Discussion paper: The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI)

The fifth Sustainable Development Goal—to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”—reflects a growing consensus that these are key objectives of development policy in their own right, while also contributing to improved productivity and increased efficiency, especially in agriculture and food production. To deliver on this commitment to women’s empowerment in development calls >> Read more

Research and data for food security and nutrition: Building food policy research capacity in Eurasia

Building strong domestic capacity for food policy research in Eurasia is important for ensuring food and nutrition security in the region. This idea, reiterated by all speakers and participants, was the keynote of the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia held at Lomonosov Moscow State University on May 26, 2017.

Webinar: What levels and composition of investment best serve global objectives of poverty reduction, improved nutrition, and sustainable resource management?

The next webinar in the PIM Monthly Webinars series will take place on June 28, 11:00 AM EST. Mark Rosegrant (IFPRI) will summarize findings from a recent analysis of the impacts of alternative agricultural investment options on global objectives such as the SDGs and the CGIAR’s System Level Outcomes in the coming decades.

PIM in the CGIAR Research Portfolio 2017-2022

The newly launched CGIAR Research Portfolio tackles growing complexity of agricultural development challenges. 14 global research programs and platforms will take more collaborative, data-driven and cross-cutting approach over six-year horizon. 

Webinar: The rise of medium-scale farms in Africa

This webinar by Prof. Thomas Jayne (MSU) on May 23, 2017 highlighted the causes and consequences of changing farm size distributions in sub-Saharan Africa. Watch the webinar recording and join the conversation in the comments section below.