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Africa faces a myriad of hurdles on its way to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda. Climate change, population growth, youth bulge, widespread unemployment, extreme poverty and hunger are some of the challenges that the continent is grappling with. Africa’s…
Africa’s climate is changing. Across the continent rainfall patterns are set to alter. In many areas droughts will become morefrequent, more intense, and last longer. In others,new patterns of rainfall will cause flooding and soil erosion. Climate change is emerging as one of the major…
Sustainable food: a recipe for food security and environmental protection? The world is facing food security and nutrition challenges on an unprecedented scale. One in eight of the world’s population is undernourished, yet paradoxically, an even higher number are classified as overweight. Recent food price…
Two hundred years into the fossil fuel era, C02 emissions have created a greenhouse effect that is responsible for global warmingand is leading to a climate crisis. An all too likely increase in temperatures of 3 to 5 degrees Celcius will result in the melting…
The soil environment is likely the most complex biological community. Soil organisms are extremely diverse and contribute to a wide range of ecosystemservices that are essential to the sustainable function of natural and managed ecosystems. The soil organism community canhave direct and indirect impacts on…
The concept of resilience is gaining traction in the development field. As a framework, resilience presents a systems-oriented way of coping with shocks, which disproportionately affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. While resilience has been used effectively within ecology, psychology, and engineering, and…
As the official monitoring and evaluation (M&E) report of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), the Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) assesses trends and progress on 30 CAADP core indicators as well as the implementation agenda itself. And starting in 2011, the ATOR…
Africa has experienced continuous agricultural growth during the last few years. However, much of the growth has emanated from area expansion rather than increases in land productivity. In most countries, future sustainable agricultural growth will require a greater emphasis on productivity growth, as suitable area…

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About the Conference

The 2014 Africa Progress Panel report presents the two faces of Africa: robust economic growth and continuing poverty. But the report suggests Africa could change this duality by asking: how can resources make a positive impact on development? 

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