From Transition to Transformation: Food Security in Central Asia

Cross-posted from IFPRI.  April 7, 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan— A conference organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) to be held from April 8-9 will explore how Central Asian countries can best meet the needs of present and future populations for adequate access to nutritious and safe >> Read more

Unsustainable use of groundwater may threaten global food security

In celebration of this year's World Water Day (March 22, 2014), this blog tells about the role of groundwater in food security and is based on the interim results of ongoing research by IWMI and IFPRI supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).

Upcoming: Research Conference on Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia

The conference will take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on April 8-9, 2014 hosted by the PIM’s lead center, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the University of Central Asia, to unveil IFPRI's new Central Asia Research and Capacity Strengthening Program and to engage national policymakers, researchers, and development partners in its research and capacity-building activities. The Central >> Read more

Land Matters for Women: Devex Campaign

PIM is co-sponsoring a Devex campaign Land Matters for Women as part of a month-long effort to highlight the importance of land for international development and showcase innovative solutions to land issues. The Devex campaign will focus on a number of key sectors affected by the availability, degradation, and use of land. Throughout September, Land >> Read more

Priority-setting Session at “Food Secure Arab World” conference in Beirut

Many thanks to the 104 participants who provided inputs during the research priority-setting session!