Recommended Readings

Future of African farming and foodsecurity

The FAO yearly report on family farming is available: Read the full report or the summary.

Family Farmers: Feeding the world, caring for the earth

FAO Hungermap 2012-14

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva: Agriculture must change

Food comes first -- FAO and the eight Millennium Development Goals

Partos report: Coherentiemonitor 2015: Let's walk the talk together!

DevexImpact: Private sector joins push to raise African incomes through trade (by Helen Castell)

Dutch Government: Nederland leidende rol bij voedselinvesteringen Wereldbank

Food and Business Development Platform: Launch of F&BKP Knowledge Portal

ECDPM: Can ‘Responsible Investment Principles’ de-polarise the debate on agricultural PPPs in Africa? Africa in data

Ruerd Ruben (WUR): Voedselzekerheid is méér dan landbouw en voedsel

Articles in press:

The Economist: Secure land rights are crucial for feeding nine billion people by 2050

Ewout Frankema: Africa and the Green Revolution A Global Historical Perspective

Arie Kuyvenhoven: Africa, agriculture, aid

Future of African small holders - how to make agriculture more efficient

Peter Hazell (IFAD, 2011): Five Big Questions about Five Hundred Million Small Farms

FAO: Tanzania focuses on food value system: storage, marketing and distribution

From Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS): Family Farmers Don't Need Climate-Smart Agriculture

Ruerd Ruben (Wageningen UR / LEI): Voedselzekerheid is méér dan landbouw en voedsel

Steven Lawry, Cyrus Samii, Ruth Hall, Aaron Leopold, Donna Hornby, Farai Mtero (Campbell Systematic Reviews): The Impact of Land Property Rights Interventions on Investment and Agricultural Productivity in Developing Countries: a Systematic Review

Kate Ambler, Alan de Brauw, and Susan Godlonton (IFPRI): Poverty reduction for smallholder farmers, Brazilian-style: Can it work in Africa?

From Brabantse Agrofood: Agrofoodpluim voor Rijk Zwaan

Denis Drechsler (VOX/CEPR's Policy Portal): The future of African agriculture: Can smallholders be the answer?

Via Campesine: Maputo Declaration: African peasants united against Transnational Corporations, February

The Guardian: Farmers versus big business: the politics of irrigation in Tanzania

IICD: IICD Informs FAO's Policy Brief on Communication for Rural Development

Future of conflict ridden regions - why invest in fragile states or regions

ECDPM: Linking 'Food Security' and 'Peace & Security'

José Graziano da Silva: Improving Food Governance to Break Violence and Hunger’s Vicious Cycle (Foodtank)

From the FAO

François Grunewald: Conference paper Food security and protracted crises in Africa: managing economic security in rural areas (High level expert forum on food insecurity in protracted crises, September 2012)

Supporting livelihoods during hard times in South Sudan

Future of young farmers - how to make the countryside and farming attractive for girls and boys

FAO: Decent rural employment

FAO: Slow Food youth gardens in Africa promote nutrition and sustainability

Farmers' Forum Youth session: Facilitating access of rural youth to agricultural activities

Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria: Launching of the Youth Employment in Agriculture Program (YEAP) and the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria

About the NGO of Edii Mukibii: Cultivating a Passion for Agriculture

IICD: ICT4D Effects: Youth, ICTs and Agriculture

GFAR: Collaborative Foresight: Finding solutions to youth unemployment in East Africa through agriculture (by Oluwabunmi Ajilore)

IFAD: Youth and agriculture: key challenges and concrete solutions

ict4ag: Video has biggest impact in ICT deployment for Bungoma farmers


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How to make African smallholders more efficient: farming, food and finance?

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How to invest in food security in post conflict regions and fragile states?

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How to provide rural careers for young men and women in the agro-food sector?

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