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Bi Monthly Electronic Bulletin - Issue 2, 2018

IAPRI Meets the New Minister of Agriculture to Present a "White Paper"

It is the tradition of IAPRI that once a new minister if appointed to one of the key ministries dealing with agriculture, the Institute meets the new minister to present and discuss with him or her a "White Paper" of key issues pertinent to agricultural development. In simple terms, a White Paper is an in-depth report on a specific topic that presents a problem and provides a solution from a subject matter specialist. For IAPRI, the White Paper are factual exposes of key issues, options available and ... read more.

Presentation of the Zero Hunger Strategic Review Preliminary Findings to the Office of the Vice President on Thursday 12th April 2018

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in 2012. The Zero Hunger vision reflects five elements from within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which taken together, can end hunger, eliminate all forms of malnutrition, and build inclusive and sustainable food systems in Africa. The Strategic Review seeks to establish a baseline that links appropriate national priorities enshrined in the... read more.

IAPRI Management, Staff and Guarantors Honoured at the 2017 Annual General Meeting

IAPRI held its 5th Annual General Meeting on 11th May 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lusaka. Speaking during his welcoming remarks, the Board Chairman Dr Mick Mwala commended the institution for continuing to set the bar high and contributing to the creation and enhancement of sound policies in the sector. The Chairman also revealed that the year 2017 was the first under the new... read more.

IAPRI Participates in the Multi-Stakeholder Food and Nutrition Summit

IAPRI was one of the key stakeholders that collaborated with the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) to hold a national stakeholder Food and Nutrition Summit to stimulate political will and existing commitments into actions for accelerated improved. The Summit which was held under the theme "Investing in Food and Nutrition for Accelerated National Development - Walk the Talk" provided a forum for .... read more.

IAPRI Successfully Hosts the Youth and Agriculture Symposium

Zambia, like most of the developing world, has a big and growing youth population is called the "youth bulge" in development circles. The youth bulge presents opportunities and challenges for developing economies. The bulge is good for growing the economy because the youth are critical component of the working age. The challenge that the bulge poses is that most of these youths are... read more.

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Bi Monthly Electronic Bulletin - Issue 1, 2018

Sub-Regional Workshop on Monitoring Food Security - Great Success

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Statistics Division in Rome in partnership with the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) in Zambia held a Sub-Regional Workshop on Monitoring Food Security in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for... read more.

Review of 2017 and Forecast for 2018

IAPRI has declared 2018 as “The Year of Impact”. With this declaration, the Institute took time to reflect on some of the key issues that transpired in the agricultural sector in 2017, and provided its expectations for agricultural reforms on the same issues in 2018 as follows:... read more.

IAPRI takes part in Developing the Zero Hunger Strategy for Zambia

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in 2012. The Zero Hunger vision reflects five elements from within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which taken together, can end hunger, eliminate all forms of malnutrition, and build inclusive... read more.

IAPRI's Farm Block Study used by Government to Revise Implementation on Farm Blocks

In October 2017, IAPRI published a working paper entitled “Are Farm Blocks a Viable Development Model for Smallholder Farming in Zambia?” The paper has attracted a number of stakeholders among them the Ministry of Development.... read more.

Should Zambia Panic Over the 2017/2018 Dry Spell?

Farming can be a very frustrating enterprise at times. Take the dry spell experienced in January 2018 in most of the southern parts of the country, as an example. Farmers have to look on helplessly as their livestock and crops wither away under the scotching sun during what is supposed to... read more.

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October 2017 Bulletin

Informal Trade in the Cotton Sector and its Impacts on the Economic, Social and Environmental Performance in Zambia and Zimbabwe 

IAPRI in collaboration with the Cotton Board of Zambia held a Cotton sector Policy Engagement validation workshop to share study findings on “Informal trade in the cotton sector and its impacts on the economic, social and environmental performance in Zambia and Zimbabwe”. The study was...  read more.

IAPRI's 2018 Agriculture Sector Budget Analysis

Following the announcement of the ZMW 71.1 Billion National Budget by the Minister of Finance Honourable Felix Mutati on 29th September 2017, IAPRI held its Annual Budget Breakfast Analysis Meeting on 10th October, 2017. IAPRI presented an in-depth analysis of the agriculture sector budget allocation and its implications on poverty reduction and increased... read more.

Agriculture Budget Allocations Comparison Between the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, and Ministry of Agriculture

Agrinatura, a group of European universities and research organisations, in collaboration with the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute held a stakeholder validation workshop on the 2nd August 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the... read more.

