Inclusive agriculture-led development
Agriculture is key to achieving economic growth, alleviating poverty, improving food security and a number of other Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) in most poor developing countries. This is particularly true in Africa, where the majority of peoples’ livelihoods are dependent upon that sector. Having been neglected for a long time, the sector is again high on the global development agenda, fostered by the growing appreciation of the sector’s developmental role, concerns over high food prices, along with increased sensitivity to food and nutrition problems, the mounting pressure on natural resources and also new opportunities for economic growth.
Under the theme of “Inclusive agricultural-led development” some of the key topics of African agricultural policies are addressed through empirical research. In addition, the manifold developments in the theme area are followed up and commented upon. We focus on innovative business models between small farmers and large economic actors; the growing interest in food security and its repercussions on local agriculture; the integration of policies for the natural resources land, water and (bio)energy centered around agriculture; and the growing importance of agricultural policy issues in global and regional politics.
- German Contribution to drought resilience in the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions at the Horn of Africa
- Implementing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Incentive structures and policy instruments
- Shaping value chains with a view to development needs
- Socio-economic effects of large-scale biofuel investments in Sub-Saharan Africa
Large scale land acquisitions - challenges, conflicts and partial solutions in an agro-investment lifecycle perspective
Bruentrup, Michael (2014)
in: Ian Christoplos / Adam Pain (eds), New challenges to food security: from climate change to fragile states, Abingdon: Routledge, 85-108
What can be expected from international frameworks to regulate large-scale land and water acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Brüntrup, Michael / Waltina Scheumann / Axel Berger / Lidija Christmann / Clara Brandi (2014)
in: The Law and Development Review 7 (2), 433-471
Large-scale agricultural investments and smallholder welfare: a comparison of wage labor and outgrower channels in Tanzania
Herrmann, Raoul (2017)
in: World Development 90 (February), 294-310