“BioSight” Workshop: building a framework for modeling sustainable agricultural intensification

The workshop held over 3-4 December on the BioSight project was attended by over 40 participants from a range of CGIAR centers, Universities and Advanced Research Institutes – modeling experts in the areas of agricultural production and markets, land use, environmental quality and crop production systems, as well as experts in institutions and governance of >> Read more

2014 GTAP Conference to Highlight Food Policy, Trade and Economic Vulnerability

      Since 1998, the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, has organized an annual conference to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. In June 2014, the 17th Annual Conference will be co-organized by AGRODEP and >> Read more

Booklet on Neglected and Underutilized Species published by Bioversity International

Neglected and underutilized species (NUS) are those to which little attention is paid or which are entirely ignored by agricultural researchers, plant breeders and policymakers. Typically, NUS are not traded as commodities. Many of these varieties and species, along with a wealth of traditional knowledge about their cultivation and use, are being lost at an >> Read more

Conference on traditional crops for a food secure Africa successfully held in Ghana

Traditional crops can play a more prominent role in African countries’ quests for food and nutritional security, agricultural sustainability and adaptation to climate change. Yet, to ensure that research on neglected and underutilized species (NUS) is demand-oriented and that results are better shared and applied, researchers, extension agents, the private sector and farmers must engage >> Read more

Summary of PIM’s extension workshop now available

PIM organized a workshop titled “Research on Agricultural Extension Systems: What Have We Learned, and Where Do We Go From Here?” held at IFPRI on October 15-16, 2013. Approximately 35 participants from CGIAR, universities, multilateral agencies, NGOs, regional networks, private sector, and donor organizations attended the event. The aim of the workshop was to identify >> Read more