How much for the local apples?

Study showed that nearly 75% of consumers in Cusco, Peru were willing to pay at least 10% more for the locally grown fruits. Those ready to pay premium were on average younger, more educated, had higher household incomes, and had more young children.

Mining gender information in policy research

To date, this blog has highlighted many of the challenges faced when collecting sex-disaggregated data through household surveys. In this post, we shift our focus to the complexities of assessing gender integration in policy documents. We spoke with Tatiana Gumucio, a Gender Postdoctoral Researcher at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) about the evaluation >> Read more

Reinforcing the gender lens in research on value chains and technology adoption

The CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and on Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB) have been collaborating on reinforcing the gender focus in research on value chains development and technology adoption for a few years now. In this post, our colleagues from the International Potato Center (CIP) share some recent updates on >> Read more

Hubbing for impact

PIM’s Latin America and Caribbean Regional Value Chain Hub meeting with the Learning Alliance Peru PIM’s work on value chains (VC) generates much more than academic research and analysis. It includes a variety of hands-on tools and activities aimed to help development practitioners and value chain actors achieve their goals. In 2015, the VC team >> Read more

Are women rice farmers in Latin America?

This seemingly straightforward question is quite difficult to answer.  On smallholder farms, all family members generally play important roles in agricultural production.  But farm surveys typically interview men under the assumption that men are the household head, landholders, and farmers (see Deere, Alvarado, and Twyman 2012). This implicitly implies that women are not considered farmers, >> Read more