Promoting Participatory and Evidence-Based Agricultural Policy Process in Africa


The project, in support of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), will be conducting research on African policy processes in close collaboration with local stakeholders and policy makers in Ghana, Uganda and Senegal with a view to increasing political performance that result in more effective and poverty-oriented policies and strategies. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, research results will help identify practical strategies that will help policy-makers and administrative staff at the central and sub-national levels to more effectively exploit existing evidence on policy options available to them in the implementation of their national agricultural strategies. At the methodological level, innovative quantitative and qualitative methods of policy network analysis are applied. Further, the project uses a general political economy equilibrium model that allows simulating how different political and economic conditions influence policy outcomes.


Project Co-ordinator:

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Washington DC, United States

Project Team:

Michael Johnson
IFPRI, Unites States

Ousmane Badiane
IFPRI, Senegal

Sam Benin
IFPRI, United States

Sunday Odjo
IFPRI, Senegal

Christian Henning
University of Kiel, Germany

Eva Krampe
University of Kiel, Germany

Laura Seide
University of Kiel, Germany

Johannes Hedtrich
University of Kiel, Germany

Sascha Stark
University of Kiel, Germany

Regina Birner
University of Hohenheim, Germany

Jonathan Mockshell
University of Hohenheim, Germany

Felix Asante
Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research, Ghana

Cheikh Sadibou
Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, Senegal

Patience Rwamigisa
African Institute for Strategic Resource Services and Development, Uganda

Project Funding:

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Project Duration:



Link zur offiziellen Website: PEBAP

Work Packages

Work package 1:

Policy landscape analyses, stakeholder interaction and data collection

Work package 2:

Theoretical and empirical application of the CGPE approach

Work package 3:

Development of participatory toolkit for policy analysis and action

Work package 4:

Dissemination of knowledge