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Newsletter week of November 9th 2015

2015 November 13
by bvancampenhout

Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest.

This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.

In news this week, we report on Uganda: hunger in regional 'food basket'. In addition, there is more news, such as Govt agency, Chinese firm fight over $5m fish project and Pay-offs from paddy. There’s also news on, Eaten sweet potato? Then you’ve had a GM meal. And among others, Drought-tolerant maize improves yields in 13 countries.

Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:

Thank you and enjoy!

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Newsletter – week of november 6th

2015 November 12
by bvancampenhout
Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news 
digest.

This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is 
compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications 
on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.

In news this week, we report on Hunger forces Karimojong to sell animals_._ 
<http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/Farming/Training-young-scientists-farmers/-/689860/2692624/-/nynpo6z/-/index.html> 
In addition, there is more news, such as Government rolls out drive against 
tsetse flies 
<http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Government-rolls-out-drive-against-tsetse-flies/-/688334/2922348/-/6ostjo/-/index.html> 
and World Bank says communal land costing govt billions 
<http://observer.ug/business/38-business/40046-wb-says-communal-land-costing-govt-billions>. 
There’s also news on, Coffee consumption in Africa still low, opportunities for 
growth 
<http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/coffee-consumption-in-africa-still-low-opportunities-for-growth/52321/?mc_cid=12ba62010f&mc_eid=74efb2d140>. 
And among others, Uganda's president calls for modern science thinking 
<http://www.isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechupdate/article/default.asp?ID=13882>.


Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:

  * Unpacking Postharvest Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Meta-Analysis
    <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X14002307>
  *  From Guesstimates to GPStimates: Land Area Measurement and Implications for
    Agricultural Analysis
    <http://jae.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/5/593.full.pdf+html>
  * Large-scale Agro-Industrial Investments and Rural Poverty: Evidence from
    Sugarcane in Malawi <http://jae.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/5/645.abstract>
  * The Structure of Indigenous Food Crop Markets in sub-Saharan Africa: The
    Rice Market in Uganda
    <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220388.2015.1098629?journalCode=fjds20>
  * Learning and power in international development partnerships: a case study
    of Iowan farmers in Uganda
    <http://cdj.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/10/23/cdj.bsv041.abstract#corresp-1>
  * Soil organic carbon stocks under coffee agroforestry systems and coffee
    monoculture in Uganda
    <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880915301031>
  * Household-specific food price differentials and high-value crop production
    in rural Ghana
    <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030691921500113X>
  * Human Capital and Industrialization: Evidence from the Age of Enlightenment
    <http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/130/4/1825.abstract?etoc>

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Newsletter week of Jan 19th 2015

2015 January 23
by bvancampenhout

Els Lecoutere, all rights reserved

Els Lecoutere, all rights reserved

Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest.

This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.

In news this week, we report on Uganda to host Africa’s first gene bank. In addition, there is more news such as How will climate change transform agriculture?, Can agricultural households farm their way out of poverty? And among others, Ugandan scientists to develop ‘sweet’ maize variety. Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:

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IFPRI-Kampala newsletter – week of Jan 13th 2015

2015 January 13
by bvancampenhout

car_resizedHello, Happy New Year, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest.

This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.

In news this week, we report on Farmers want gov’t to set up agriculture financing council.

In addition, there is more news such as Uganda faces agriculture output drop, Uganda to be water stressed by 2025 and among others, Beating back the desert in Burkina Faso, field by field. Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:

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Newsletter week of 1st Dec 2014

2014 December 3
by bvancampenhout

IMG_20140627_162837Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest.

This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.

In news this week, we report on Top 7 books on feeding the world. In addition, there is more news such as Shs3b project to create youth employment and among others, Activists want agriculture budget raised to Shs1 trillion. Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:

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Newsletter of weeks of 17th and 24th of Nov 2014

2014 November 26
by bvancampenhout

2012-05-18 17.27.06Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest.

This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.

In news this week, we report on Ugandan scientists create bean strains to fight anaemia. In addition, there is more news such as Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014: Climate change and smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and among others, The darker side of green. Plantation forestry and carbon violence in Uganda: the case of Green Resources’ forestry-based carbon markets. Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:

 

 

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IFPRI Kampala Newsletter for November 10th

2014 November 10
by bvancampenhout

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copyright PASIC

Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest.

This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.

In news this week, we report on Boosting Africa’s seed sector: the need for an integrated approach. In addition, there is more news such as Uganda, Tanzania benefit from $13.8M banana project and among others, Bundibugyo revives food security task force. Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:

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Newsletter week of Nov 3rd

2014 November 4
by bvancampenhout

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Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest.

This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.

In news this week, we report on Government boosts cassava production in Bunyoro. In addition, there is more news such as Sorghum for beer provided many farmers with another way to make more moneyand among others, Our food, our identity: promoting indigenous food crops. Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:

Thank you and Enjoy

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Newsletter for the week of Oct 20th

2014 October 22
by bvancampenhout

copyright Els Lecoutere

copyright Els Lecoutere

Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest.

This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda.

In news this week, we report on Food security brings economic growth — not the other way around. In addition, there is more news such as Agriculture still needs government support – experts and among others, Grow vegetables to make quick money. Under agricultural and food policy related research, we provide links to papers on:

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2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report released

2014 October 17
by bvancampenhout

GHI_2014_Infographic_Map-1The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report-the ninth in an annual series-presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to go, with levels of hunger remaining “alarming” or “extremely alarming” in 16 countries.

This year’s report focuses on a critical aspect of hunger that is often overlooked: hidden hunger. Also known as micronutrient deficiency, hidden hunger affects more than an estimated 2 billion people globally. The repercussions of these vitamin and mineral deficiencies are both serious and long-lasting. Where hidden hunger has taken root, it not only prevents people from surviving and thriving as productive members of society, it also holds countries back in a cycle of poor nutrition, poor health, lost productivity, persistent poverty, and reduced economic growth.

For more information, visist http://bit.ly/ghi2014.