August 13, 2015 to August 14, 2015

The International Water Management Institute - Southern Africa (IWMI-SA) and the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (ReSAKSS-SA) have organised the 2015 Southern Africa Regional Dialogue on Agriculture to provide an evidence based interface between stakeholders to debate key issues in agricultural development and food security, also as inputs in the SADC Agricultural Investment Plans. This year’s theme is Regional Agricultural Trade and Agricultural Water Investments. We are holding this dialogue in the context of the IWMI Southern Africa Regional Strategy (2014 – 2018) and continent-wide CAADP M&E, with support from USAID. 

Visit the Regional Dialogue blog for more information. 

March 25, 2015 to March 26, 2015

The 11th CAADP Partnership Platform is going to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 25-27 March, 2015. 

The AU Summit of June 2014 (Malabo Declaration, 2014) gave renewed legitimacy to CAADP as Africa’s policy framework for agriculture growth and transformation for shared prosperity. Malabo Declaration on agriculture and food security provides the African vision and resolve to accelerated agriculture transformation through collective and member states specific actions. Among the key issues unique in the Malabo Declaration are two factors, namely (a) the focus on delivering measureable results and impact around 8 areas of commitment - deepening the earlier CAADP Maputo commitments, and (b) bringing focus for the need for institutional and policy change to create an enabling environment for country and regional efforts to succeed in delivering on the Malabo targets and commitments.

Against this background, the 11th CAADP Partnership Platform - the first CAADP PP after the Malabo Declaration - is designed to help shape how the RESOLVE will be translated into action, results and impact. The PP will help build a shared understanding of country and regional needs and expectations of them for rolling out the Implementation Strategy and Road Map including launching efforts to form technical partnerships to align with and support implementation. CAADP faces new implementation challenges that will require new partnerships, including partnerships to integrate major initiatives and flagship efforts that are now in place making contributions to the areas and targets of the Malabo Declaration. Tapping these efforts will be key to early success in achieving results and impact. The PP will also play a key role in understanding what are the systemic institutional and policy changes that are being targeted to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of development efforts. And, the PP will be an important milestone in helping to shape actions to advance important commitments around cross cutting issues such as gender, inclusiveness, regional trade, entrepreneurship development and youth employment.

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October 8, 2014 to October 10, 2014

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) 2014 Annual Conference is being organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. It will take place at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 8-10 October, 2014.

For more information, please visit the conference website

June 18, 2014 to June 20, 2014

The 17th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis is being jointly organized by the Center for Global Trade Analysis and AGRODEP, facilitated by IFPRI.

The goal of the annual conference is to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on applied general equilibrium methods, data, and application. Related theoretical and applied work is also welcome.

The overall theme of the conference is "New Challenges in Food Policy, Trade and Economic Vulnerability" with sub-themes on:

  • International Trade and Food Security
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Land and Land Markets
  • The Impact of Demographic Transition and Population Aging on the World Economy
  • Trade, Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainable Development
  • The Impact of the Internet and New Technological Innovations on Global Trade
  • The Interaction between Global Trade, Poverty, Income Distribution, Inequality, and Development: The Integration of Africa into the World Trade System
  • The Potential for Africa to "Feed the World"

Abstracts and organized session proposals are currently being accepted on the GTAP website through January 15. A number of scholarships will be available for presenters currently residing in Africa. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on and following the review of their submitted abstract.

Registrations for this event will be accepted from early January through April 30.

For further information or to submit an abstract or session proposal, please visit the conference homepage on the GTAP website.

June 18, 2014 to June 19, 2014
The National School of Development at Peking University and International Food Policy Research Institute are jointly organizing a one-day workshop and one-day field visit on agricultural mechanization in Asia and Africa. Agricultural mechanization has recently become an emerging issue for Africa, while in many Asian countries the mechanization process started much earlier and it has accelerated since the late 1980s. The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate south-south knowledge exchange among national researchers, policymakers and private sector participants for lessons and experiences of mechanization and agricultural transformation in Asian and African countries. A particular focus will be on the role of the private sector in supporting sustainable agricultural mechanization development for countries in which small-scale farmers dominate.
More information from IFPRI website (Chinese)
December 17, 2013 to December 18, 2013

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Southern Africa (ReSAKSS-SA), facilitated by the Southern Africa Office of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI-SA), in collaboration with the Zambia Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Policy and Planning Department (MAL DDP) hosted a one and half day’s workshop in Lusaka, Zambia, on December 17 – 18, 2013. The workshop was aimed at (i) launching the M&E Data collection tool which was developed by ReSAKSS-SA team in consultation with relevant stakeholders in Zambia, (ii) present Capacity Needs Assessment for SAKSS report developed by RuralNet and (iii) present a draft of the Annual Trends and Outlook Report of Ag-sector performance in Zambia from 2000 – 2012, which was presented by Mr Auckland Kuteya of Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute.    

