AGRODEP NEWS

The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium has launched a new special call for membership. For this particular membership call, applications from researchers engaged in trade policy analysis, value chain analysis, or agricultural transformation and investments are strongly encouraged. Applications from women researchers and from researchers from African countries which have low representation in AGRODEP are also...
The AGRODEP training course on Losses along Food Value Chains was held from October 17-19. The course was instructed by Maximo Torero and Luciana Delgado of IFPRI and Monica Schuster of the University of Antwerp. The training course was designed to provide an understanding of the key concepts and issues related to food loss and waste along value chains and the methodological approaches employed in its measure. A particular focus was the proposed...
From March 29 - April 1, AGRODEP held a training course on Tools for Value Chain Analysis. The course included a section on the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), the first comprehensive and standardized index to directly measure women's empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. The course introduced participants to the proper use of the tool, as well as featuring discussions of how and why gender issues...
From March 29 – April 1, 2016, the African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP) hosted a two-part training course on Tools for Value Chain Analysis. The course was conducted as part of AGRODEP’s Tools for Value Chain Analysis Virtual Hub and had support from the CGIAR Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM). The aim of the course was to strengthen regional capacity for value chain analysis using two...
The AGRODEP Management Team is pleased to announce the launch of a new IGI Global title, "Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions," edited by AGRODEP member Evans Osabuohien. The book also includes contributions from several other AGRODEP members, including: Elijah Abiodun Obayelu, Kassa Alemu, Ciliaka M. Gitau, and Uchenna Efobi. The book ...
In the 1960s, Ghana was the world’s largest producer of cocoa beans; while the country’s cocoa crop took a hit in the 1980s as a result of rampant bushfires, it has since rebounded and is now the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world. The majority of the raw beans grown in Ghana are not processed within the country, however, and the government has been putting more emphasis in recent years on promoting industrialization...