Smallholder agriculture: “It’s a cool business!”

Expert panel discussed expanding commercial opportunities for the poor at recent CGIAR Development Dialogues Today nearly 450 million farmers work on less than 2 hectares of land.  Collectively, these farmers and their families comprise about half the world’s undernourished people and more than half of people living in absolute poverty. Even amid rising global rates of >> Read more

CTA-ILRI African dairy value chain seminar closes with colourful results

Cross-posted from ILRI News The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) organized the CTA-ILRI African dairy value chain seminar from 21 to 24 September 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. This event was made possible thanks to funding support from CTA, the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets and on Livestock and >> Read more

Advisory and Knowledge Services: Evidence for What Works

A seminar under this title will take place on September 17, 2014 from 12 to 2 pm EDT, at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC. The research team working on rural advisory and knowledge services under the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) will present recent developments in their work and talk about >> Read more