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November 12, 2013 to November 13, 2013

2013 ReSAKSS annual ReSAKSS conference: “Achieving the Maputo Declaration Target and Prioritizing Public Agricultural Expenditures”, in Dakar, Senegal

Press Release: English | French

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Presentation of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) Cooperation Framework  for Senegal & Opening of the 2013 ReSAKSS Annual Conference

  • Presentation of the NAFSN Cooperation Framework for Senegal, Moussa Bakhayoko, Chairman of the NAIP Steering Committee, Prime Minister’s Office
  • Presentation of ReSAKSS, Shenggen Fan (Speech), Director General, International Food Policy Research Institue (IFPRI) -7 mins

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • H.E. John Marshall (Speech), British Ambassador, Representative of the G8 Presidency
  • Boaz Blackie Keizire (Speech), Representative of the African Union Commission (AUC)
  • H.E. Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Francophone Canada
  • H.E.  Aminata Toure, Prime Minister, Republic of Senegal


Introductory Remarks, Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI

Conference Objectives and Expected Outcomes (Presentation), Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa, IFPRI

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Achieving the Maputo Declaration Target and Prioritizing Public Agricultural Expenditures (Presentation), Godfrey Bahiigwa, ReSAKSS Africawide Coordinator, IFPRI

PLENARY SESSION II                                                  


  • Promoting Mutual Accountability through Strengthened Agriculture Joint Sector Reviews (Presentation), Boaz Blackie Keizire, CAADP Technical Advisor, AUC
  • Building Blocks of an Agriculture Joint Sector Review (Presentation), Godfrey Bahiigwa, ReSAKSS Africawide Coordinator, IFPRI

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Establishment of Country Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (SAKSS) to Support CAADP Implementation Processes (Presentation), Godfrey Bahiigwa, ReSAKSS Africawide Coordinator


Public Agriculture Expenditure Reviews (Presentation), Steven Mink, Lead Economist, World Bank

Review of Initiatives to Assemble Data on Agricultural Public Expenditures (Presentation),Tewodaj Mogues, Research Fellow, IFPRI

Agricultural Public Expenditures Analysis in Africa (Presentation), Jean Balié, Senior Economist, Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Investing in Agricultural Research and Development (Presentation), Nienke Beintema, Program Head, Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI), IFPRI





How to Work Together to Advance Country SAKSS, Mutual Accountability, and Agriculture Joint Sector Reviews in West and Central Africa (Presentation)

How to Work Together to Advance Country SAKSS, Mutual Accountability, and Agriculture Joint Sector Reviews in East and Central Africa (Presentation)

How to Work Together to Advance Country SAKSS, Mutual Accountability, and Agriculture Joint Sector Reviews in Southern Africa (Presentation)   

 Presenter: Mbaye Yade, ReSAKSS West Africa Coordinator

Presenter: Joseph Karugia, ReSAKSS East and Central Africa Coordinator

Presenter: Greenwell Matchaya, ReSAKSS Southern Africa Coordinator

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Towards a Coordinated Support Program for Joint Sector Reviews and Public Expenditure Analysis (Presentation), Joseph KarugiaReSAKSS East and Central Africa Coordinator






November 5, 2013

AgriConneXions is a program on "Using ICT to Promote Smallholder Business Credibility through Improved Social Capital and Commercial and Technical Skills of Producer Organizations."

IFPRI is pleased to invite you to participate in a side event on the AgriConnexions project which will take place during the ICT4Ag conference on the afternoon of November 5th from 13.30 onwards in the meeting room at the Kigali Serena Hotel. 

The project intends to explore the use of modern information and communications technologies (ICT) in order to overcome the physical, infrastructural, and institutional obstacles facing SPOs related to geographic dispersion, diseconomies of scale, and weak administrative capacities.

The objective of this event is to share more on the AgriConneXions project, collect feedback, and build partnerships.

The program of the event is attached, we look forward to sharing with you more on the AgriConnexions project, to discuss this project and collect feedback and to build partnerships.

Fore more information, please visit IFPRI website.

September 26, 2013

In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile initiatives to promote agricultural development in Africa. These initiatives attempt to address one of the most pressing development challenges in Africa: increasing farm productivity amidst an expanding population, smaller farm sizes, and increasing levels of soil degradation. In the international development community, there appears to be a consensus that overcoming this challenge is the key to reducing poverty, generating nonfarm employment, and triggering a process of structural transformation. The objective of this IFPRI roundtable event is to bring together exceptional individuals who have been key to the conceptualization and implementation of these initiatives to share their experiences and perspectives.

Two policy and implementation experts will provide their unique perspectives on the role policy reforms and policymakers have to play in transforming African agriculture. The panel includes Dr. Yaya Olaniran, chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and Mr. Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency.

Speakers: Yaya Olaniran, chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) | Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency | Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head 2020 Vision Initiative and Chief of Staff, IFPRI

Location: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, Fourth Floor Conference Facility

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee -, 202-862-8107.

