New paper on relationship between autonomy and decision making contributes to understanding and measurement of women’s empowerment

Despite widespread agreement on the importance of women’s empowerment, ambiguity still exists about how best to define and measure it. Authors of the new paper use a framework developed by psychologists and data from Bangladesh and Ghana to examine if intrahousehold decision making (sole or joint) is correlated with autonomous motivation.

Frank Place named Director, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets

Dr. Frank Place has been selected as the next director of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM), effective August 1, 2018. He will be replacing Dr. Karen Brooks, PIM director since 2012, who will retire in July.

New paper explores how big cities, small towns affect poor farmers in Africa

Rapid urbanization in developing countries stimulates interest in understanding the impact of the nature of urbanization on the economies of these countries. The new study investigates relationship between agriculture and different sized cities in Ethiopia, with focus on teff market.

Webinar: Measuring food losses: a new methodology

[WEBINAR RECORDING] Despite broad interest in the problem, measurement of food loss and waste is problematical, especially in developing countries. Our webinar on May 8 will present a new methodology to measure food losses and the results of its application in several value chains in Latin America, Ethiopia, and China.

Fishing with a new research method nets bountiful insights

To better understand fisheries, scientists applied a review method from the medical world. A new analysis brings together evidence from 31 articles in a wide range of contexts around the world. Fisheries are used as a particular lens for addressing the broader question for natural resource management: Given the complexity and diversity of socio-ecological systems around the world, how can we devise the best ways to intervene to promote sustainability?