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SUPPORTING POLICY RESEARCH TO INFORM AGRICULTURAL POLICY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA AND SOUTH ASIA
 
Introduction

The GDN Global Research Project, Supporting Policy Research to Inform Agricultural Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to help shape North-South and South-South debates on agricultural policies. Designed as a policy research project, it seeks to enrich the body of knowledge related to agricultural issues. In doing so, it draws from the existing knowledge base, especially cross-country research findings, in a scientifically rigorous manner, yet one which is both timely and easily accessible to policymakers and the informed public. The project attains significance as it explores innovative ways of bridging the research and policy gap.

Objectives
  • Helping shape North-South and South-South debates on agricultural policies.
  • Addressing the paucity of genuine developing country perspectives not only on global issues, but even quintessentially local development problems, such as those related to agricultural and rural development.
  • Making policymakers and key experts working in the area of agriculture aware of the policy issues across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
  • Enhancing the uptake of research findings by leveraging on the power of traditional media, new media, social media and advertising.

Project website and knowledge platform: http://www.agripolicyoutreach.org
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For further information contact Tuhin Sen, Lead Strategist for Policy Outreach

 
Project in Focus

The project recently organized two Experts’ Roundtables, in Rome and Washington DC respectively. The first was held on 14 December, 2012 in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The second took place on 20 February, 2013 in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Know more

 

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