Archives for September 2015

RTB and PIM collaborate to make value chain work gender responsive

This blog was originally posted on the Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) website. With the aim of making postharvest work more inclusive, effective and equitable, RTB teamed up with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) to support efforts to integrate gender into value chain approaches, tools and interventions. 

PIM evaluation reports available online

In November 2013, the CGIAR Fund Council requested that all current 15 CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) undergo an evaluation process prior to the launch of the second phase of CRPs. The evaluation of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), commissioned by the Independent Evaluation Arrangement (IEA) of CGIAR, was completed in >> Read more

Strengthening capacity of National Agricultural Research Institutes

The budgets of national agricultural research institutes (NARIs) in developing countries are subject to constant scrutiny, requiring these institutions to continually justify their spending. This uncertainty threatens long term research necessary for increasing agricultural production. In their efforts to show value for funding, NARIs are recognizing the importance of impact assessment studies. When the National Institute of Agricultural >> Read more

ASTI: new interactive tools for tracking agricultural R&D

In late August 2015, the Agricultural Science & Technology Indicators (ASTI) program launched its revised website, equipped with easy-to-use tools for viewing, comparing, and downloading key data and information on agricultural research and development (R&D). According to ASTI News and Notes, the new tools allow users to: • Rank and compare the status and direction >> Read more