Our publications form a key tenet of our public outreach activities through which we share knowledge, making it widely available to our range of stakeholders. Our publications are in the following forms:
• Books: these derive mainly from our research programmes and provide detailed analysis of our research as well as theoretical and practical experiences of key renowned experts in the various fields. They bring together the particular case scenarios in different countries, different sectors, different contexts as well as different analytical lenses.
• Policy briefs: these are intended for decision-makers and the policy community in general. They are short summaries of key policy questions with various policy options and expected outcomesof each policy action. They are derived either from the findings of our research programmes or insights from leading experts in the various fields. They are particularly written and designed to give straight answers to policy problems
• Discussion papers:These are work-in-progress reports from our research programmes intended to initiate discussions and feedback from the preliminary analysis arising of the research. The readers are encouraged to provide feedback to the authors to aid in their revision and polishing before they are published as finished products.
• Leaflets and posters in local languages: These are intended for our end user community, particularly rural communities such as smallholder farmers, fishermen and pastoralists. They are non-technical in content and design and intended communicate technical information in an easy-to-read-and-understand format.
• International/local peer reviewed journals: We intend to contribute to the global stock of knowledge and increase the publications coming from Africa. As such, we train and encourage our young researchers to publish their work in local and international refereed journals. This raises the bar for our research and ensures that our researchers are internationally competitive.