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(Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, December 2004) This “think piece” by Richard G. Tarasofsky and Alison L. Hoare of Chatham House/RIIA presents some of the implications for the international architecture of a new UN Environment Organization (UNEO) and evaluates whether such an organization would lead to an improvement in the status quo.
GEF AND SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES
SECRETARY-GENERAL’S ADVANCE, UNEDITED REPORTS AVAILABLE
(UN, December 2004) The advance, unedited reports prepared by the UN Secretary-General on the three thematic clusters to be discussed at the April 2005 session of the Commission on Sustainable Development have been released. The reports identify policy options and possible actions to expedite implementation on water, sanitation and human settlements.
The report on water suggests, inter alia, that: public utilities are in need of support for strengthened governance; tariff reform and better targeted subsidies are key areas for action; and a public consensus could be sought on how best to involve the private sector in water services. The report on sanitation highlights that: providing small-scale service providers easier access to credit and service contracts can contribute towards expanding coverage; the adoption of low-cost technology options allows expanded coverage to broad segments of society; and greater community involvement, particularly of women, in water and sanitation management can promote simple technology design for easy maintenance, facilitate cost recovery, and help ensure equitable access. Finally, the report on human settlements includes suggestions that governments consider acquiring low-cost land on the urban periphery to set aside for future development of housing affordable to low-income households. It also proposes that local authorities give preference to small local businesses in contracting for the provision of basic urban services. The Secretary-General’s Reports on: water, sanitation and human settlements.
HUMANITARIAN EARLY WARNING SERVICE WEBSITE LAUNCHED
A new website providing early warning service to support humanitarian preparedness has been launched. Developed by the World Food Programme, HEWSweb provides the latest forecasts, reports and alerts on drought, floods, tropical storms, locust infestation, El Nino, earthquakes and volcanic activity. A one-stop shop for early warning information, HEWSweb seeks to facilitate access to the latest early warnings by bringing together information from multiple specialized institutions. The resource will also soon provide a platform for sharing information on sociopolitical crises. HEWSweb is a partnership project developed by the Inter Agency Standing Committee, and is supported by a range of partners including the FAO, the World Food Programme, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, OCHA, WHO, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as well as a consortium of international NGOs. The website.
IGES LAUNCHES ENVIROSCOPE
AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY, NUTRITION AND THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
(IFPRI 2004) In this essay from the forthcoming IFPRI Annual Report 2003-2004, authors Joachim von Braun, M. S. Swaminathan and Mark W. Rosegrant outline the linkages between agriculture, food and nutrition security, and each of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They offer suggestions for how these linkages can be reinforced, including through investment in infrastructure such as roads and bridges, to meet the MDG to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty. They also note the need to overcome the obstacle of poor governance, including by “giving voice to poor citizens” and ensuring government accountability. The authors argue that a shift toward decentralization and devolution of decision-making has increased in the rural poor’s participation in decisions on rural development, and believe that “preventing or stopping violent conflict remains a necessary undertaking in many developing countries that hope to stabilize rural areas and improve the lives of their poor citizens.” The essay.
INDICATORS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR TOURISM DESTINATIONS
(World Tourism Organization 2004) This guidebook was produced by the World Tourism Organization to help the managers of tourism companies and resorts/destinations, their partners and other stakeholders to make better decisions regarding tourism. The text’s five sections focus on the use of indicators as a central instrument for improved planning and management through: an introduction to the use of indicators; a description of indicator development procedures; and discussions of sustainability issues and indicators in tourism, applications for various destinations, such as coastal zones and mountain destinations, and applications of indicators in tourism planning and management. More information.
(World Bank September 2004) The World Bank’s Green miniAtlas draws from the Bank’s Little Green Data Book to provide information on numerous environmental topics, such as agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, water and sanitation, and protected areas, offering a quick reference guide for monitoring environmental performance across over 200 countries. The miniAtlas.
WORLD DISASTERS REPORT 2004
(IFRC, 2004) The World Disaster Report, which was launched in mid-November 2004 by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, focuses on community resilience to disasters. The report considers how international aid organizations can help strengthen local resilience to crises ranging from “slow-onset” problems such as drought or HIV/AIDS to sudden “one-off disasters” like earthquakes. It argues that a more development-focused approach is needed that places communities at the heart of defining their needs and identifying appropriate solutions. The report also deals with such specific issues as the impact of heat waves on the developed world, capacity building in rural India, disaster resilience in the Philippines, and key risks in urban slums. More information.
