Archives for February 2018

Managing natural resources for sustainable production systems: A research agenda at the crossroads

Policy seminar co-organized by CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC); International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM). FEB 28, 2018 - 12:15 PM TO 01:45 PM EST

Innovative approaches to gender and land tenure

Land is instrumental for human development and poverty alleviation in both forested and agricultural landscapes. However, gender inequalities highly affect the ability to access and control such an important resource. Join the Infopoint Lunchtime conference organized by the EC’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) on February 23 to learn more about the >> Read more

Examining the Philippines energy future and low-carbon development strategies

The new paper presents an assessment of alternative, long-term energy supply and low-carbon strategies for the Philippine power sector from 2014 to 2040 using TIMES model. It examines the potential contribution of renewable energy to diversify the Philippine energy supply-mix to meet future electricity demands.

CGIAR researchers combine forces to reduce the damage of banana disease in Uganda

Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) provide a major source of food and income for over 30 million people in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Uganda produces an estimated 10 million tonnes annually valued at about US$550 million. Most ECA bananas are domestically consumed with the highest global per capita consumption of over 200 kg. Banana Xanthomonas >> Read more

“…An exceptional opportunity to promote up-and-coming African researchers”

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program managed by Cornell University in collaboration with PIM and other partners began in 2016 and to date has supported 14 talented early-career African researchers. We talked with two 2017 fellows, Wondimagegn Mesfin Tesfaye and Chiyembekezo Chafuwa, to learn more about their STAARS experience.