2014 GTAP Conference to Highlight Food Policy, Trade and Economic Vulnerability

      Since 1998, the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis at Purdue University, has organized an annual conference to promote the exchange of ideas among economists conducting quantitative analysis of global economic issues. In June 2014, the 17th Annual Conference will be co-organized by AGRODEP and >> Read more

Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains: Conference

An upcoming conference on Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains: Bridging the Research Gap between Household Analysis and Policy Modeling will take place in Accra, Ghana on 5-6 November 2013.  The conference will directly address existing gaps in the design and application of analytical tools for livestock policy and impact analysis.

August 2013 Agricultural Extension Week

The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is hosting an Agricultural Extension Week from 5-10 August 2013 in Gaborone, Botswana.  The theme of the event is "Value Chain Approach in Agricultural Development: Coping with New Demands for Agricultural Advisory Services".  Sub-themes of the conference will include ICT, gender, climate change adaptation and mitigation, extension >> Read more

Livestock & Fish Value Chains Conference: Call for Contributions

On 9-11 September, PIM and the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish will co-organize the first AgriFood Chain Toolkit Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The conference will enable practitioners and researchers to share their experiences and discuss best practices of value chain analysis and capacity building. Value chain researchers and practitioners working on other commodities >> Read more

PIM’s Director Karen Brooks will participate in Twitter Chat on Youth Employment in Agriculture on June 11

Africa south of the Sahara has the world’s youngest and fastest growing population. With enough support from African leaders, farming can become the key to solving youth unemployment in Africa. PIM’s Director Karen Brooks,  Rachel Blum (USAID), and David Feige (Making Cents International) will participate in an online discussion over Twitter on the topic of >> Read more