Identifying agricultural expenditures within the public financial accounts and coding system in Ghana

Is the ten percent government agriculture expenditure overestimated? This new discussion paper just released by IFPRI is part of four country case studies supported by PIM that take a detailed look at public expenditures in agriculture, and at how the data on expenditures are captured in government financial and budget accounts. The objective of these studies is >> Read more

Farming on Big Wheels: What can Africa and Asia learn from each other?

Press-release cross-posted from IFPRI about the workshop organised by the National School of Development at Peking University and the International Food Policy Research Institute with support from PIM and USAID. 18 June 2014, BEIJING, CHINA--A two-day international gathering has begun that centers on agricultural mechanization in Asia and Africa amid urbanization and economic growth. Today and tomorrow, >> Read more

Enhancing Resilience in Arab Countries

On 16 January, Ambassadors and representatives from Arab countries, researchers, and development partners will gather in Rome, Italy to discuss how the Arab region can work to reduce the impact of crises like conflict, natural disasters and global spikes in food prices, especially on the rural poor. Organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development >> Read more

PIM Management Committee and Focal Points to Meet on July 9 and 10

On 9-10 July 2013, the Management Committee and Focal Points of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) will meet in Washington, DC, USA. Participants will share insights from research activities under PIM to date, identify core summary products of the first phase of work, and start planning the evolution of the >> Read more

Call for Abstracts

25-27 September 2013 in Accra, Ghana - 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) for a Food-Secure Africa