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THE IMPERATIVENESS OF INCLUSIVE AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SECURITY POLICIES

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In the realm of agriculture and food security, inclusivity is not merely a buzzword; it is a fundamental necessity. Inclusive agricultural and food security policies are founded on the principle that every individual has a stake in decisions that affect them. Regardless of people’s status, they should have access to nutritious food and the means to produce it. These policies address the challenges faced by marginalized groups such as smallholder farmers, women, indigenous communities, and rural populations.

RESEARCH AS A CATALYST FOR INFORMED POLICY DECISIONS

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The role of research cannot be overstated as a catalyst for informed policy decisions. Rigorous research serves as the bedrock upon which policies are built, providing the necessary evidence and insights to address complex societal challenges. Policymakers armed with robust data are better equipped to navigate the intricacies of decision-making and develop solutions that stand the test of time.

A Deep Dive into Shocks and Policy Responses

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As Africa continues to navigate the complexities of the modern world, innovative policy responses to various shocks have become essential. From the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to implications of geopolitical events like the Russia-Ukraine war, African nations are at the forefront of crafting adaptive strategies.

Advancing Inclusive Agricultural and Food Security Policy: A Holistic Approach

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Creating an inclusive agricultural and food security policy is very important. A robust and dynamic agricultural policy begins with research. This research serves as the cornerstone, offering an understanding of the current realities, diverse challenges and opportunities, ranging from the needs of communities to market trends and sustainable agricultural practices. Fostering a research-driven approach enables policymakers to make informed decisions that address the unique challenges faced by different regions and demographics. This explains why the Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food Security (PiLAF) has been strengthening capacity in research and data analysis.

THE REVIEW OF OYO STATE AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT FABRICATORS’ WORKSHOP

It was an insightful and educative moment at the last Oyo State Agricultural Equipment Fabricators’ Workshop organized by the Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food Security (PiLAF) and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA, Ibadan. The workshop took place on 17th May, 2022 at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA, Ibadan.