TARGETING OF TRANSFERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: REVIEW OF LESSONS AND EXPERIENCE
(World Bank, 2004) This joint World Bank/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) publication, authored by David Coady, Margaret Grosh and John Hoddinott, seeks to facilitate the efforts of policymakers and programme managers in developing countries, donor agencies and NGOs to effectively design antipoverty interventions that reach the poor. This 82-page text focuses on a quantitative analysis of 122 antipoverty interventions in 47 transition and developing countries to quantify expected outcomes from targeting methods and their determinants. The text includes a qualitative discussion of common targeting methods and how they work, what costs may be incurred from using each method, and what the appropriate circumstances are for implementing antipoverty programmes. The authors also review the costs and benefits of targeting and methods for assessing targeting performance, and offer a taxonomy of targeting methods. More.
SCIENCE AND POVERTY: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
(IFPRI, October 2004) This report discusses the impacts of new agricultural technology on poverty. It was authored by Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Michelle Adato, Lawrence Haddad and Peter Hazell and is based on the results of a six-country, seven-case research project managed by IFPRI. The authors find that “measures of the direct impacts of new technologies on incomes and yields do not tell the whole story. Both economic and non-economic factors (such as sources of vulnerability, gender roles, and the source of the disseminated technology) play an extremely important role in determining whether the poor adopt or benefit from a technology.” The authors recommend that impact assessments should include a mix of disciplines and methods, and those designing new research programmes should understand all the social factors that will affect the adoption and impacts of technologies as well as poor people’s strategies for managing risk and the importance and role of agriculture in their livelihood strategies. The text.
ENVIRONMENT AND SECURITY: TRANSFORMING RISKS INTO COOPERATION – THE CASE OF THE SOUTHERN CAUCASUS
(IISD, 2004) Published by IISD, this report was prepared by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It examines both the negative affect of conflict in the Southern Caucasus region – comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia – as well as the opportunities environmental issues present for cooperation and confidence building. The report uses maps and graphics to present the linkages between environmental stress, potential social tension and areas of particular vulnerability in the Southern Caucasus, as identified by stakeholders from the countries. It suggests addressing these linkages through: vulnerability assessment, early warning and monitoring of “at risk” areas; policy development and implementation; and institutional development, capacity building and advocacy. The report (in English and Russian).
RESEARCH: ICT INNOVATIONS FOR POVERTY REDUCTION
(UNESCO, 2004) This report provides a comparative analysis of nine South Asian projects that aim to combat poverty through information and communication technology. The report.
The latest edition of DESA news (volume 8, number 6, November-December 2004) is available online. This issue contains updates on the general debate of the 59th session of the UN General Assembly on topics such as globalization, MDGs, UN reform, environment, economic and social issues. It also includes updates on deliberations of the Second Committee concerning economic and financial issues, innovative sources of financing for development, review of operational activities, Barbados+10 review among others. The issue.
OECD IN FIGURES - 2004 EDITION
(OECD 2004) This statistical resource contains key data on OECD countries, ranging from economic growth and employment to trade and migration. It also includes comparable tables on science, public finances and the environment, and graphs providing snapshots on issues such as GDP, education spending, health funding, development aid and renewable energy. The resource.
LIVING PLANET REPORT 2004
(WWF, October 2004) This report is the fifth in a series of Living Planet publications, WWF’s periodic update on the state of the world’s ecosystems, which examines human pressures on the earth through two indicators – the Living Planet Index and the Ecological Footprint. The 2004 report underscores how current human consumption of the planet’s natural resources is far exceeding the earth’s regenerative capacities, indicating that we currently consume 20 percent more natural resources than the planet can produce, and highlighting that populations of terrestrial, freshwater and marine species fell by 30 to 50 percent in the last three decades. The report notes that humanity’s ecological footprint has increased 2.5 times since 1961, with our energy footprint increasing by almost 700 percent between 1961 and 2001. The report.
‘WE THE PEOPLES …’ A CALL
TO ACTION FOR THE UN MILLENNIUM DECLARATION
STRIVING FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA
(UNECA, 2004) This report provides a synopsis of the 2005 African Governance Report by the UN Economic Commissions for Africa (ECA), a forthcoming publication that will feature the results of the first major continent-wide study on governance in Africa. Prepared for the 4th African Development Forum held in mid-October in Addis Ababa, the “Striving for good governance in Africa” report presents a snapshot of the public perception of governance in various African countries, highlights capacity deficits, and seeks to foster the sharing of intraregional experience and knowledge concerning the challenges to good governance. Through a survey of 28 countries, the research indicates increasing good governance on the continent. Underscoring a need for the implementation of a “bold and innovative programme” to develop Africa’s governance capacity, the report identifies and outlines 10 priority areas for action toward building capable and accountable States. The report.
