In his presentation to the 4th Brussels Development Briefing, Mark Rosegrant from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) explored how far climate change policies of adaptation and mitigation can foster development. He supported an optimistic view that, under certain preconditions, climate change strategies can finance pro-poor investment. The current climate injustice is terrifying: although … Continue reading Adaptation and pro-poor mitigation policies?
In this week's second Brussels Briefing on ‘Advancing African agriculture', IFPRI's John Okidi offered a critical analysis of the EC communication on Advancing African Agriculture. While recognising that the initiative goes in the right direction, by financing agricultural development policy, capacity building, and research, he asked whether there really is an army of farmers ready … Continue reading More bottom up approach needed