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JUST RELEASED — Malabo Montpellier Panel Youth in Agrifood Systems Report
The 13th Malabo Montpellier Panel report – YOUTH AHEAD: Policy Innovations to Create Opportunities for Young People in Africa’s Agrifood Systems – reviews the challenges limiting young people’s engagement in agrifood systems and demonstrates opportunities to empower Africa’s youth in agrifood systems. The report summarizes key findings from case studies conducted in four systematically selected countries: Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, focusing on these countries’ policy innovations and programmatic interventions to target youth in transforming their food systems.
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13th Malabo Montpellier Forum
The 13th meeting of the Malabo Montpellier Forum, taking place on February 14, 2024 in Uganda (and online), will unveil the Panel's forthcoming report titled "YOUTH AHEAD: Policy Innovations to Create Opportunities for Young People in Africa's Agrifood Systems". The forum will focus on successful approaches, specifically institutional and policy innovations, along with programmatic interventions, that African countries have implemented to empower Africa's youth in the transformation of agrifood systems.
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African Youth in Agrifood Systems Survey
Calling all African youth aged 15-35! The Malabo Montpellier Panel is conducting an online survey to provide a platform to capture African youth’s voices, aspirations, and demands within the context of agrifood systems transformation. We appreciate your opinions on what can be done to attract more youth to take on employment or entrepreneurship in the sector. The survey outcomes will be incorporated into the publication of its next Malabo Montpellier Panel report in February 2024 and the associated Malabo Montpellier Forum.
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Remembering Dr. Djimé Adoum
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of our dear friend, Member of AKADEMIYA2063's Board of Trustees, Dr. Djimé Adoum, on December 15, 2023. Djimé was a founding member of AKADEMIYA2063's Board of Trustees, where he served since 2020, leveraging his expertise in sectoral strategies, design, programming, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. Djimé's life, contributions, and passions will forever remain engraved in our memories as we mourn the loss of a strategic thinker dedicated to agricultural advances for the greater good. Rest in peace, Djimé.
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COP28 SIDE EVENT: Leveraging Investments & Financing Mechanisms for National Food Systems & Climate Coordinated Plans
Join us on December 10 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM GST in Dubai or via live stream for a COP28 side event highlighting the need for investments in African countries to adapt to climate change and build resilient food systems. Co-organized by AUDA-NEPAD, ECDPM, and AKADEMIYA2063, the event aims to foster a high-level multi-stakeholder dialogue and produce actionable recommendations for strengthening African countries' readiness to mobilize climate finance and improving collaboration between public and private actors.
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JUST RELEASED – The 2023 Annual Trends & Outlook Report (ATOR)
AKADEMIYA2063 launched the 2023 ATOR during the just-ended ReSAKSS Annual Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda and online from November 27-29. Themed “African Food Systems Transformation and the Post-Malabo Agenda,” this 15th edition of the ATOR analyzes opportunities for transforming Africa’s food systems across various themes, including climate adaptation, gender, health, nutrition, food safety, science and technology, data needs, and more, with forward-looking recommendations to inform the post-Malabo agenda. The ATOR is the official M&E report for CAADP implementation.
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DERPIn Research Symposium – November 30
AKADEMIYA2063 will host a Research Symposium in partnership with the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO) in Kigali, Rwanda and online, to present the main activities completed during the DERPIn project’s first year and share key findings and lessons. DERPIn partners will present data analysis carried out to date, platforms and tools for decision-making, progress in implementing DERPIn activities in project countries, and identify areas for further research and activities.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 103
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #103 provides forecasts for Maize productions in Uganda.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 102
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #102 provides forecasts for Maize productions in South Sudan.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 101
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #101 provides forecasts for Maize productions in Ghana.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 100
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #100 provides forecasts for Maize productions in Gabon.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 99
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #99 provides forecasts for Maize productions in Congo.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 98
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #98 provides forecasts for Cassava productions in Togo.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 97
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #97 provides forecasts for Cassava productions in Nigeria.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 96
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #96 provides forecasts for Cassava productions in Benin.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 95
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #95 provides forecasts for Beans productions in Uganda.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 94
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #94 provides forecasts for Beans productions in Rwanda.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 93
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #93 provides forecasts for Beans productions in Burundi.
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Gebisa Ejeta awarded National Medal of Science by President Joe Biden
Congratulations to Malabo Montpellier Panel Member, Gebisa Ejeta, for receiving the National Medal of Science, the highest state honor attainable by scientists in the United States. A Distinguished Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics and International Agriculture, and Executive Director of the Center for Global Food Security at Purdue University, Gebisa Ejeta, was one of nine leading US scientists awarded at the White House by President Biden on October 24.
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AAgWa Crop Production Forecast Brief – No. 92
The Africa Agriculture Watch (AAgWa) Production Forecasts by AKADEMIYA2063 aim to provide more accurate & timely statistics about harvest & yield levels for 9 key crops across nearly 50 African countries. AKADEMIYA2063’s Africa Crop Production (AfCP) model is an AI-based forecasting model applied to remotely sensed geo-biophysical data to produce estimates of expected crop yields & harvests at the beginning of every growing season. Brief #92 provides forecasts for Millet production in Eritrea.
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AKADEMIYA2063 Knowledge Products

