Waste not, warm not: poverty, hunger, and climate change in a circular food system

Full transcript of the keynote speech by PIM Director Karen Brooks at the Crawford Fund's Annual Conference "WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security" held on 29-30 August 2016 in Canberra, Australia.

PIM Newsletter: January – March 2017

Welcome to the first quarterly newsletter of the second phase of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets! In this issue, we introduce a new section, “Updates from PIM flagships,” where you can find more information about events and publications from each of our research teams over the past three months. View video message from PIM director >> Read more

Increasing the profile of crop diversity in agricultural production and policies in Uzbekistan

Rapid environmental and socio-economic changes caused by climate change, population growth, migration, and other factors create important challenges to agricultural production in Central Asia. More intense droughts and soil salinization are among the key environmental problems that smallholder farmers in Uzbekistan face. The necessity to ensure that farmers have access to varieties that can cope >> Read more

Workshop: The Role of Information in Improving Rural Services and Governance

This workshop aims to shed light on whether and how greater access to information stemming from institutional or technological innovations can improve rural service delivery and governance. It brings together a diverse group of researchers who will present work examining a variety of different services and aspects of rural governance and exchange feedback.

Evaluating impact of participatory agricultural interventions: do we see what we want to see?

“Agricultural (research) programs without rigorous impact evaluation tend to focus on rapid testing (and rollout) of technologies with high-probability adopters to provide swift feedback to donor constituencies. Such programs also tend to favor numeric accomplishments over a deeper understanding of complex development processes with the unintended consequence of promoting solutions without strong evidence of impact >> Read more