Archives for August 2014

Rural advisory services: On the frontline of the fight against food insecurity

Interview with Kristin Davis, PIM lead for Advisory Services within Research Flagship 3: Adoption of Technology and Sustainable Intensification, Research Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Executive Secretary of the Global Forum for the Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) - What are rural advisory services in agriculture today and what is their role in >> Read more

The CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014: Delivering solutions to realize the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Climate Agenda

The year 2014 marks an historic opportunity to communicate the importance of research on sustainable agriculture to stakeholders involved in the climate change and development policy processes. The first CGIAR Development Dialogues event, organized with participation and support from all CGIAR research centers and programs, will focus global attention on the vital role of research >> Read more

Bridging the divide between women and men farmers in Ethiopia

Women make up about half of the labor force in Ethiopia. While their contributions are plentiful, women and girls face discrimination when accessing —and making decisions regarding— education, agricultural information and inputs, land, and other assets to aid food production. “If women and girls are left behind, we will never develop,” said Adugna Waggra, Deputy Director General >> Read more

Building resilience for food and nutrition security: Highlights from the 2020 conference

This synopsis and related video present highlights from the international conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security,” organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its 2020 Vision Initiative, with support from PIM and other partners, on May 15-17, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.