WEBINAR: Community forest concessions in Petén, Guatemala: Effective governance for tropical forest conservation and socio-economic development

The devolution of forest rights to local communities is seen as a critical element of strategies aimed at conserving tropical forests and strengthening livelihoods based on them. In this webinar on December 13, we will present findings of an in-depth study of 12 community concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Petén, Guatemala that focuses on the community forest enterprises.

Cash Transfers coupled with Behavior Change Communication sustainably reduce violence against women

Direct cash transfers coupled with behavior change communication can reduce violence against women inflicted by their partners by 26 percent, according to a landmark study in Bangladesh conducted by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Cornell University. The reductions in violence were found 6-10 months after the intervention ended, providing the first evidence that such benefits can be sustained after cash transfers and related programming cease.

WEBINAR: Do medium and large-scale farms generate income spillovers for rural households? The case of Tanzania

Land acquisitions by foreign and local investors has generated much speculation about the impacts on smallholder households and rural communities. Jordan Chamberlin (CIMMYT) presents a study that aims to determine the impact of farm structure on rural household incomes in Tanzania.

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