Book: Food price volatility and its implications for food security and policy

Excerpted from the Foreword to the book written by Per Pinstrup-Andersen The new book edited by Matthias Kalkuhl, Joachim von Braun, and Maximo Torero, is devoted to the stability dimension of food security and in particular the causes, consequences, and remedies related to extreme events in food markets. Volatility is a measure of risk and uncertainty which, in >> Read more

Book: Earthquake lessons from China: Coping and rebuilding strategies

Cross-posted from IFPRI Publications The Wenchuan County earthquake of 2008 was the most severe earthquake, as measured in sheer magnitude, in the history of the People’s Republic of China. Killing almost 90,000 people and creating economic losses of 845 billion yuan (US$132 billion), the earthquake also elicited a vigorous response from various government agencies, private businesses, >> Read more

Gender and Land Statistics: new FAO info-note based on a collaborative work with PIM

FAO Gender and Land team has recently published a new info-note on the linkages between Gender and Land Statistics. Land statistics disaggregated by sex are essential to highlighting the disparities in secure land rights between women and men. With that in mind, in 2014 FAO joined forced with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, >> Read more

IFPRI/PIM team receives World Bank Group, SVRI Award for Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Adapted from the original World Bank post PIM is excited to congratulate our current and former IFPRI colleagues Akhter Ahmed, Melissa Hidrobo, John Hoddinott, and Shalini Roy with the reception of the Award for Innovations to Prevent Gender-Based Violence from the World Bank Group and nonprofit Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI). They were among nine teams from >> Read more

Webinar: Collecting sex-disaggregated agricultural data through surveys

Date: April 21, 2016, 1pm-2:30pm EST PIM Gender team members Cheryl Doss and Caitlin Kieran invited participants to discuss how the "Standards for collecting sex-disaggregated data for gender analysis" drafted by PIM in 2014 have been used to date, with a specific focus on lessons learned by CGIAR centers and external partners.