Video: Statistics on Public Expenditures for Economic Development (SPEED)

Want to know more about our SPEED program? This 4 minutes video gives you a sense of what the Statistics on Public Expenditures for Economic Development (SPEED) does and how it can help  you. 

Strengthening crop production in marginal areas through conservation agriculture

Conservation Agriculture has the potential to enhance soil fertility and reduce erosion across 260,000 hectares of fragile and degraded cereal land in Tunisia, according to a joint study by the country’s National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRAT) and ICARDA, supported by PIM within the framework of the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight project. 

Taxing red meat may cut emissions and disease: Carbon taxes on food could help the world control global warming and improve public health

Growth in agricultural productivity and expanding markets have made more food available to more people than ever before. The options available to the average consumer visiting a supermarket are richer and more varied than at any time in history. But this abundance comes at a cost to our health and the planet. 

Women’s access to land in Ghana: Are we asking the right questions, drawing the right conclusions?

With increased recognition of the importance of gender in development, researchers now often collect data disaggregated at the individual or intra-household level, sometimes with a great amount of detail involved. Yet, once in a while we may need to step back and reflect whether we are asking the right questions and whether we are making >> Read more

IAAE Inter-Conference Symposium 2017: Call for papers

The next Inter-Conference Symposium of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) will take place on October 17-20, 2017 in Chile. It will be dedicated to Agricultural Productivity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Resource Management. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for knowledge exchange, discussion, and networking focusing on climate change and sustainability, >> Read more

Book: Confronting Drought in Africa’s Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience

Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region’s land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about 50 percent of the population, including many poor. Involving complex interactions among many factors, vulnerability in drylands is rising, jeopardizing the livelihood for millions of people.