LINK-ing smallholders with modern markets: three success stories

The LINK Methodology is a participatory guide created by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and partners in 2007 to foster inclusive commercial relationships between rural producers, especially smallholders, and modern markets. The version used and recommended today is a 2014 update released with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and >> Read more

How is SPEED being applied in research?

Cross-posted from IFPRI Research Blog Public investment has gained importance in development in recent years. In the Malabo Declaration on African Agriculture and CAADP from 2014, heads of state and government of the African Union recommitted to uphold the target of allocating 10 percent of total spending to agriculture, as originally agreed in the 2003 >> Read more

Karen Brooks a keynote speaker at The Crawford Fund’s annual conference

PIM Director Dr Karen Brooks will be one of the two keynote speakers at The Crawford Fund’s annual conference this year. Titled “Waste Not, Want Not: The Circular Economy to Food Security”, the 2016 conference will be held in Canberra, Australia on 29 and 30 August and will focus on food loss and waste issues >> Read more

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