Zambian Government Celebrates ReNAPRI’s Senior Program Coordinator

The Zambian Ministry of Gender celebrated Dr. Nalishebo Meebelo-ReNAPRI’s Senior Program Coordinator during the March 8th 2021 International Women’s Day Celebrations for her excellent contribution in promoting agricultural development across Africa. Below is her video profile by the Zambian Ministry of Gender.

Agricultural Trade Policy Institute (ATPI) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) becomes 11th Member of the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI)

The Agricultural Trade Policy Institute (ATPI) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has become the 11th member of the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI). ATPI’s membership was endorsed during ReNAPRI’s 16th Board Meeting which took place virtually due to current restrictions on travel, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ReNAPRI is a network …

ReNAPRI Becomes 12th Member of the Alliance for African Partnership

The Regional Network for Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) has become the 12th member of the Consortium of the Alliance for African Partnership (AAP). This milestone will strengthen the value propositions of both ReNAPRI and AAP as leading institutions in policy research on the African continent and beyond. ReNAPRI was nominated by Egerton University, one of the 10 AAP African …

Stakeholders Brainstorm on Resilience Agriculture

By Chimwemwe Njoloma. 25 November 2020. Originally published in Malawi News Online and The Atlas. Ministry of Agriculture has commended stakeholders in the agricultural sector for creating a platform for strategic dialogue and evidence-based guidance responding proactively to emerging challenges the sector is facing. In the first quarter of the year, countries went into lockdown disrupting domestic production, except in the …

ReNAPRI signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)

The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) and the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim of fostering a comprehensive partnership for strategic engagement between the two institutions. The virtual signing ceremony which took place on the 11th of June 2020 concretized the long-standing relationship between the two institutions and …

International Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (ICWAE) recently launched

International Association of Agricultural Economists has just launched the International Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (ICWAE). “ICWAE is a Committee in the International Association of Agricultural Economics to serve women economists in the agricultural economics profession by promoting their career development, furthering their status, and increasing gender diversity in the association. ICWAE provides a global network of women professionals …

Kenya: Why COVID-19 is another blow for Kenya’s food security

By Timothy Njagi Njeru & Miltone Ayieko Were. 20 April 2020. This article was originally published on Modern Ghana, online. Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images Kenya faces one of the most challenging years when it comes to food security. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, food security is achieved when all people, at all times, have physical, …

South Africa: Rice and wheat price volatility surges due to pandemic

By Lindi Botha. April 8, 2020. Originally published in the farmer’s weekly. Countries rallying to ensure local food supply are restricting exports amid uncertainty over how long the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic will last and continue to affect trade. Rice and wheat were the latest crops to see export restrictions, with Vietnam, Russia and Kazakhstan limiting trade in the …

South African agriculture, with certain exceptions, faces slow growth in coming years

By: Rebecca Campbell. August 14, 2019. Originally published in the Creamer’s Media. The Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), a nonprofit organisation, has warned that it expects the gross value of South Africa’s agricultural production this year to be similar, in real terms, to that of 2015. It stated this in its’ BFAP Baseline Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028′ report, which …