GUIDELINES FOR REDUCING FLOOD LOSSES
(UN, 2004) Paul J. Pilon edited this four-chapter inter-agency publication, led by UNDESA, which was launched on World Water Day 2004. The text is the result of three workshops and symposia held in response to the devastation arising from water-related natural disasters, particularly flooding. One objective of these events was to create comprehensive guidelines that could be used by governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and civil society to help avert losses from flooding and epidemics. The resulting guidelines address the needs of decision-makers and describe the range of mitigation options that need to be considered when endeavoring to reduce losses from flooding. The guidelines offer an introduction to the general issue area and various measures to mitigate the impacts associated with floods. The text.
LIMITS TO GROWTH: THE
ONLINE RESOURCE: UN REFORM – UN-CIVIL SOCIETY RELATIONS
(NGLS, October 2004) The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) launched this new section on its website to provide up-to-date information on UN reform, with an emphasis on UN-Civil Society Relations. The section reviews the UN General Assembly debate on the subject, with links to several Member States’ statements, and links to the Cardoso Panel’s report on UN-Civil Society relations, several NGO’s responses to the Cardoso Panel report, and background papers prepared for the Panel. The webpage.
LEARNING IN PARTNERSHIPS: IMPROVING
LEARNING BETWEEN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN NGOS
SIDSnet PACIFIC ONLINE
SIDSnet Pacific is the global network for small island developing States in the Pacific region. This website, which updates and replaces the Pacific WSSD site, provides SIDS-specific information and resources in the lead up to the International Meeting on the 10-year review of the Barbados Programme of Action on the sustainable development of SIDS. The site.
FOOD SUBSIDIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: COSTS, BENEFITS, AND POLICY OPTIONS
(Published for IFPRI by Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988, September 2004) This 24-chapter book, edited by Per Pinstrup-Andersen, considers: food consumption and nutritional effects and macroeconomic and trade implications of consumer-oriented subsidies; the effectiveness of consumer-oriented food subsidies in reaching rationing and income transfer goals; the distribution of costs for explicit vs. implicit subsidies; political calculations for subsidizing food; and income-augmenting interventions and food self-sufficiency for enhancing food consumption among the poor. It presents results for country studies in Egypt, India, the Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Mexico, and Zambia. In his concluding chapter, Pinstrup-Andersen notes that “Based on the evidence presented in this book, it may be concluded that consumer food subsidies, if properly designed and implemented, may be very effective in reducing the insecurity of access to food at the household level by making fixed rations available at predetermined prices.” The design and implementation of the programme will determine whether this is achieved, however, with household targeting, based on incomes of households adjusted for size and composition, and private distribution among the factors credited with leading to more effective programmes. In conclusion, Pinstrup-Andersen notes that “the most important lesson learned from the research and policy experience presented in this book is that consumer food subsidies can be a powerful and cost-effective policy tool to reach certain social, economic, and political goals, or they can be harmful to growth and equity.” The key is how and when they are applied. The book.
THE IMPACT OF AIDS
(DESA, September 2004) Prepared by DESA’s Population Division, this report indicates that the AIDS epidemic will continue to have devastating consequences for decades to come for virtually every sector of society. The report documents the impacts of HIV/AIDS on: population size and growth and national mortality levels; families and households; agricultural sustainability; business; the health sector; education, and economic growth. The report.
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN AFRICA
(UNDESA, May 2004) Stephen Karekezi, Jennifer Wangeci and Ezekiel Manyara of African Energy Policy Research Network authored this paper, which addresses energy consumption at the household level and in the agriculture and transport sectors in Africa. It also examines energy consumption at the subregional levels of North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and in South Africa, highlighting differences in consumption patterns and presenting the case for a differentiated approach to sustainable energy consumption options. The paper concludes with a range of policy options that could assist in the promotion of sustainable energy consumption in Africa and offers a chart that organizes the options according to subregional priorities. Actions that are priorities in all subregions include: efficient energy use at the household level; improved data collection on energy use in the agriculture sector; greater use of other renewable energy resources and technologies (excluding biomass) in the agriculture sector; regulatory measures in the transport sector; and energy efficiency in the transport sector. This paper served as a background paper for the Regional Conference on Sustainable Consumption in Africa held in Morocco in May 2004, co-organized by DESA, UNEP and the Government of Morocco. The paper.