>> Read more information from IFPRI website

April 19, 2010

Johannesburg, South Africa
More information, including presentations, participant list, and background documents available here.

April 6, 2010 to April 7, 2010
March 30, 2010 to March 31, 2010
January 7, 2010

Hosted by the World Bank, Washington, DC.

IFPRI presenters shared and reviewed the methodologies and evidence of the costs and investment options for achieving the CAADP and MDG goals at the country, regional and global levels. The panel discussed analysis results in terms of policy implications and identified priority areas for public investments at the country and regional level.



December 10, 2009 to December 11, 2009
November 23, 2009 to November 24, 2009

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


ReSAKSS held its 1st annual conference on "Agriculture-led Development for Africa: Exploring New Opportunities and Strategic Alternatives to Inform African Agricultural Development, Planning and Policy" at the UNECA Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 23-24, 2009. The International Conference served as a high-level multi-stakeholder platform for discussing opportunities and strategic policy and growth options for agricultural development in Africa, while also reviewing progress towards specific agricultural development goals such as those set by the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG 1).

Download the conference agenda. Pleast visit the conference blog for more information, including presentations and photos. 

November 4, 2009

ReSAKSS-ECA, the East African Business Council (EABC), the East African Community (EAC) and the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA) are jointly organizing a regional workshop to be held on November 4, 2009 in Arusha, Tanzania to disseminate the results of the study on Non Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The objectives of the study were to quantify the cost of various types of NTBs within the EAC and evaluate their welfare impacts. ReSAKSS-ECA conducted the study in collaboration with ASARECA. Within the EAC countries, national researchers from the Kenya Public Policy Research Institute (KIPPRA), the Economic and Policy Research Center (EPRC)-Uganda, and the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)-Tanzania were involved. Participants to the workshop in Arusha will include those from the COMESA, governments and the private sectors in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.

October 27, 2009 to October 28, 2009
October 26, 2009 to October 31, 2009
October 15, 2009 to October 16, 2009
October 12, 2009 to October 13, 2009
October 5, 2009 to October 6, 2009
September 29, 2009 to September 30, 2009
September 27, 2009 to September 28, 2009
September 17, 2009 to September 18, 2009
September 7, 2009 to September 9, 2009

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

- Agenda

Joint Statement of Development Partners on Support for Pre- and Post-CAADP Compact Actions

Guidelines for Donor Support to CAADP Processes at the Country Level

- ReSAKSS presentation, by Babatunde Omilola. "Public Sector Budget Allocation to Agriculture and Effeciency of Resource Use: A Review of Status, Trends and Implications". September 6, 2009.

CAADP: A Model for Development Policy and Partnership Renewal in Africa, prepared by Dr. Ousamne Badiane for the CAADP Donors and Partners Meeting.

The Addis Consensus: A Report on the CAADP Donors and Partners Meeting Held in Addis Ababa, 7-9 September, 2009

August 24, 2009 to August 25, 2009
August 19, 2009

ReSAKSS hosted the discussion group on "Informing African Agricultural Development, Planning and Policy" at the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Conference, in Beijing, China.

The agenda of the discussion group is available here
Download Dr. Omilola's presentation here.

May 12, 2009 to May 15, 2009

Accra, Ghana

The Regional Workshop is organized jointly by ECOWAS and ReSAKSS-West Africa. It aims to present and discuss the findings of national studies undertaken by ReSAKSS-WA to monitor progress in the agricultural sector and living conditions in nine West African countries, including Ghana. The studies consider agricultural expenditures in relation to the Maputo declaration of 10 percent national budget allocation to agriculture and recent achievements and emerging trends in agricultural productivity and growth, poverty reduction and alleviation of hunger and child malnutrition. The studies also took stock of the food price crisis in 2007/08 by documenting the appearance and the evolution of the food crisis, food supply and demand profile of each country and documenting responses by each country.

April 20, 2009 to April 24, 2009

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Babatunde Omilola presentation, "Tracking Public Expenditures in Africa" [download, PDF 1,300 KB]

March 25, 2009 to March 27, 2009

Pretoria, South Africa

January 6, 2009 to January 7, 2009

On January 6 and 7, 2009, NEPAD, IFPRI, AGRA, and the World Bank met in Dakar, Senegal to align efforts on agricultural policy and knowledge systems in support of CAADP.

Download the agenda of the meeting here. (pdf, 400 KB)

December 8, 2008 to December 9, 2008

Gaborone, Botswana

This Southern Africa regional conference was hosted by the SADC FANR directorate. The workshop brought together SADC Member States and national, regional, and international organizations to discuss key results from policy research on current and emerging issues.

Download the conference programme, conference list and conference summary.

September 13, 2008 to September 14, 2008
August 19, 2008 to August 20, 2008
June 16, 2007 to June 17, 2007

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia