Archives for January 2014

What makes the difference in Extension Programs? Lessons from India

This summary is based on the blog story by Suresh Babu originally written for FARMD (Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development).    Suresh Babu is Leader for the PIM Cluster on ‘Capacity strengthening’ (Cluster 8.3), and represents PIM in the Consortium Capacity Working Group.  Are there good models of agricultural extension services that could >> Read more

Second meeting of IOs on Measuring the Agricultural Policy Environment

The second meeting of International Organizations (IOs) and experts interested in collaboration on measuring the agricultural policy environment took place in Paris at OECD headquarters, on December 13th, 2013, co-convened by OECD and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).   The goal of the initiative officially launched during the first meeting >> Read more

Enhancing Resilience in Arab Countries

On 16 January, Ambassadors and representatives from Arab countries, researchers, and development partners will gather in Rome, Italy to discuss how the Arab region can work to reduce the impact of crises like conflict, natural disasters and global spikes in food prices, especially on the rural poor. Organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development >> Read more