New report on sustainable and inclusive agricultural transformation

 The promise of sustainable and inclusive agricultural transformation is presented in a new publication New Pathways Out of Poverty in Africa produced by CAFOD and Christian Aid.

Agricultural transformation has become a development priority for African governments and the international development community. In this report, CAFOD and Christian Aid show why agricultural transformation is fundamental to a permanent end to hunger and poverty in Africa but highlight the risk that these strategies can increase inequality and further degrade the environment. Four priority areas for future dialogue and action on agricultural transformation in Africa are set out including: promoting integrated livestock and crop farming through agroecology;  provision of social grants, subsidies and extension services; improvements in basic service provision; and laws that secure tenure rights for small-scale producers.