Archives for March 2016

Reinforcing the gender lens in research on value chains and technology adoption

The CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB) have been collaborating on reinforcing the gender focus in research on value chains development and technology adoption for a few years now. In this post, our colleagues from the International Potato Center (CIP) share some recent updates on >> Read more

Call for Concept Proposals for the Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) project

Application deadline: April 30, 2016 In collaboration with Cornell University, the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) will provide technical mentorship and support for early-career African researchers who will be selected for fellowship under the STAARS initiative. PIM is happy to announce a call for concept proposals for the Structural Transformation of African Agriculture >> Read more

What do we mean by ‘women’s crops’?

“Women’s crops” is a familiar feature in writing about smallholder agriculture in Africa south of the Sahara. Although not always easy to define, they generally refer to crops grown by women for home consumption rather than for sale. The growth of domestic and regional markets has opened new opportunities for commercializing these crops. This is >> Read more

Water, jobs, and women: The invisible links

Originally posted on the IFPRI blog The theme for this year’s World Water Day (March 22)—“water and jobs”— is intended to draw attention to the often invisible role of water in creating and supporting jobs, and how better water supplies could create better jobs.  Nowhere is this more applicable than for women’s access to water, especially >> Read more

Workshop: Impact evaluation for definition of priorities of agricultural research

Climate change, growing population, mounting pressure on existing productive resources call for innovation and more sustainable approaches in agriculture worldwide. The attention to agricultural innovation in Latin America is high, supported by a set of public and private initiatives financed by international credit institutions, such as the World Bank, national governments, and private organizations. As >> Read more