2015 is off to a good start, with many new and exciting developments! First of all, the LSMS team has joined forces with the Computational Tools team to form the new Survey and Methods Unit (DECSM). DECSM leads the World Bank's Research Group in the production,
As the newly appointed Chairman of the FoodAfrica Supervisory Board I had a possibility to visit Kenya in late February to meet with the FoodAfrica team and participate in the board meeting. I was delighted to notice how very committed the Supervisory Board as well as the Work Package members are to the Programme.
As the exciting and challenging global effort on the SDGs gears up, more and better data will be needed to monitor progress, requiring greater investment by countries and development institutions. For our part, the LSMS has teamed up with USAID’s
On 11-13 March 2015 the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAf ) regional office held its regional planning meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting convened ESAf regional office staff and internal and external partners who the office works with. In his opening remarks
One of FoodAfrica’s main partners is the University of Helsinki, celebrating its 375 years of success in education and top research. The university is putting an increasing emphasis on the interaction with society.
In 2014 the FoodAfrica programme will reach its half-way milestone. This means that it is time to start focusing on disseminating the results of the work packages implemented in the Programme countries.
The FoodAfrica Programme is soon approaching its halfway milestone, and registration to our Midterm Seminar in Helsinki in June will be opened next month. We had a very successful annual meeting in Kampala at the end of January.
FoodAfrica has reached its halfway. Since the launch of the programme in spring 2012, research and development activities have been underway and are expected to make important contributions to improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa.
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