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Commentary: Africans unite to step up actions against climate risk

By Dr. Sifiso Ntombela1, sifiso@namc.co.za Context Between the 18 and 22 March 2019, actors from the public, private and civil society gathered in Accra, a city characterized by tropical savanna climate, to take stock of actions implemented by African states in fulfilling their respective Paris Agreement commitments. Thanks to the sponsorship from FANRPAN2, I was […]

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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH IN SOUTH AFRICA’S PUBLIC SECTOR: THE ROLE OF THE NAMC

This commentary argues that, unlike in most successful countries elsewhere both in the developed and developing world, public agricultural economics research capacity in post-apartheid South Africa is not optimally organized – and therefore not properly geared – to enable relevant and good quality economic research output.  Instead one finds scattered islands of capacity within government […]

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