REALITY OF AID 2004 REPORT: FOCUS ON GOVERNANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
(Reality of Aid, April 2004) This NGO report explores the theme of governance and human rights in development cooperation and illustrates how governance conditionality can be used as a tool to “open up markets and impose policies that entrench inequitable distribution of power and resources.” The report begins with a political overview and continues with chapters focusing on aid trends in different regions. It highlights: the risk that aid is being diverted from the overriding necessity of eliminating poverty for the many to the promoting security for the few; the continued domination of global political and economic mechanisms by OECD countries, especially G8 donors and very particularly, the United States; and the interpretation of governance and human rights by OECD donors to mean whatever they want them to mean. This publication was first launched in April 2004 and is now being made available online.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS MILLENNIUM DECLARATION
(UN, September 2004) This 2004 report finds progress in the implementation of the UN Millennium Declaration. Poverty reduction, access to primary education, and hunger are some of the areas that have seen improvements in developing countries around the world, particularly in Asia, northern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and West Asia. However, the least developed countries and countries in sub-Saharan Africa have not fared as well, with few of these countries seeing progress and some experiencing reversals in development trends. According to the report, the Millennium Development Goals, which were derived from the Millennium Declaration in a 2001 Secretary-General report, have transformed the face of global development cooperation and reshaped development strategies. The Secretary-General report. The UN has also produced a 2004 Status on the MDGs chart that illustrates the progress of different regions in reaching the MDGs.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REPORT OF THE PANEL OF EMINENT PERSONS ON UNITED NATIONS–CIVIL SOCIETY RELATIONS
(UN, 2004) This report was prepared in response to the report of the Panel of Eminent Persons on United Nations-Civil Society Relations, which was chaired by the former President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso and referred to as the Cardoso Panel. It “offers comments on some of the Panel’s recommendations from the perspective of the UN Secretariat and, in some cases, includes specific suggestions regarding their implementation, which the General Assembly may wish to take into account.” The report is structured around seven headings: Increasing the participation of NGOs in intergovernmental bodies; Establishing a trust fund to increase the participation of representatives of NGOs from developing countries; Improving accreditation; Improving the UN Secretariat’s dialogue with NGOs; Enhancing country-level engagement with NGOs; Exploring the enlargement of the Partnerships Office; and Managing the change process. In the report, Secretary-General Annan states, among others, that: he will create a single trust fund to provide financial support for travel and accommodation of representatives from accredited NGOs from developing countries to attend intergovernmental meetings; he is requesting DPI to consider how its work with NGOs could be better linked to the priorities of the intergovernmental organs so as to enhance its relevance and impact; and he will establish a trust fund to enhance the capacity of NGOs at the country level and to finance additional capacity in the office of the Resident Coordinator. The unedited, advance version. The report.
TEN DAYS IN JOHANNESBURG – A NEGOTIATION OF HOPE
(UNDP and South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, 2004) Written by Pamela Chasek and Richard Sherman and edited by Chris Spence, this book was compiled as a comprehensive reference guide to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg in 2002. The book documents key events leading up to the Summit, outlines its preparatory process, and analyzes important negotiations, activities and outcomes of the Summit. Each chapter includes a comprehensive account of what took place, including who said what, and when and where they said it. The chapters also include a photo history of what took place, and provide reference sections with sources of publicly available information, including official UN documents, government reports, statements, speeches and press releases, global state of implementation reports, UN agency responses, Major Groups’ papers and academic papers. More information is available at: http://www.struik.co.za/book.book.detail.action?id=1923
NGLS’ MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS INTERNET PORTAL
FIRST8 MDG WEBSITE
Launched in September in the Netherlands, this website provides a visual tour of the Millennium Development Goals. It seeks to raise people’s awareness of their own responsibility and inspire them to take action in the struggle against poverty and the achievements of the MDGs. The first8 website.
ENDING HUNGER IN AFRICA: PROSPECTS FOR THE SMALL FARMER
(IFPRI, 2004) This new issue brief from the International Food Policy Research Institute examines the role of agriculture and smallholder farming in meeting the Millennium Development Goals. This publication looks at recent trends in poverty, malnutrition and growth; outlines challenges to boosting agricultural growth; and presents case studies of agricultural success in a number of Sub-Saharan countries. The issue brief can be accessed at http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/ib/ib16.pdf
AFRICA’S FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY
SITUATION: WHERE ARE WE AND HOW DID WE GET HERE?
