Archives for March 2014

Global Futures and Strategic Foresight Program: Second 2014 IMPACT training in Cali

Following the first Global Futures and Strategic Foresight (GFSF) workshop on the updated IMPACT model in January, 2014 in Washington, DC, the PIM/IFPRI foresight team held a second training session at CIAT in February.

Investing in integrated landscape management in Africa’s drylands: wishful thinking or a foundation to build resilient economies?

PIM is happy to invite all interested colleagues to join us on April 1, 2014, 12:30-2:00pm, to participate in one of the final events of the World Bank African Drylands Seminar Series, launched earlier this year. This seminar, hosted by PIM at IFPRI, will be dedicated to the integrated landscape management in dryland regions of >> Read more

Pioneering online tool targets improved decision making in Iraq

Cross-posted from IFPRI, originally published on the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) website. Without access to accurate and comprehensive data, decision makers and researchers struggle to develop appropriate policy agendas – they lack the information they need to determine what interventions are needed, and where, and their policies may do more >> Read more

Killer factcheck: ‘Women own 2% of land’ = not true. What do we really know about women and land?

This blog was originally written for oxfamblogs. Cheryl Doss argues that (as with ‘70% of the world’s poor are women‘) we need to stop using the unfounded ‘women own 2% of theworld’s farmland’ stat, and start using some of the real numbers that are emerging (while also demanding much better gender data). Cheryl Doss is a >> Read more

Unsustainable use of groundwater may threaten global food security

In celebration of this year's World Water Day (March 22, 2014), this blog tells about the role of groundwater in food security and is based on the interim results of ongoing research by IWMI and IFPRI supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).