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The Independent, 28 December 2009

ARI director, Mark Ashurst’s article for The Independent, “The small farmers leading a genuine Green Revolution”.
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Ground Control: making the grade in agriculture

Two thirds of Africans depend on agriculture for their livelihood, and the sector accounts for 30-40% of the continent’s GDP. Flowers, fruit and vegetables from Africa are increasingly present on the shelves of European supermarkets. Smallholder farmers have been able to service...
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SA Times Live, 29 June 2010

ARI director, Mark Ashurst’s article for the SA Times Live, “A baby strangled at birth”.
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Think tanks urges government to compensate Africa for brain drain

Donors must channel funds to replace lost skills, says Africa Research Institute. In a briefing published today – ‘After The Promises: Re-thinking UK policy in Africa,’ – the Africa Research Institute urges the government to dedicate a share of its international...
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Prospect Magazine, 18 November 2009

ARI director Mark Ashurst’s article for Prospect Magazine, “How green are your beans?”
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The Independent, 18 March 2009

ARI director Mark Ashurst quoted on China’s interests in Africa in The Independent’s article “China’s shopping spree”.
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The Daily Telegraph, 4 January 2009

ARI director Mark Ashurst quoted in The Daily Telegraph’s article “Ghana’s success provide example of rare democratic success in Africa”.
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Planting Ideas: How agricultural subsidies are working in Malawi

Africa Research Institute is pleased to announce publication of Planting Ideas, an independent investigation into Malawi’s controversial home-grown subsidy scheme for small farmers. This timely study defies much of the received wisdom to argue that agricultural subsidies can be...
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Bunge Lenye Meno: A parliament with Teeth, for Tanzania

An insiders’ account of the changing relationship between the Tanzanian parliament in Dodoma, the government in Dar es Salaam, and the implications for development. For most of Tanzania’s post-independence history, ethnic and religious tolerance has been underpinned by the...
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Bloomberg, 10 December 2008

ARI director Mark Ashurst quoted in Bloomberg’s article “Government bribes in Cameroon divert funds from food amid riots”.