Archives for April 2013

Metrics for Agricultural Transformation: Update on Recent and Ongoing Developments

A workshop on "Metrics for Agricultural Transformation: Update on Recent and Ongoing Developments" was held at IFPRI on April 19, 2013. Co-hosted by USAID and DANIDA, the participants shared information on the current status of the fast-tracked Agribusiness module (the BBA); took stock of evolving thinking on metrics for agricultural development since the June 2012 >> Read more

Information Sharing on the Development of a Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa

To further support and participate in the development of a Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa, a one day meeting was held with, African experts, development partners and CGIAR Research Program (CRP) leaders. Designed to build on the presence of several key partners attending a meeting in Dublin on April 11-12, sponsored by the CGIAR >> Read more

CGIAR and FAO Researchers Challenged to Address Global Malnutrition

Contributed by IFPRI and HarvestPlus When researchers from the CGIAR and the FAO gather with stakeholders from around the globe to discuss research priorities for the 21st century in Dublin this week, they will ask: How can public sector research help meet the challenges of food and nutrition security? Despite a decline in the prevalence >> Read more

Feeding Nine Billion in 2050

FAO and CGIAR Conference to Address Research Priorities for Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security for the World’s Poorest April 11, 2013—During the next 40 years the world’s population is projected to reach more than nine billion people. Demand for food is expected to increase by 60 percent under business-as-usual assumptions. Competition for land, water, and >> Read more