Addressing debates on African agriculture and rural development
IIED, ODI and IDS have published a series of papers addressing agricultural and rural development debates in sub-Saharan Africa. They aim to improve the understanding of agricultural and rural development in Africa in the context of both long-standing and new drivers of change, so as to stimulate debate and research, and contribute to improved policy and food security outcomes. The papers include: 1) Africa’s Evolving Food Systems – Drivers of change and the scope for influencing them; 2) Smallholder agriculture in Africa. An overview and implications for policy; 3) Rural economic diversification in sub-Saharan Africa; 4) Agricultural policy choice: interests, ideas and the scope for reform; 5) Rural futures. How much should markets rule?; 6) The rehabilitation of agricultural subsidies? And 7) Improving policymaking for agricultural and rural development in Africa.