Workshop: Impact evaluation for definition of priorities of agricultural research

Climate change, growing population, mounting pressure on existing productive resources call for innovation and more sustainable approaches in agriculture worldwide. The attention to agricultural innovation in Latin America is high, supported by a set of public and private initiatives financed by international credit institutions, such as the World Bank, national governments, and private organizations. As >> Read more

Biotechnology and agriculture: facing opportunity and criticism of equal proportion

David Spielman, senior research fellow at IFPRI and PIM’s leader of the Science Policy and Incentives for Innovation research cluster, recently participated in the International Symposium on The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In his blog Walking the >> Read more

Extension’s role in scaling up agricultural innovation in Africa: discussing synergies and making plans

Agricultural research and extension are complementary to achieve impact at scale. But how to improve the collaboration between the two sectors? This is the question that participants in the side event “Extension’s Role in Scaling up Agricultural Innovation” at the AFAAS Africa-Wide Extension Week 2015 (12-16 October, Addis Ababa) tried to answer. Kristin Davis, executive >> Read more