International Studies & Programs



thought_piece_thumb.pngRethinking African Partnerships for Global Solutions

This is the first in a series of publications that will be put out by the Alliance for African Partnership on various aspects of partnerships in the African context. This edited volume and inaugural AAP publication was the product of numerous discussions in 2016 and 2017 with colleagues in African universities, research institutes, governments, private sector organizations and civil society, as well as with strategic development partners and MSU's Africanist faculty. It is a joint effort between MSU and African contributors and examines the history and trends of partnership as well as aspects of partnership that align with the AAP's three pillars: Building Bridges, Transforming Institutions, and Transforming Lives.

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jayne_farm_journal.jpgEnhancing United States Efforts to Develop Sustainable Agri-Food Systems in Africa

T.S. Jayne, Chance Kabaghe, and Isaac Minde

In this policy brief, AAP colleagues lay out a new approach for development assistance in Africa—one that shifts the role of international partner organizations. Instead of providing the technologies, services and answers themselves, partners should help African organizations to do so. The authors emphasize the need to strengthen land grant-type public institutions in Africa that played a huge role in the development of U.S. agriculture.

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