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Conflict, Governance, and Agriculture in the Central African Republic

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar Paterne Mombe. Mombe discusses the impact the five-year conflict in the Central African Republic has had on subsistence farmer’s food production, exacerbating rampant poverty among rural populations. He also describes how revitalizing the agricultural sector is a possible key to sustaining peace building efforts in the Central African Republic as well as throughout Africa.


Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics: A Conversation on Best Practices with Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture Tereza Cristina

This event is over. For more information, see the Power Point presentations available below.

Brazil is a well-known agricultural powerhouse and a key participant in strategies to ensure global food security in the coming decades. Yet given the substantial environmental challenges facing the world, partnerships and cooperation are necessary in order to increase food production in a sustainable and efficient way. 

Building Peace in the Central African Republic: The Role of Agricultural Extension Services

On October 21, 2019 the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted the event “Building Peace in the Central African Republic: The Role of Agricultural Extension Services.” Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program moderated the event. The event featured Fr. Paterne Auxence Mombe, current Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar at the Wilson Center, and Ph.D. student, Tangaza University, Nairobi, Kenya; Dr. Jessica Anderson, Conflict Advisor, Center for Resilience, U.S. Agency for International Development; and, Mr.

What to Expect from Brazilian Agriculture in 2019–2020

Agriculture has always been a massive contributor to the Brazilian economy, a relationship that has become even stronger since the economic recession. In 2019, however, agricultural activity appears to have slowed down, underscoring the sluggish scenario of the overall Brazilian economy.

How Brazilian Cities are Boosting Sustainable Agriculture

Brazil is known worldwide as a major agricultural power. But despite being one of the top food producers in the world, the country is still grappling with challenges, such as finding sustainable ways to farm and sharing the wealth of its fields with the overall population.

Initial Findings & Key Recommendations: Farm Labor & Mexico’s Export Produce Industry

Three Key Findings from Worker Surveys and Focus Groups

Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest