Institutions and policies

Institutions are the systems of rule in which policies are made and innovations generated. Effective institutions are needed to improve agricultural productivity and profitability, reduce poverty, hunger and malnutrition. A conducive policy and regulatory environment is essential for farmers, processors and traders to adopt the technical and institutional innovations that will foster the transformation from a food-supplying to an interrelated system where food and non-food biomass is suitably produced, processed and traded.

This thematic area features contributions related to

  • analysis of current policies and institutions that influence the food and non-food biomass sector in Africa
  • assessment of enabling environment for farmers and other stakeholders to adopt innovations that enhance transformation from a food-supplying to a biomass-supplying sector
  • assessment of institutional arrangements and knowledge for the sustainable development of the emerging bioeconomies in Africa

Theme coordinator: Nana Afranaa Kwapong

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