Advancing participatory communication

Enabling community dialogue

Promoting gender equality

Raising farmer’s voice


  • “The “Africa Agriculture Status Report: Youth in Agriculture” is the third volume in this series. The 2015 report maintains the original objective of producing an annual series that provides an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of emerging issues and challenges being faced by Africa’s smallholder farmers; the series allows African scholars and development professionals, as well as their colleagues in non-African countries, to contribute practical and evidence-based recommendations and share knowledge that contributes to Africa’s food security.” 

    Read the AGRA report online

  • LANEA (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in East Africa) is an IFPRI/FAO research initiative carried out in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya to investigate opportunities and challenges related to scaling up impact on nutrition through the food and agriculture sector. The LANEA Uganda study highlights stakeholder perspectives regarding how agriculture can be leveraged to achieve improvements in nutrition.

  • “The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on reducing poverty have been met by many countries, yet many others lag behind and the post-2015 challenge will be the full eradication of poverty and hunger. Many developing countries increasingly recognize that social protection measures are needed to relieve the immediate deprivation of people living in poverty and to prevent others from falling into poverty when a crisis strikes.

    This edition of The State of Food and Agriculture 2015 makes the case that social protection measures will help break the cycle of rural poverty and vulnerability, when combined with broader agricultural and rural development measures.” 

    Read the FAO report online

  • This new FAO publication presents in a concise, succinct and focused way the key findings pertaining to the region, contained in FAO’s State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (SOFI) report. SOFI 2015 shows that seven countries in the region (Angola, Djibouti, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Mali and Sao Tome & Principe) have achieved both the Millennium Development Goal (MDG 1.C) and the World Food Summit (WFS) targets of, respectively, halving the proportion and the number of hungry people by 2015.

  • The beta version of the manual “Zen and the art of making tech work for you” is now available online. Developed by the Tactical Technology Collective, “this manual explores some of the behaviours that you can individually and collectively adopt and adapt to develop the trust and certainty we need to continue to safely enjoy the freedoms and empowerment that the Internet uniquely offers us.” Between September and December 2015, the authors want to understand better what are the readers needs in relation to privacy and security. They are also looking to gather other tools, processes, readings and cases studies that could be added in the final version of the manual. If you want to comment, suggest, interact, you may visit and fill out the feed back form.