Seeking comprehensive risk management solutions for smallholder farmers in South Asia

In order to better understand how CGIAR research can further contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of agricultural insurance programs, IFPRI in partnership with the CGIAR research programs on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS), as well as the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) organized a regional dialogue in Dhaka, Bangladesh on December 17.

Cheryl Doss elected President of International Association for Feminist Economics

Cheryl Doss, Senior Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics at Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), University of Oxford, and PIM's gender research lead has been elected President of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE).

The reality of food losses: A new measurement methodology

Measuring food loss, identifying where in the food system it occurs, and developing effective policies along every stage of the value chain are essential first steps in addressing the problem of food loss and waste in developing countries. Food loss has been defined in many ways, and disagreement remains regarding proper terminology and measurement methodology. New paper addresses the existing measurement gap.

PIM Newsletter: October – December 2017

Collection of PIM's news and updates for the last quarter of 2017. Selected publications, call for papers, PIM webinars, calendar of events, and more.

Journal article: Social protection, food security, and asset formation

The average social protection program increases the value of food consumed/expenditure by 13% and caloric acquisition by 8%. Social protection also increases holdings of productive assets, livestock, and savings.