AGRODEP NEWS

From November 12-15, AGRODEP hosted a workshop on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) regional office in Dakar. The workshop aimed: (a) to present recent and ongoing research related to the CFTA and to regional integration in Africa, (b) to launch an AGRODEP expert group for policy analysis and advisory services (PAAS) in the area of trade and regional integration, and...
In early November, AGRODEP held a workshop in Dakar, Senegal on Evaluation of Interventions on Agricultural Technology Adoption. At the workshop, participants learned to identify the determinants of and constraints to technology adoption, as well as approaches to promote technology adoption. They were also taught the use of field experiments methods to analyze technology adoption and engaged in Stata exercises for econometric analysis and...
The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium has launched a new special call for membership. For this particular membership call, applications from researchers engaged in trade policy analysis, value chain analysis, or agricultural transformation and investments are strongly encouraged. Applications from women researchers and from researchers from African countries which have low representation in AGRODEP are also...
The AGRODEP training course on Losses along Food Value Chains was held from October 17-19. The course was instructed by Maximo Torero and Luciana Delgado of IFPRI and Monica Schuster of the University of Antwerp. The training course was designed to provide an understanding of the key concepts and issues related to food loss and waste along value chains and the methodological approaches employed in its measure. A particular focus was the proposed...
From March 29 - April 1, AGRODEP held a training course on Tools for Value Chain Analysis. The course included a section on the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), the first comprehensive and standardized index to directly measure women's empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. The course introduced participants to the proper use of the tool, as well as featuring discussions of how and why gender issues...
From March 29 – April 1, 2016, the African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP) hosted a two-part training course on Tools for Value Chain Analysis. The course was conducted as part of AGRODEP’s Tools for Value Chain Analysis Virtual Hub and had support from the CGIAR Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM). The aim of the course was to strengthen regional capacity for value chain analysis using two...