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?

Exploring the impacts of alternative investments on poverty, hunger, and environment

The recent report by the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight team (part of PIM's research flagship 1) seeks to help the CGIAR centers and research programs, as well as donors and other decision makers assess the overall impact and benefits of investing in international and national agricultural research programs.

Toward leaner and more effective value chain development. Special journal edition on inclusive VCD and associated services

Since the early 2000’s, practitioners and researchers have been working on ways to design market-oriented development interventions with smallholders. Many of the findings have provided positive experiences by a given NGO or project in a particular context. Early writings helped to put value chain development (VCD) on the development agenda, while advancing innovation in market-based >> Read more

Discussion paper: The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI)

The fifth Sustainable Development Goal—to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”—reflects a growing consensus that these are key objectives of development policy in their own right, while also contributing to improved productivity and increased efficiency, especially in agriculture and food production. To deliver on this commitment to women’s empowerment in development calls >> Read more