGRODEP training course on GAMS-Based CGE Models (Basic) was held from December 9-20. The course was instructed by Véronique Robichaud of Laval University. The training course was intended to develop participants’ expertise in understanding and building multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, which are used to analyze the microeconomic impact of macroeconomic shocks and policies on a national economy. Eleven...
AGRODEP is pleased to announce the selected proposals for the 2013 Gaps in Research grant series. The theme for the 2013 Gaps in Research grants was Barriers to the Expansion of Agriculture and Agroindustry in Africa. The grants wiare intended to support research that promises to fill this existing research gap by shedding light on some of the following key aspects of the topic, in an African context: impact evaluation of government policy in...
AGRODEP is pleased to announce the selected proposals for its 2013 Innovative Research  grant series. The theme for the 2013 Innovative Research grants was Economic Growth and Development in Africa: Lessons from the Last Forty Years and Implications for Its Sustainability. Proposals were asked to focus on understanding: (i) how individual factors have contributed to the economic turn-around seen in the region since 2001 and (ii) how the...