IAPRI Strategic Alliances

In its continued effort to build and strengthen its strategic alliances, IAPRI participated and moderated two key agriculture industry events during the month of October.... read more.

Electronic Vourcher Implementation and Job Creation

New research from IAPRI demonstrates that the e-voucher will create around 3,000 new agro-dealer jobs – and many more in related sectors. This much needed job creation underlines the already strong case for the e-voucher and demonstrates the need for the Government to ensure... read more.

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August 2017 Bulletin

IAPRI Releases Article on FRA Market Aligned Prices 

The Food Reserve Agency [FRA] announced a price of ZMW 60 per bag, which was closer to what the market conditions where dictating for maize in the 2017 marketing season. The price was met with mixed reactions from...  read more.

IAPRI exhibits at the 90th Agriculture and Commercial Show

The provision of evidence-based policy solutions through high quality research and outreach services for the transformation of Zambia's agricultural sector to achieve sustainable broad-based pro-poor growth is the... read more.

IAPRI and Agrinarura host the Egg Value Chain Meeting

Agrinatura, a group of European universities and research organisations, in collaboration with the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute held a stakeholder validation workshop on the 2nd August 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the... read more.

IAPRI Invited to the VUNA / ZCGA Stakeholders Workshop

The Institute was recently invited to the VUNA / ZCGA [Zambia Cotton Growers Association]APRI has continued to expand its reach for its products and this year the Institute participated in the 53rd Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) held on 28th June to 4th July 2017 in Ndola, Copperbelt Province, whose theme was "Industrialisation... read more.

IAPRI attends COMESA organized Biotechnology Sensitization Workshop

Despite the wide adoption of biotechnology around the world the technology remains at very low use in Africa. In part the technology has not yet been fully accepted in many parts of Africa. Building understanding and consensus on the... read more.

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July 2017 Bulletin

IAPRI gets invite to the First ever Luapula Expo 

The Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute [IAPRI] was invited to exhibit at the first ever Luapula Expo and Investments Conference under the theme "Linking Investors to Luapula Province to...  read more.

The Agriculture Institute of Zambia Launched

Over the years, the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute and other institutions working in the agriculture sector have been working on the creation of an agriculture institute to regulate the activities of professionals in... read more.

IAPRI holds SOPAG

The Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute in collaboration with FoodTrade held a Soya Policy Action Group (SOPAG) validation workshop on 17th July 2017 at the Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka to discuss preliminary... read more.

IAPRI gets to the Zambia International Trade Fair

IAPRI has continued to expand its reach for its products and this year the Institute participated in the 53rd Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) held on 28th June to 4th July 2017 in Ndola, Copperbelt Province, whose theme was "Industrialisation... read more.

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May 2017 Bulletin

IAPRI holds its 5th Annual General Meeting and unveils the 2017 Theme 

IAPRI successfully held its 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 12th May 2017...  read more.

E-Voucher Performance and Recommendations for National Wide Roll Out

The traditional Farmer Input Support Programme [FISP] is beset by... read more.

Fall Armyworm Outbreak in Zambia: Responses, Impact on Maize Production and Food Security

In November and early December 2016, Zambia experienced an... read more.

Achieving More with Less: Reform and Scaling Down Of FRA & FISP And Boosting Social Protection

Zambia continues to suffer from a regime of ineffectual subsidies and insufficient... read more.

IAPRI exhibits at the Agritech Expo

IAPRI was among the agriculture stakeholders that exhibited at the Agritech... read more.

IAPRI holds and facilitates Technical Writing Workshops

Technical writing is necessary to effectively translate and communicate... read more.

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2017 Monthly Bulletins

January 2017 Monthly Bulletin; Volume 2: Issue 1.

IAPRI makes yet another mentorship stride

In addition to executing its mandate of agricultural policy research and outreach, IAPRI implemented a six month internship program. The aim of the program is to contribute to...read more!

What really is the value of non-timber forest products in Zambia?

Forests and woodlands benefit the economy directly and indirectly. Despite this the sector’s...read more!

Our 2017 Thematic Areas

Working towards a Zambia free of hunger, malnutrition and poverty...read more!

“Integrate gender and nutrition into agricultural extension”

IAPRI’s Executive Director Mr. Chance Kabaghe has said that it is important to integrate gender and nutrition into agricultural extension services...read more!

DID YOU KNOW?

Firewood and charcoal are harvested by over 93% of the rural agricultural households in Zambia...read more!

Quarterly Bulletins

Issue 1. Volume 1. October - December 2015

Issue 2. Volume 1. January - March 2016

Issue 3. Volume 1. April - June 2016

Issue 4. Volume 1. July - September 2016