PIM Newsletter: October – December 2017

Collection of PIM's news and updates for the last quarter of 2017. Selected publications, call for papers, PIM webinars, calendar of events, and more.

Journal article: Social protection, food security, and asset formation

The average social protection program increases the value of food consumed/expenditure by 13% and caloric acquisition by 8%. Social protection also increases holdings of productive assets, livestock, and savings.

2017 Highlights

A few highlights from Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) in 2017, the first year of PIM's Phase 2.
We thank all colleagues, partners, and supporters for and interesting and productive 2017, and look forward to even more exciting partnerships, research, and achievements in 2018.

Book: Agricultural trade interests and challenges at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires: A Southern Cone perspective

The new book edited by Valeria Piñeiro and Martín Piñeiro focuses on presenting some of the main themes that are pending in the WTO negotiations, with an emphasis on the views and perspectives of the Southern Cone countries.

What’s driving the growth of agricultural mechanization in Africa

Agricultural mechanization is playing an increasingly important role in Africa’s rural transformation. Recent research in Ghana addresses the relationship of agricultural mechanization and economic transformation and suggests how government policies can support this process.