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  • More action needed to move away from market-distorting farm support, says OECD
    Government support for agriculture in OECD countries remained on a downward trend in 2013, yet much of this support is still in a form that distorts markets, according to the OECD’s latest agricultural policy monitoring report.

  • OECD and FAO see lower farm prices; livestock and biofuels outpacing crop production
    The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.

  • The Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture
    The Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture is a flexible tool which helps governments evaluate their investment policies in the ten areas essential to creating an attractive environment for investors and in enhancing the development benefits of agricultural investment.

  • Rain doesn’t follow the plow: climate change, agriculture and water
    In many areas today, there is no such thing as a “natural” landscape. Thousands of years of farming have selected and encouraged some species, marginalised or eliminated others. The land itself has been altered by ploughing, enclosure, herding and other human interventions. We may feel that we have tamed Nature. Reports like this new one from the OECD remind us of our ignorance and warn us about our arrogance.

  • OECD Secretary-General hails new WTO agreement: a victory for multilateralism
    Mr Gurría said the trade facilitation agreement at the core of the new package would cut red tape and speed border crossings worldwide, offering an important boost to world trade and the global economy. "As OECD work has highlighted, the benefits of lowering costs for traders are significant, and are particularly welcome today, given the slow growth seen in so many countries," Mr Gurría said.


 

Funding Higher Education in Eastern and Southern Africa
Modalities, Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects
A Policy Research Forum

25 - 26 June, 2014
Soramaba Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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OSSREA’s Reponses to Africa’s Challenges of Change
Conference Held 9th–10 December, 2013

Proceedings of the OSSREA 11th Conference, 9th-10th December 2013 Desalegn Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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A Conference on
Achieving inclusive development in Africa
Policies, processes and political settlements
A policy research seminar

UN-ECA 13-14 May 2014
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Expert meeting on implementing research and innovation policy at policy and institutional levels in Africa
19-20 September 2013
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Call for Papers

The Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE)
Africa Small Research Grant Competition
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Global Journal of Educational Research (GJER)
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Call for Abstracts
2012/2013 Africa-wide Women in Science Competition
‘Feeding 1 billion in Africa in a Changing World’
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Fellowships/Scholarships

Scholarship for Africa
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MA Programme
International Institute of Social Studies
of Erasmus University Rotterdam
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