Workshop: Innovative methods for measuring adoption of agricultural technologies

A workshop on "Innovative methods for measuring adoption of agricultural technologies: Establishing proof of concept and thinking about scaling up" will take place on August 3-4 in Boston, USA following the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA). The event is jointly organized by Michigan State University, the Standing Panel on >> Read more

CIMMYT gathers partners to discuss biotic stress and crop model integration

When crops are damaged by other living organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, insects and other pests, weeds or even cultivated plants competing for space and nutrients, we talk of the biotic stress. Biotic stresses are a major constraint to agricultural productivity in low and middle income countries. They affect poor producers and consumers the >> Read more

CGIAR gender research training with Penn State features PIM and RTB research on value chains

Cross-posted from RTB Research and lessons learned from a collaboration between the CGIAR Research Programs on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) to produce gender-sensitive tools to make value chain interventions more gender responsive have been shared during a training workshop for CGIAR gender research experts. 

International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: Linking local and global dynamics

PIM is co-organizing (with CIRAD and other partners) the international conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development: Linking local and global dynamics (AC&SD 2016) to be held on 12-14 December 2016 in Montpellier, France. AC&SD 2016 will bring together participants from multiple world regions to discuss the role of agricultural value chains in implementing global and local frameworks and partnerships >> Read more

IFPRI/PIM team receives World Bank Group, SVRI Award for Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Adapted from the original World Bank post PIM is excited to congratulate our current and former IFPRI colleagues Akhter Ahmed, Melissa Hidrobo, John Hoddinott, and Shalini Roy with the reception of the Award for Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence from the World Bank Group and nonprofit Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI). They were among nine teams from >> Read more