ENERGY SUBSIDIES: LESSONS LEARNED IN
ASSESSING THEIR IMPACT AND DESIGNING POLICY REFORMS
SEMINAR REPORT: PREPARATIONS FOR THE 13TH MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
(Norwegian Ministry of the Environment and SIWI, September 2004) This report details the proceedings of a half-day seminar that the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) convened during the August 2004 World Water Week in Stockholm. The seminar focused on “Preparations for the 13th Meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development” and took as its starting point the challenges identified by Ministers at CSD-12 (included in the Chair’s Summary Part II - High-level Segment of CSD-12). The report is divided into five sections: introduction; key issues to be addressed by CSD-13; water resources management, including IWRM; water and sanitation; and human settlements. Participants highlighted the need to bring to the attention of political leaders the importance of access to water and sanitation for domestic and productive use as an engine of growth. Water and sanitation (within human settlements) can contribute to poverty alleviation, improved health, gender equality and livelihoods. Participants felt that the broad participation of all stakeholders contributed to the success of CSD-12 and should continue at CSD-13. The report.
EXPLORING THE LINKS: HUMAN WELL-BEING, POVERTY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
(IISD, 2004) Exploring the Links sets out to: demonstrate how human well-being is dependent upon ecosystems and ecosystem services; identify barriers and drivers that prevent the poor from using these ecosystem services to improve their well-being, in essence perpetuating poverty; and identify policy response options to remove the barriers, re-design or even introduce new intervention strategies to allow the poor to improve their well-being through an ecosystem approach. The publication.
MANUAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: THE EU AND BRITAIN
(Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), August 2004) This Manual provides a comprehensive source of information on European Union environmental policy. It contains, inter alia, an introductory chapter on the making of EU environmental policy, and chapters covering issues such as water, waste, air, climate change, harmful substances, radioactivity, wildlife, impact assessment and planning, financial and economic instruments, and international conventions. Appendices provide a complete list of all legislation contained in the Manual, details of all relevant proposals currently being negotiated in the EU, an insight into what to expect from the Commission in the near future, and a list of web resources. New chapters address topics such as emissions trading, energy taxation, and GM issues, including traceability and labeling, food and feed, and transboundary movements. To view the Manual for free visit: http://www.mep-online.com before 20 October with the username: TEMP and password: ONLINE
(WIT press, 2004) The papers in this book seek to explore issues concerned with achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability of tourism, and are derived from an international conference on this topic. Papers are grouped under the following headings: tourism impact; tourism strategies; sustainable tourism; ecotourism; cultural tourism; coastal issues; tourism and protected areas; tourism, infrastructure, transport and hotels; surveys and analysis; IT in tourism. More information.
NATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT: CHALLENGES, APPROACHES AND INNOVATIONS IN STRATEGIC AND CO-ORDINATED
ACTION BASED ON A 19-COUNTRY ANALYSIS
LIVING WITH RISK: A GLOBAL REVIEW OF DISASTER
POVERTY: WHAT THE POVERTY REDUCTION PAPERS TELL US
THE TROUBLE WITH THE MDGS:
CONFRONTING EXPECTATIONS OF AID AND DEVELOPMENT SUCCESS
REPORT: INDUSTRIALIZATION, ENVIRONMENT AND THE MDGS IN SUB-SAHARAN
ASSESSING REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN AFRICA
CIVIL SOCIETY DATABASE PROVIDES
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND EIA RESOURCES
MILLENNIUM ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT
REPORTS AVAILABLE FOR COMMENTS
MINING AND METALS SECTOR
SUPPLEMENT TO GRI’S SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING GUIDELINES AVAILABLE FOR
AARHUS CLEARINGHOUSE FOR
MOBILITY 2030: MEETING
THE CHALLENGES TO SUSTAINABILITY
PUTTING PARTNERSHIPS TO
WORK: STRATEGIC ALLIANCES FOR DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN GOVERNMENT, THE
PRIVATE SECTOR AND CIVIL SOCIETY
SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY IN POLICY MAKING: FURTHER INVESTIGATION OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S ABUSE OF
WE THE PEOPLES: CIVIL SOCIETY, THE UNITED NATIONS AND GLOBAL
UN Press Briefing by Cardoso
UN Wire story on release of the report, 22 June 2004
UN GLOBAL COMPACT BOOKS (June 2004, Greenleaf Books)
Learning to Talk: Corporate Citizenship and the Development of the UN Global Compact: Edited by Malcolm McIntosh, Sandra Waddock and Georg Kell, with a foreword by Kofi Annan, this book reflects on the Global Compact’s aims and origins, offers some stories of engagement, and discusses how this initiative has become a reference point in the dialogue on global and corporate governance. The authors of the book’s 27 chapters range from academics to industry representatives, all seeking to take stock of some element of the Compact’s first few years. To order Learning to Talk or to view the ‘Foreword’ by Kofi Annan and the ‘Introduction’ by Malcolm McIntosh, Sandra Waddock and Georg Kell, visit: http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/catalogue/lttalk.htm
REALIZING THE PROMISE AND POTENTIAL OF AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND FOOD
SECURITY IN AFRICA