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Proyecto

Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces
 

South of Sahara
Identificador del Proyecto
108001
Total del financiamiento
CAD 500,000.00
Funcionario del IDRC
Flaubert Mbiekop
Estado de Proyecto
Completed
Fecha de finalización
Duración
24 meses

Programas y alianzas

Empleo y crecimiento

Principales instituciones

Líder del proyecto:
Professor Mariara
United States

Resumen

Transforming Africa's agriculture sector is central to growth and poverty reduction on the continent. This project will promote rigorous, gender-sensitive, and policy-oriented research on the factors that drive change and opportunities for enhancing rural employment.Más información

Transforming Africa's agriculture sector is central to growth and poverty reduction on the continent. This project will promote rigorous, gender-sensitive, and policy-oriented research on the factors that drive change and opportunities for enhancing rural employment. It will identify labour market, policy, and institutional constraints that undermine job creation and employment in rural areas. Income diversification, job opportunities The project's objectives include: -compare labour productivity and employment intensity patterns for diverse agricultural strategies and non-farm jobs in rural areas -explore seasonal market imperfections that limit employment within agriculture -propose policy interventions for enhancing productivity in rural areas -generate 10 to 12 research papers that can be published in high-impact journals, along with five to six policy briefs -facilitate policy uptake of research results by organizing stakeholders meetings -build skills and knowledge for 10 early career African scholars through training and mentorship Policy-focused researchers in Africa The project's research results will feed into policy through regular engagement with practitioners at a series of conferences. The project supports the African Union's Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods and the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme. The Partnership for Economic Policy will implement the project. Training and mentorship of early career African scholars will take place in collaboration with the World Bank and Cornell University. The work will help create a pool of world-class policy-oriented researchers.

Publicaciones

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Brief
Idioma:

Inglés

Resumen

African researchers measure labor productivity in staple crops, high value crops, and non-farm
activities and explain how productivity gaps affect income diversification in Uganda and Nigeria

Autores
Djido, Abdoulaye
Brief
Idioma:

Inglés

Resumen

In this study, a team of local researchers finds that non-farm income can protect against external
shocks and help finance farm investment but at the cost of reduced family farm labor. Based on
these results, the team outlines several recommendations to target the negative tradeoffs between
non-farm employment, agricultural intensification, and productivity change.

Autores
Amare, Mulubrhan
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