Archives for August 2016

As heard on radio: Karen Brooks talks at 666 ABC Canberra in advance of the Crawford Fund 2016 Annual Conference

PIM Director Dr Karen Brooks participated in Afternoons with Alex Sloan, a popular radio program on 666 ABC Canberra. She and Brian Lipinski from the World Resources Institute (WRI) are both speaking at the Crawford Fund's 2016 Annual Conference titled "WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security" that started today and were invited to the show >> Read more

LINK-ing smallholders with modern markets: three success stories

The LINK Methodology is a participatory guide created by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and partners in 2007 to foster inclusive commercial relationships between rural producers, especially smallholders, and modern markets. The version used and recommended today is a 2014 update released with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and >> Read more

How is SPEED being applied in research?

Cross-posted from IFPRI Research Blog Public investment has gained importance in development in recent years. In the Malabo Declaration on African Agriculture and CAADP from 2014, heads of state and government of the African Union recommitted to uphold the target of allocating 10 percent of total spending to agriculture, as originally agreed in the 2003 >> Read more

Karen Brooks a keynote speaker at The Crawford Fund’s annual conference

PIM Director Dr Karen Brooks will be one of the two keynote speakers at The Crawford Fund’s annual conference this year. Titled “Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security”, the 2016 conference will be held in Canberra, Australia on 29 and 30 August and will focus on food loss and waste issues >> Read more