Lebo Mofolo

Jr. Programme Associate Policy Briefings

Mofolo, Relebohile (Lebo) is Junior Programme Associate, Policy Development Briefings at CTA

Lebo Mofolo

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Transforming Africa’s economic development requires a shift away from its characteristic dependence on commodities and limited domestic production. Broader participation in economic growth is needed to stem rural flight and promote inclusive job creation among youth and women. Agriculture is a proven platform for economic transformation and can be achieved in African countries through policies addressing bottlenecks and constraints to the expansion of agriculture in the economy.

Publications

  1. Sustainable agriculture: where are we on SDGs implementation?

    In September 2015 Heads of State and Government agreed to set the world on a path towards sustainable development through the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 54th Brussels Briefing on “Sustainable agriculture: where are we on SDGs implementation?”

  2. The next generation of farmers: successes and new opportunities

    The global population is on track to surpass 9 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion by the end of the century. The world’s 500 million smallholder farms produce around 80% of our food and it is they who will have to carry the burden of increasing food production by over 70%. The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 53rd Brussels Briefing on The next generation of farmers: successes and opportunities.

  3. Food safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa

    Food safety is linked, directly or indirectly, to the achievement of many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially those pertaining to ending hunger and poverty, and promoting good health and well-being. Food and nutritional security is realised only when essential elements of a healthy diet are safe to eat. The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 52nd Brussels Briefing on Food safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa.

  4. Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries

    It is important to establish that there is no universal definition of “fragility”, and periodic advances in the understanding of fragility have led to changes in the way that this issue is addressed by the international community. The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 51st Brussels Development Briefing on the topic of Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries.

  5. Growing food in the cities: Successes and new opportunities

    Towns and cities in the world’s developing countries are growing on an unprecedented scale. In 1960, the global urban population was 34% of the total; by 2014 54% of the total and growing. By 2050, the proportion living in urban areas is expected to reach 66% (UNDESA). Sub-Saharan Africa’s annual urban growth rate is 3.6%, almost double the world average. The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 50th Brussels Development Briefing on Growing food in the cities: Successes and new opportunities.

  6. Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa

    Globalization and urbanisation have transformed economies and social systems in countries around the world in the past decades. The information in this document was compiled as background reading material for the 48th Brussels Development Briefing on Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa co-organised by CTA, BMZ/GIZ, ACP Secretariat, European Commission (DG DEVCO) and Concord.

events

  1. Dec 6

    Brussels Briefing 55: "The opportunities of blockchain for agriculture"

    The Brussels Briefing 55, on "The opportunities of blockchain for agriculture", will discuss and provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges in adopting the blockchain technology in agriculture and the agrifood industry and some of the best practices and successful applications of the blockchain technology of interest to ACP countries. CTA organis…
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    Conference
  2. Dec 6

    Brussels Briefing 51: "Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries"

    The Brussels Briefing 51 discusses successes in the agricultural sector in some fragile countries which highlight entrepreneurship initiatives in the ground which support the various value chain actors, rural communities, young and women entrepreneurs.  While many challenges exist, the Briefing will demonstrate that new opportunities can also be leveraged and resilience shown.

    Type:
    Briefing

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