After nearly 10 years as CTA Director, Michael Hailu’s mandate at the Centre will conclude at the end of February 2020. We spoke with him about how CTA has contributed to the advancement of agricultural transformation in ACP countries over the last decade, and how this important work will be continued in the future.
CTA’s PEJERIZ project is applying technology in the field, encouraging mechanisation and coaching young entrepreneurs to create jobs in the rice value chain in Mali and Senegal. Launched in March 2018, the project is already making a difference.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the UN in 2015, led to wide recognition of the importance of sustainable agriculture in tackling the root causes of poverty, and hunger. Food and agriculture are not only important for achieving SDG2 – ‘Zero Hunger’.
The concept of agricultural innovation systems is now widely accepted as key to improving food systems and feed the world’s 9 billion people by 2050. The seminar ‘Agricultural Innovation Systems – Reality Check’ provided a much needed space to further develop this thinking – and how it can be used in practice within an inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach to development.
With the aim of developing ‘living keynotes’ and a common agenda for the next five years in the field of agricultural inno...
The enthusiasm and engagement was impressive. Almost one hundred people from many different backgrounds gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to give their input into a major new initiative called ‘Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems’, or CDAIS.
Social protection can be a stabilizer during a crisis as well as kick-start domestic demand. Global calls for introducing social protection programmes in developing countries are based not only on moral grounds, but increasingly on a belief that it is an important instrument for economic growth.
With only a quarter of the world’s population having access to social protection, the case for expanding it is gaining ground in international discussions. The debate focuses on how best to design social protection, whether it should be universal or targeted at the poorest groups, and who should provide it and finance it.
Navigating the post-2015 debate / Articles - The Br...
A growing number of people in the industrialized world work under insecure employment conditions. This is due to increasing labour market flexibility, which has influenced the nature of employment and the related power relations. This fundamental change has consequences for labour conditions, social policies and the quality of work