Highlights from SPAP meeting

The PIM Science and Policy Advisory Panel (SPAP) met in Washington DC on October 23-24, 2013. Panel members attending included Hartwig de Haen (University of Göttingen), Lidinwe Sibanda (FANRPAN), Sukhadeo Thorat (Jawaharlal Nehru University and Indian Council for Social Science Research), and Alberto Valdes (Universidad Catolica de Chile). Christopher Barrett (Cornell University), Jikun Huang (Center >> Read more

PIM’s “First Eighteen Months” report now available

By the middle of this century, more than 9 billion people will need healthy and nutritious food. Agricultural systems will require new knowledge, new investment, and flexibility to adapt quickly to change. The ability to attract investment into agriculture, to deploy it well, and to redeploy it rapidly depends critically on the policies, institutions, and >> Read more

Interview with Caitlin Kieran, PIM’s new Senior Research Assistant for Gender

PIM Senior Research Assistant, Caitlin Kieran, discusses her new role and her thoughts on future developments of the integration of gender-focused data in agricultural research. What is your role within PIM? As PIM’s Senior Research Assistant focusing on gender, I will serve as a resource for improving gender analyses within the PIM portfolio and help >> Read more

Linking native chilies producers to markets

The CGIAR website features work being done by Bioversity International and partners through the CGIAR Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets on linking Latin American smallholder producers of native chilies to markets, thereby giving them the opportunity to increase their income. Fore more information see: http://www.cgiar.org/consortium-news/partnership-for-impact-reducing-poverty-by-warming-chili-markets/  

PIM’s Director Karen Brooks will participate in Twitter Chat on Youth Employment in Agriculture on June 11

Africa south of the Sahara has the world’s youngest and fastest growing population. With enough support from African leaders, farming can become the key to solving youth unemployment in Africa. PIM’s Director Karen Brooks,  Rachel Blum (USAID), and David Feige (Making Cents International) will participate in an online discussion over Twitter on the topic of >> Read more