The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

Agrinatura’s STUDIES AND REPORTS

Here you can find studies, reports and policy briefs developed by AGRINATURA in cooperation with its partners in the field of Agriculture Research for Development. All following documents are accessible and can be downloaded.

 

FFKP_Data_dec2016

The Family Farming Knowledge Platform gathers digitized quality information on family farming from all over the world; including national laws and regulations, public policies, best practices, relevant data and statistics, researches, articles and publications. It provides a single access point for international, regional and national information related to family farming issues; integrating and systematizing existing information to better inform and provide knowledge-based assistance to policy-makers, family farmers’ organizations, development experts, as well as to stakeholders in the field and at the grassroots level.

4 pager Value Chain Analysis for Development VCA4D DEVCO C1

Value Chain Analysis for Development (VCA4D). This 4 years project is implemented by Agrinatura and funded by DG DEVCO at European Commission, and started in September 2016.

 

Agriculture Market information systems – policy brief

This paper discusses how Agriculture Market information systems (MIS) can be used to improve farmers´ market power and farmers organizations´ voice. MIS information can be used by farmers both for advocating for more producer-friendly policies (through farmers’ organizations) and to guide their production and marketing decisions (choice of what, when and where to sell).

 

Capacity development for agricultural research for development – policy brief

This paper discusses issues related to support for capacity strengthening for agricultural research for development (ARD) by member countries of the European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development. This policy brief is intended to share knowledge and promote more efficient ARD policies.

 

Capacity development for agricultural research for development – study

This paper reviews the current policies and programmes of EIARD members in relation to capacity development and makes recommendations on future directions. The main issues and recommendations were incorporated into a policy brief in which specific policy options or guidelines are presented.

 

From IAASTD and the WDR 2008 to the GCARD process: rethinking the role of Agricultural research for development – policy brief

The objective of this policy brief is to explore the implications of the 2008 International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) for the policies and investments in Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) of the European Commission and the European countries members of EIARD.

 

Impact Assessment Policies and Practices of EIARD members – policy brief

The overall aim of this study is to ‘review and compare the policies and practices of different EIARD members in impact assessment to increase relevance, uptake and coordination of efforts by and for EIARD members, stakeholders and policy-makers’. This policy brief is based on a study which explored current methodological advances and debates in impact assessment and analysed the current impact assessment practices of EIARD members. The purpose of this brief is to suggest practical recommendations for improvement and greater coordination among EIARD members in this area.

 

Impact assessment policies and practices of EIARD members – study

The overall aim of this study was to ‘review and compare the policies and practices of different EIARD members in impact assessment to increase relevance, uptake and coordination of efforts by and for EIARD members, stakeholders and policy-makers’. The report discusses current methodological advances and debates in impact assessment and the current practices of EIARD members, using information provided by their national contact points, data base and literature searches and selected case studies, in order to develop practical recommendations for improvement and greater coordination and alignment.

 

Making ARD more pro-poor, Improving the accessibility and relevance of ARD results to the poorest – policy brief

This policy brief addresses the challenge of using the funds that European Union (EU) member states and the European Commission support Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) in sub-Saharan Africa (estimated US$470million per annum) effectively to alleviate poverty and hunger in the developing world by explicitly identifying the poor, involving them in the research process and making research results accessible to them.

 

Making ARD more pro-poor, Improving the accessibility and relevance of ARD results to the poorest – study

This study contributes to strengthening EU policies towards the MDGs in general, and food security issues in particular. The study pays particular attention to two aspects of pro-poor ARD: a) involvement of the poor in ARD, and b) access of the poor to ARD results.

 

Agenda for Change

At a critical juncture – facing new global challenges, close to the 2015 target for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in the midst of preparations for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – the EU must choose the right mix of policies, tools and resources to be effective and efficient in the fight against poverty in the context of sustainable development. The Commission is proposing an Agenda for Change to strengthen Europe’s solidarity with the world’s developing nations in this fight.