CSIS report launch: A Role for Social Protection Investments to Support Food and Nutrition Security: Lessons from Ghana

Social protection programs are increasingly favored for tackling food security as they often directly target the most vulnerable. In Ghana, investments have been made in the Government of Ghana's Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program to extend the cash transfer to pregnant women, and children under the age of one, as this early stage of >> Read more

World Bank Launches report on the impact of laws and regulations on the Business Environment of Agriculture

The World Bank has launched its report on Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) 2017, which analyses the impact of regulatory environment on agricultural performances and identifies good practices for enabling the business of agriculture. The report provides valuable insights into regulatory frameworks and institutions that can potentially increase access to inputs and markets for higher agricultural productivity and >> Read more

Mothers’ Non-Farm Entrepreneurship and Child Secondary Education in Rural Ghana

A joint discussion paper by researchers from IFPRI and KU Leuven provides an empirical insight into the impact of mothers’ non-farm entrepreneurship on the propensity of child secondary school enrollment; and in so doing contributes to the knowledge gap in the literature on the link between rural NFEs and children’s education in developing countries.   >> Read more

Karl Pauw is the new Program Leader for IFPRI’s Ghana Strategy Support Program

After more than a decade at the helm, Shashi Kolavalli has decided to step down as the Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) leader. Effective immediately, he is being succeeded by Karl Pauw, who joined GSSP in August 2017. Karl previously served as the regional coordinator for the FAO’s Monitoring and Analyzing Food and Agricultural Policies >> Read more

Call for Abstracts: 3rd Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week

The ANH Academy invites the submission of abstracts for the Scientific Conference on research at the nexus of agriculture-food systems and nutrition and health to be held in Accra, Ghana from 25-29 June 2018. Submission of abstracts is open till 11 February 2018. The conference programme will include invited papers for oral presentations as well as poster >> Read more