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25th November 2016

AfDB Approves $10M Equity Investment In TIDE Africa Fund

African development Bank (AfDB) approved a $10 million equity funding to boost Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-driven production and growth in six sub-Saharan Africa countries. The Technology and Innovation in Developing Economies (TIDE) Fund 1 […]
29th September 2016

Securing land tenure and easing access to land

This chapter first reviews the state of land tenure and administration in Africa and identifies nine (9) factors that could explain the problems faced by Africa’s land sector. These factors include: only a small proportion […]
29th September 2016

Agricultural mechanization and agricultural transformation in Africa

The paper discusses the current state of agricultural mechanization in Africa and its potential contribution to agricultural and broader economic transformation. It reviews the factors likely to influence farmer demand for mechanization in Africa and […]
29th September 2016

Irrigation for agricultural transformation

This paper discusses irrigation as a major contributor to the transformation of African agriculture in order to address the challenges of ending hunger, reducing poverty and vulnerability, improving livelihood and resilience to extreme events and […]
29th September 2016

Transforming African Agriculture by Promoting Improved Technology and Management Practices

The purpose of this study is to design the strategy to transform agriculture in SSA by means of generation and diffusion of modern agricultural technology. Following new statistical evidence and a critical review of the […]
29th September 2016

Index insurance for agricultural transformation in Africa

The paper discusses the renewed focus in using index insurance to manage risks in agricultural production in order to promote technical transformation of agriculture. It then demonstrates that unlike conventional agricultural insurance, which indemnifies policyholders […]
29th September 2016

Integrated rural development in Africa: Back to the future?

This paper reviews the general approach followed by governments and donors to support African agriculture and rural development over the last several decades. It focuses in particular on evaluating the integrated rural development (IRD) approach […]
26th September 2016

Metro TV’s Paul Adom-Otchere visits ACET

The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) has started discussions with Metro TV’s Paul Adom-Otchere on broadcasting economic transformation themes to television audiences in Ghana. In a meeting at ACET’s offices last week, the ACET […]
2nd September 2016

ACET calls for local content and value addition compliance in Ghana’s minerals sector

Ghana stands to benefit from local procurement and value addition in the minerals sector if mining companies procure more mining materials and services locally and add value to minerals for local and international consumption. To […]