In the press: Great expectations from Ethiopia’s Wheat Initiative

Thomson Reuters News Foundation published an op-ed by IFPRI researchers Gashaw Tadesse Abate, Tanguy Bernard, Alan de Brauw, and Nicholas Minot, who examined the impact of Ethiopia’s Wheat Initiative on farmers’ yields to understand how programs can boost wheat yields in underperforming areas.

WEBINAR: Measuring policy distortions along agricultural value chains: Lessons from Africa and Asia

When: 17 October 2018, 10-11 am EST Presenter: Simla Tokgoz, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)   Measuring policy distortions along agricultural value chains: Lessons from Africa and Asia from IFPRI-PIM The global agricultural sector is undergoing a transformation, with a rapid expansion of trade in processed agricultural commodities. With this transformation comes expanded >> Read more

Webinar: Agricultural mechanization in Africa: Lessons learned from South-South knowledge exchange

In this webinar on October 4, we will summarize major lessons about mechanization learned from the South-South knowledge exchange supported by the Policies, Institutions, and Markets CGIAR Research Program. First, we’ll discuss some key messages that have come out of a compilation and synthesis of the mechanization growth experience in Asia and Africa...

PIM workshop at ICAE 2018 explored challenges and opportunities for rural transformation in the 21st century

On July 28, as part of the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE), the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) held a pre-conference workshop titled Rural Transformation in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Low-Income, Late-Transforming Countries. The workshop was organized in fulfillment of PIM’s Second Phase (2017-2022) commitment to convene annual meetings of social scientists from across CGIAR, and became the second event in the series.

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.