Archives for May 2014

Global Futures and Strategic Foresight Program: third 2014 IMPACT training at WorldFish

The third and final IMPACT training this year (see our report about the previous one here), provided as part of the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight Program (GFSF), supported jointly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CCAFS, and PIM and organized by the IFPRI’s GFSF team took place at WorldFish in Penang, Malaysia, on April 28 >> Read more

Which agricultural technologies will safeguard our food supply?

This commentary was originally published on the Global Food for Thought, the official blog of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative. (http://shar.es/VqcyC) It relates to the book by Rosegrant et al. (2014) and the Agritech Toolbox recently released by IFPRI as part of the PIM program (Flagship 3, Adoption of Technology and Sustainable Intensification). We are >> Read more

Measuring progress toward empowerment

cross-posted from IFPRI Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index: Baseline Report This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) baseline survey results, summarizing both findings from the WEAI survey and the relationships between the WEAI and various outcomes of interest to the US Government’s Feed the Future initiative. These poverty, >> Read more

PIM Impact Story: Volunteer farmer trainers change the way we think about extension

How most efficiently to help farming men and women access information and advice they need to be more effective managers of their enterprises is a puzzle not yet solved.  Progress in this area will increase returns to agricultural research, as farmers are more readily able to adopt, and will enhance incomes and well-being. Work led >> Read more

“An opportunity to dream big”

On May 8, 2014, the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) hosted an Outreach Workshop on Addressing Gender, Agriculture, and Assets in Agricultural Development Projects at IFPRI to present lessons learned during the four years of its work (2010-2014). GAAP, jointly led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Livestock Research >> Read more