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The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is an Africa-wide think tank which provides a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking, underpinned by rigorous research on the different elements of African Heritage in order to shape policy and practice on governance, economic development and the evolution of African institutions. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/connectingminds/support

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Transforming Africa's Agriculture - Oxfam Southern Africa

Agriculture markets are not working for the smallholder farmer, there is need to: • Create a level playing field by supporting equitable participation and benefits by all value chain actors (i.e., marketing of products taken over by middle man). • Generate evidence to advocate for a policy environment conducive for smallholder farmers (e.g. (i) impact of export ban on agricultural commodities by government, (ii) increasing taxes, levies and production costs, and (iii) low inter-regional trade). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/connectingminds/support

12 MINJAN 14
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Transforming Africa's Agriculture - Oxfam Southern Africa

Revamping R&D In Agriculture - Thandi Mgwebi. Deputy Vice-Chancellor TUT

Thandi Mgwebi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & Engagement at the Tshwane University of Technology South Africa, she chats about Revamping agricultural research and development (R&D), there is a need to: • Increase financing of agriculture research and development to support implementation of National Agriculture Investment Plans. • Adopt participatory approaches to agricultural research and development to amplify the voices of smallholder farmers including women and youth • Capacitate women and youth to broaden the base of researchers supporting agriculture --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/connectingminds/support

9 MINJAN 12
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Revamping R&D In Agriculture - Thandi Mgwebi. Deputy Vice-Chancellor TUT

A Review of The African Union Decade of Youth Development - Sithembile Mwa

Agriculture should form the backbone to any solution or strategy to the developmental challenges bedeviling the continent. It will be impossible to effectively advance social and economic transformation that addresses the challenges confronted by women, the youth and children on the continent without collective efforts targeted at transforming agriculture in Africa, in a way that addresses food and nutrition insecurity. The Malabo declaration on accelerated agricultural growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods provides the direction. The 2018 High-level Food and Nutrition Security Policy Dialogue for Africa was a collaborative effort of four organizations - the Food, Agriculture and Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), the Graça Machel Trust (GMT), the Mandela Institute or Development Studies (MINDS), and Center for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) together with local, regional and global partners – ...

12 MINJAN 10
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A Review of The African Union Decade of Youth Development - Sithembile Mwa

Latest Episodes

Transforming Africa's Agriculture - Oxfam Southern Africa

Agriculture markets are not working for the smallholder farmer, there is need to: • Create a level playing field by supporting equitable participation and benefits by all value chain actors (i.e., marketing of products taken over by middle man). • Generate evidence to advocate for a policy environment conducive for smallholder farmers (e.g. (i) impact of export ban on agricultural commodities by government, (ii) increasing taxes, levies and production costs, and (iii) low inter-regional trade). --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/connectingminds/support

12 MINJAN 14
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Transforming Africa's Agriculture - Oxfam Southern Africa

Revamping R&D In Agriculture - Thandi Mgwebi. Deputy Vice-Chancellor TUT

Thandi Mgwebi is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & Engagement at the Tshwane University of Technology South Africa, she chats about Revamping agricultural research and development (R&D), there is a need to: • Increase financing of agriculture research and development to support implementation of National Agriculture Investment Plans. • Adopt participatory approaches to agricultural research and development to amplify the voices of smallholder farmers including women and youth • Capacitate women and youth to broaden the base of researchers supporting agriculture --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/connectingminds/support

9 MINJAN 12
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Revamping R&D In Agriculture - Thandi Mgwebi. Deputy Vice-Chancellor TUT

A Review of The African Union Decade of Youth Development - Sithembile Mwa

Agriculture should form the backbone to any solution or strategy to the developmental challenges bedeviling the continent. It will be impossible to effectively advance social and economic transformation that addresses the challenges confronted by women, the youth and children on the continent without collective efforts targeted at transforming agriculture in Africa, in a way that addresses food and nutrition insecurity. The Malabo declaration on accelerated agricultural growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods provides the direction. The 2018 High-level Food and Nutrition Security Policy Dialogue for Africa was a collaborative effort of four organizations - the Food, Agriculture and Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), the Graça Machel Trust (GMT), the Mandela Institute or Development Studies (MINDS), and Center for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) together with local, regional and global partners – ...

12 MINJAN 10
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A Review of The African Union Decade of Youth Development - Sithembile Mwa

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