BFAP Agricultural Employment Brief – 2021 Q2

This agricultural employment brief interprets and contextualizes the latest quarterly labor force survey from Stats SA and provides insights on the major factors driving agricultural employment. Click here to download the report.

Research and Development are key to Resilient Food Systems in Africa

By Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Thomas Jayne & Wandile Sihlobo. This article was first published on The Conversation on August 1st 2021 What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in late July. The summit, the first of its kind in this century, …

BFAP Brief on South Africa’s Food Inflation for June 2021

This report gives an overview of food inflation dynamics and its associated causes for June 2021. Inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages for June 2021 was recorded at 6.7%. According to the FAO world food price index, global food prices recorded for June decreased for the first time in 12 months. This was driven by a reduction in cereal and …

ReNAPRI Joins ISSER in Congratulating Augustin Fosu on his Nomination to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration of UN Economic and Social Council

Augustin K. Fosu, Professor at ISSER has been appointed to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration at the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council. Professor Fosu joins other renowned experts on the 24-member committee for a four-year term beginning on 1 August 2021 and expiring on 31 July 2025, and will serve in his personal capacity. He also …

ReNAPRI to take part in U.N. Food Systems Summit Science Days Side Event

ReNAPRI will take part in the U.N. Food Systems Summit Science Days Side Event scheduled for Wednesday, July 7, 4:00pm CEST (10:00am EDT)  in which leaders across the private and public research and development sectors will identify and discuss the key actions needed to advance adaptive agricultural research and to develop an enabling policy environment to support the steady stream …

PRCI 2021 STAAARS Plus Proposals Now Open

ReNAPRI is a PRCI consortium member. The Structural Transformation of African and Asian Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAAARS+) Fellows program of the USAID Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, Research, Capacity and Influence(PRCI) is currently accepting proposals. The deadline to submit a concept proposal is August 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM New York time. For more information on how to …

Census will help gov’t with social intervention policies – Prof Quartey

ISSER is a ReNAPRI network member based at the University of Ghana. Prof Peter Quartey is a ReNAPRI Board member. This story was first published by Barima Kwabena Yeboah |3news.com| Ghana on June 28th 2021 The Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana Professor Peter Quartey has underscored the need for …

ReNAPRI participates in the Training on Agricultural Innovation Systems Policy Practice Index Tool

The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) was among several institutions that participated in the Training on Agricultural Innovation Systems: Policy Practice Index (PPI) Tool organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). Representing the ReNAPRI network were the following experts: Dr. Emmanuel Mwakiwa-Zimbabwe, Dr. Jackson Langat-Kenya, Dr. Rogers Andrew and Saadan Edson-Tanzania. The training workshop …

Strategic Planning Through a Global Pandemic

This story was first published by Jim Monahan – November 5, 2020 on- www.canr.msu.edu/news/strategic-planning-through-a-global-pandemic The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI) and its consortium partner the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) have completed a strategic plan. When Dr. Nalishebo Meebelo was hired by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab …