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Newsletter for the week of Oct 20th

2014 October 22
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 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.

 

 

IFPRI Kampala newsletter – week of October 13th

2014 October 16
by bvancampenhout

15182250945_fa44eb8d59_mHello, 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 Seed policy faulted over cost. In addition, there is more news such as Addressing priority climate change adaptation measures in Uganda , Experts warn of dire consequences as Lake Victoria’s water levels drop further and among others, Uganda's progress towards poverty reduction during the last decade 2002/3-2012/3: is the gap between leading and lagging areas widening or narrowing?

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

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Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly newsletter

2014 September 22
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 Coffee Faces Bleak Future. In addition, there is more news such as Bill Gates's epic project transforms farming in Africa and Africa Agriculture Status Report 2014: Climate Change and Small Holder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa among others.

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

Also, note that there is a special issue out of the Development Policy Review on The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy in Africa with case studies from countries in the region. And they are all open access!

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IFPRI Kampala Newsletter Sept 1st 2014

2014 September 2
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 in Uganda 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 West Nile farmers adopting better varieties. There’s also news on Farmers cry out as maize prices dropandYouth Unemployment Challenge in Uganda and the Role of Employment Policies in Jobs Creation among others.

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

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VACANCY: RESEARCH ASSISTANT/SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT @ IFPRI Kampala

2014 September 1
by bvancampenhout

herbertJob Title: Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant

Application Deadline: September 10th, 2014 or until filled

Job Category: Research

Department: DSGD

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Appointment Duration: 1 Year

Position Type: Renewable

Recruitment Type: Local

Job Summary:

IFPRI-Kampala seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Assistant (RA) / Senior Research Assistant (SRA) to provide research, capacity strengthening, and communications support to its activities. The bulk of the activities of the (S)RA will consist of supporting activities planned in the program evaluation of Uganda’s advocacy forums (or Barazas) that have been implemented over the last years by Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the IFPRI Kampala Head of Office. The final position title will be determined based on the candidate’s level of experience.

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Newsletter week of Aug 25th 2014

2014 August 26
by bvancampenhout

 

 

 

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Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest. We have taken some time off, so this week is a long one!

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 Building Uganda’s next generation of nutrition leaders. In addition, there is more news such as How a Kenyan TV series is helping farmers improve productivity, increase income and Tackling the food waste challenge with technology among others.

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

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newsletter week of 21 July 2014

2014 July 22
by bvancampenhout

Sweet PotatoIn news this week, we report on Women MPs want tax on inputs revoked. In addition, there is more news such as Food waste reduction could help feed world's starving and Fake seeds are keeping Uganda's farmers poor among others.

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

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newsletter of week of July 13th 2014

2014 July 15
by bvancampenhout

14328235549_2646450d40_mHello, 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 Make agriculture a sexy career choice for young Africans, urges AGRA head. In addition, there is more news such as Climate change threatens your cup of coffee as soon as 2020 and African seed companies meet in Uganda to review progress among others.

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

Thank you and enjoy.

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newsletter week of 7th of July!

2014 July 9
by bvancampenhout

14514840175_faf6c53c01_mHello, 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 Law on biosecurity to regulate scientists’ work. In addition, there is more news such as UK Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee Releases Food Security Report and Taxes on agro inputs a set back - experts among others.

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

Thank you and enjoy.

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