Archives for June 2016

Getting a GRIPP on sustainable groundwater management

A new multi-partner initiative aims to support and scale up practical solutions for groundwater management for sustainable development and food security. Did you know that about 96 percent of all liquid freshwater on Earth is groundwater? Hidden from the eye beneath the earth’s surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations, groundwater supports global food security, contributes to public >> Read more

Piloting 5Capitals-G: a gender-responsive tool for assessing poverty impacts of value chain development

A new methodology to assess the poverty impacts of value chain development in a gender-responsive way is set to prove its value in a pilot phase, starting mid-2016 in Guatemala, India, and Peru. To prepare for the launch of the methodology called 5Capitals-G, field researchers from three parts of India were trained in a workshop >> Read more

Introducing Africa south of the Sahara Food Security Portal

Africa south of the Sahara Food Security Portal, launched in 2015 and facilitated by IFPRI, is a clearinghouse for food security- and nutrition-related data, research, and news at both the regional and the national level. A thematic blog provides the latest publications and analysis on topics like food access and consumption, risk and resilience, input >> Read more

Karen Brooks: agricultural research contributes to rural prosperity directly and indirectly

In this video recorded at this year's ISPC Science Forum 2016, Karen Brooks, director of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) identifies several research-based pathways to rural prosperity, including direct income effects via new technologies and indirect economy-wide effects resulting from greater agricultural production.

PIM contributes to the Global Gender and Environment Outlook

The Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO), a collaborative project between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and strategic partners, is the first comprehensive global assessment of inter-linkages between gender and the environment. In advance of the report’s release later this year, GGEO: The Critical Issues, an abridged version of the report, was presented at the >> Read more