Archives for February 2014

Index-based insurance: a pathway out of poverty?

Cross-posted from CCAFS A recent workshop sought solutions to index insurance challenges If the rains fail, a farmer can lose everything. With even the chance of a bad year, investing in new crop varieties and technologies might be too risky. Year after year, she’s caught in the trap of low production. Weather index-based insurance emerged at the >> Read more

Gender focused research – the tools and the strategies

Cross-posted from Consortium News Women farmers are crucial to agricultural production, especially in the small-scale sector. Figures show that they make up to half of the agricultural workforce in some developing countries, but often face unequal access to resources, such as land and technologies. Yet although the issue of the skewed gender bias in agriculture has >> Read more

Upcoming Seminar on Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

PIM is happy to invite all interested parties to attend or join virtually to our first brownbag seminar this year dedicated to the Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa. The seminar will take place at 12.00 pm on 27 February at IFPRI. The World Bank has recently issued a report on this topic, and we are inviting you to meet the authors >> Read more