CTA-ILRI African dairy value chain seminar closes with colourful results

Cross-posted from ILRI News The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) organized the CTA-ILRI African dairy value chain seminar from 21 to 24 September 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. This event was made possible thanks to funding support from CTA, the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets and on Livestock and >> Read more

Local warming and violent conflict in Sudan

This blog was originally written for Ideas for Africa The study presented here sheds new light on the link between the occurrence of weather shocks and violence by looking at the case of Sudan and South Sudan. Using geographically-disaggregated data from 1997 to 2009, it finds that higher temperatures greatly affect the risk of conflict. >> Read more

Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Conference focuses on growth, trade in Africa

The following is a slightly modified version of a story that was originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. Cross-posted from IFPRI Blogs. The last ten years have witnessed incredible economic and agricultural growth in Africa. Between 2000 and 2010, the continent was home to six of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. However, can >> Read more

IFPRI 2020 Conference: Side Event on Enhancing Resilience in African Drylands: Toward a Shared Development Agenda

PIM's Director Karen Brooks will facilitate a side event of the IFPRI 2020 Conference, "Enhancing Resilience in African Drylands: Toward a Shared Development Agenda", organized by World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 

Investing in integrated landscape management in Africa’s drylands: wishful thinking or a foundation to build resilient economies?

PIM is happy to invite all interested colleagues to join us on April 1, 2014, 12:30-2:00pm, to participate in one of the final events of the World Bank African Drylands Seminar Series, launched earlier this year. This seminar, hosted by PIM at IFPRI, will be dedicated to the integrated landscape management in dryland regions of >> Read more