The Future Agricultures Consortium is a multidisciplinary and independent learning alliance of academic researchers and practitioners involved in African agriculture. It aims to encourage dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy makers and opinion formers in Africa on the role of agriculture in broad based growth. Collectively it offers a responsive mode of working, in order to engage with policy debates and issues as they arise.
In 2016 it launched a new research programme, Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA), which aims to produce new information and insights into different pathways to agricultural commercialisation in Africa.
The programme will assess their impacts and outcomes on rural poverty, empowerment of women and girls and food and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa.