Webinar: What levels and composition of investment best serve global objectives of sustainable development?

Our second webinar in the May-October 2017 monthly series, conducted by Mark Rosegrant, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute, was dedicated to findings from a recent analysis of the impacts of alternative agricultural investments on global objectives of sustainable development. Watch the webinar recording

PIM Newsletter: April – June 2017

Information about our research, events, and publications in the past three months, as well as the calendar of upcoming events. Each of our six flagship programs presents an update for the second quarter 2017. 

Conference on Impacts of international agricultural research: Rigorous evidence for policy

The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR's Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) and PIM will hold a conference on assessing the impacts of agricultural research on July 6-8, 2017 at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Webinar: Community forestry. Where and why has devolution of forest rights contributed to better governance and livelihoods?

Initiatives promoting community forestry have taken place in many developing countries over the past three decades. This webinar will summarize the findings of selected meta-analyses of the community forestry experience, present case studies, and preview emerging research that looks at the investment effects of community forestry models.   

Why agricultural research investment lags in Africa south of the Sahara

ASTI’s latest data collection and analysis from Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) exposes a persistent problem and a drag on sustainable development efforts: Growth in research spending is lower than for other kinds of agricultural investment. Why is this happening, and can anything be done to reverse this imbalance?