AKADEMIYA2063 is an Africa-based non-profit research organization with headquarters in Kigali, Rwanda and a regional office in Dakar, Senegal. Its mission is to provide data, policy analysis, and capacity-strengthening support to enable African countries to achieve the African Union’s Agenda 2063 goals of inclusive and sustainable development and economic prosperity. AKADEMIYA2063 conducts strategic analysis to address emerging and time-sensitive topics and to fill knowledge gaps on priority issues faced by Africa. Our research findings, AKADEMIYA2063 Knowledge Products, are published in flagship reports and other research publications to support evidence-based decision-making toward accelerating Africa’s broader development goals.

AKADEMIYA2063 ON THE UKRAINE CRISIS

Exposure and Vulnerability to Global Fertilizer Trade and Market...

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Nigeria is a major fertilizer producer in Africa. However, it still relies on the global market to meet its...
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Global Wheat Trade and Market Disruptions: Income and Food Security Effects for Nigeria

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The Russia-Ukraine conflict has introduced severe disruptions into international grain trade as the two ...
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Exposure of African Economies to Global Commodity Trade and ...

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The economic impacts of the global market disruptions brought on by the Russia-Ukraine...
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Wheat Production Outlook in Morocco amid the Ukraine Crisis

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Global grain supply chains have been disrupted by the Russia-Ukraine war, raising the threat of food insecurity ...
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AKADEMIYA2063's RESOURCES ON COVID-19

Mapping community vulnerability to identify potential major hot spots

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The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives across the globe in just a few months. And yet, there are no...

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Tracking food staples price changes and their impact on food and nutrition security

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The pandemic is likely to be more disruptive to local food markets and thus have more serious effects on the...

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Food production systems disruption and effects on communities and the national economy

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From effects on access to seeds and fertilizers, limited movement of goods, declining demand, to labor...

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Global trade disruption and the effects on economic growth and livelihoods

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The pandemic has not left a single region of the world untouched. Its disruptive effects have equally reached...

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Mission and Vision

AKADEMIYA2063’s overall mission is to create, across Africa and led from Rwanda, state-of-the art technical capacities to support the efforts by the Member States of the African Union to achieve the key goals of the agenda 2063 of transforming national economies to boost growth and prosperity.

Our History

AKADEMIYA2063 was established to continue and expand the portfolio of policy research and capacity-strengthening support for the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which was initiated and previously incubated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). This portfolio has included three main programs: the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS), the African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium, and the Malabo Montpellier Panel (MaMo Panel).