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Discussing challenges and opportunities to address gender inequalities in agricultural value chains during the 2016 WTO Public Forum


The session “International value chains in agriculture: challenges and opportunities to address gender inequalities” organized by IFPRI with support from PIM will take place on 29 September as part of the 2016 WTO Public Forumread more...

Book: Agricultural research in Africa: Investing in future harvests


Cross-posted from IFPRI

In Agricultural Research in Africa: Investing in Future Harvests, researchers and other development specialists examine the state of agricultural research and development (R&D) in the region and how such R&D can be improved. The research is an output of Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI), led by the International Food Policy Research Institute within the portfolio of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets.  read more...

PIM social protection team receives Best of UNICEF Research 2016 award

Primary school children in class, in Harar, Ethiopia.

Each year the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Office of Research - Innocenti invites the global network to share recently completed research for the Best of UNICEF Research competition. The aim is “to bring attention to a vital part of UNICEF’s work that contributes to shifting policy agendas and/or has a high potential for impact on policies and programs that benefit children.”

The report Evaluation of the Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme, Tigray Region, Ethiopia completed by a research team from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex), and Cornell University was selected as one of the 12 studies awarded the prize in 2016. read more...

“We are all part of the problem”: Karen Brooks’ keynote address at The Crawford Fund Annual Conference on food waste and loss


"This is my fridge; we are all part of the problem", admitted our director, Dr Karen Brooks, showing the first slide of her presentation to the participants of The Crawford Fund’s annual conference this year. Titled “Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security”, the 2016 conference was just held in Canberra, Australia, on August 29-30 and focused on food loss and waste issues along the supply chain. read more...

As heard on radio: Karen Brooks talks at 666 ABC Canberra in advance of the Crawford Fund 2016 Annual Conference


PIM Director Dr Karen Brooks participated in Afternoons with Alex Sloan, a popular radio program on 666 ABC Canberra. She and Brian Lipinski from the World Resources Institute (WRI) are both speaking at the Crawford Fund's 2016 Annual Conference titled "WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security" that started today and were invited to the show to discuss the topic of food waste and loss.  read more...

LINK-ing smallholders with modern markets: three success stories


The LINK Methodology is a participatory guide created by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and partners in 2007 to foster inclusive commercial relationships between rural producers, especially smallholders, and modern markets. The version used and recommended today is a 2014 update released with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) as part of the research on Inclusive Value Chains and Efficient Trade. read more...