Sam Jones presents on agriculture sector data at IFPRI-CEPPAG Workshop

On 20 April, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Research Centre for Agricultural Food Policy and Programs (CEPPAG) of the University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) organized a workshop to discuss the challenges facing the agriculture sector's timely monitoring of crop productions, to identify opportunities to share existing statistical data, and to assess potential approaches, methods, and tools to ensure informed decision- and policymaking.

Sam Jones, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow and Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme (IGM) Resident Advisor based at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) of Mozambique, was invited to give a presentation at the event. In his intervention, Sam Jones presented some preliminary insights from the work done under the IGM workstream on Agriculture and climate change and shared recent experiences from a Joint SDG Fund -funded project focusing on crowdsourcing of timely food price data from hard-to-reach locations in Mozambique.

The workshop took place at VIP Grand Hotel, in Maputo, Mozambique, where it gathered a wide audience consisting of stakeholders from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADER), the Institute of Agricultural Research of Mozambique (IIAM), University of Twente, IFPRI, CEPPAG, and representatives of civil society organizations.