Future Agricultures Consortium

Future Agricultures is a network of researchers on agriculture and food policy in Africa, formed of more than 100 people working in 12 countries across Africa and in Europe. The organisation’s approach combines critical research and reflection, networking and partnerships, policy dialogue, and communications.

Future Agricultures is exploring:

  • how policy on food and agriculture is made, and how it is put into practice, in different countries
  • the implications of social change, the environment and technology for food and agriculture policy
  • how different groups of people stand to benefit from changes in food and agriculture policy
  • the effects of interventions from outside Africa (for example, from donors, the BRICS, large scale land deals or corporate investment) and a range of related issues.

The research is organised in a set of themes: commercialisation, growth and social protection, pastoralism, climate change, young people, land, policy processes, science technology and innovation, gender and social difference, and Brazil and China in Africa.

Future Agricultures researchers are working in Ethiopia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The secretariat is based at IDS.

We are sharing our research and analysis on policy processes and political economy, to support CAADP (the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme). CAADP brings together people and organisations throughout the continent to promote agriculture-led development.

Consortium Researchers and Partners

Key funder: UK Department for International Development (2003-present)
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