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African Agriculture and The World Bank : Development or Impoverishment?
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Havnevik, Kjell; Bryceson, Deborah; Birgegård, Lars-Erik; Matondi, Prosper; Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
African smallholder family farming, the backbone of the continental economy throughout the colonial and early post-colonial period, has been destabilized and eroded over the past thirty years. Despite the World Bank’s poverty alleviation concerns, agrarian livelihoods continue to unravel under the impact of economic liberalization and global value chains. Can African smallholders bounce back and compete? The World Development Report 2008 argues they can and must. How realistic is this given the history of World Bank conditionality in Africa? This essay explores the produc...
PREVIEW01.jpg.jpgAgricultural transformation in Ethiopia: state policy and smallholder farming
Book chapter, Created By Nordic Africa Institute; Beyene, Atakilte and Published By London ; Uppsala: Zed Books ; Nordiska Afrikainstutet published in 2018 in English language
Agricultural water institutions in East Africa
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Beyene, Atakilte; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2015
Climate change is causing growing variability and uncertainty in rainfall in Africa. Since the continent's food production systems are dominantly rain-fed, these changes are putting food security at even higher risk. In order to reduce this dependency, institutional reforms in the agricultural water sectors have become a priority in research and policy. In this report, Atakilte Beyene, senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute, together with twelve researchers based in Africa, studies current agricultural water reforms in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and other East ...
Costly not to consider local resistance : Advice on agricultural investments in Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources; Uppsala published in 2013
Failures in considering and properly addressing local resistance have become costly for both the local people and the investors. Land acquisition policies need to be accompanied by mechanisms that address local grievances and conflicts. These aspects are crucial not only to alleviate unjust practices, but also to enhance confidence of investors and performance of the investments.
Ethiopia in the United Nations Security Council 2017-2018
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Beyene, Atakilte; Adetula, Victor and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Uppsala published in 2017
Enforce the ‘African solutions to African problems’ principle in the UN and promote cooperation with the African Union and its regional communities. That is what Ethiopia should work for during its two-year term in the Security Council. To perform on this global stage, the Ethiopian government has to address its domestic democracy and governance issues.
From Aswan to Stiegler’s Gorge : small stories about large dams
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Oestigaard, Terje; Beyene, Atakilte; Ögmundardóttir, Helga; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2019
Dams, irrigation systems and hydropolitics are back on the geopolitical agenda. In recent years, we have seen an accelerating interest in large-scale water infrastructures, such as multipurpose dams and irrigation schemes, in the Nile Region and adjacent catchment areas. Governments in these regions are struggling to increase food security and to provide more energy in the face of industrialisation, climate change and rapid urban growth. The tension between countries over access to water will probably rise, as spells of drought increase in length and intensity. ...
Land consolidation, canals and apps : reshaping agriculture in Ethiopia
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Uppsala published in 2019
Over the last 15 years, Ethiopia has seen remarkable economic growth. The agricultural sector is part of this growth, but its proportional contribution to the overall economy has gone down. There is an urgent need to transform Ethiopian agriculture, not least when it comes to the inefficient land laws that impede young people from investing in farmland. This policy note identifies the structural problems that constrain such a transformation and gives recommendations on how they can be addressed.
Small farms under stress play a huge role for Africa : smallholder agriculture and emerging global challenges
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Agrarian Change, Property and Resources; Uppsala published in 2014
Widespread poverty as well as food and income insecurity plague Africa’s dominant smallholder agriculture. Paradoxically, the very people who mainly depend on agriculture are not able to secure their own food and nutrition needs. Today, three-quarters of Africa’s malnourished children and the majority of people living in absolute poverty are found among the smallholder farmers who are key to the development of the continent.
Water finance innovations in context
Collection (editor); book; text, Created By Beyene, Atakilte; Ngonzo Luwesi, Cush; Nordic Africa Institute and Published By Uppsala published in 2018
CONTENTS: Authors Biographies, 5 -- Preface and Acknowledgements, 11 -- Chapter 1 – Prologue: Why Does Africa Need Innovative Water Financing Mechanisms? Atakilte Beyene and Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, 17 -- Chapter 2: Africa’s Water Sector Development and Financing Outlook Wangai Ndirangu, Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Atakilte Beyene and Mamudu Abunga Akudugu, 42 -- Chapter 3: The Core Business of Integrated Water Management: Achieving Water Governance Performance Joy Apiyo Obando, Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Atakilte Beyene, Raphael Mwamba Tshimanga and Albert Ruhakana, 60 -- Chapter 4: Legal&#...