The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-widenetwork of regional nodes supporting the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the SouthernAfrican Development Community (SADC), in collaboration with the International Food PolicyResearch Institute (IFPRI) and the Africa-based centers of the Consultative Group onInternational Agricultural Research (CGIAR), to facilitate the implementation of theAU/NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).The ReSAKSS nodes offer high-quality analyses to improve policymaking, track progress,document success, and derive lessons for the implementation of the CAADP agenda.ReSAKSS is jointly funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the Swedish InternationalDevelopment Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The nodes are implemented by the InternationalCrops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and theInternational Water Management Institute (IWMI), in collaboration with regional and nationalpartners.
About the Working Paper series
The goal of the ReSAKSS Working Paper series is to provide timely access to preliminaryresearch and data analysis results that relate directly to strengthening ongoing discussions andcritical commentaries on the future direction of African agriculture and rural development. Theseries undergoes a standard peer-review process involving one reviewer either from within theReSAKSS network of partners or from an external organization. It is expected that most of theworking papers eventually will be published in some other form and that their content may berevised further.For more information, contact:Coordinator Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System, East and Central Africa(ReSAKSS-ECA)International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)P.O. Box 30709Nairobi, KenyaTelephone: +254 (20) 422 3000Facsimile: +254 (20) 422 3001Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: