Webinar: The rise of medium-scale farms in Africa

This webinar by Prof. Thomas Jayne (MSU) on May 23, 2017 highlighted the causes and consequences of changing farm size distributions in sub-Saharan Africa. Watch the webinar recording and join the conversation in the comments section below.

International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia and Moscow launch of the 2017 Global Food Policy Report

The International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia featuring the 2017 Global Food Policy Report will take place at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Economics Department, on May 26, 2017. The conference is organized by the MSU’s Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the World >> Read more

PIM Monthly Webinars: May – October 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of the PIM Monthly Webinars and the first webinar in this six-month series, The Rise of Medium-Scale Farms in Africa: Causes and Consequences of Changing Farm Size Distributions by Prof. Thomas Jayne on May 23, 2017, at 11:00 AM EST.

New global data tool on agricultural policies provides insight into policy impacts

Press-release, May 10, 2017 (cross-posted from IFPRI) Washington, D.C. – The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) announced today the launch of the Ag-Incentives Consortium website, a user-friendly online database facilitated by IFPRI, that aggregates agricultural policy data into an interactive tool for guiding more informed policy. The Ag-Incentives Consortium brings together data from the >> Read more

Index insurance as an instrument for managing risk and modernizing agricultural production

Many agricultural development programs are ideally positioned to support the widespread adoption of “sustainable intensification” technologies and management practices. While the science underlying these programs may be well-established, their actual success hinges critically on their ability to overcome a myriad of institutional and implementation challenges, particularly since many operate in environments fraught with risks, notably >> Read more

He says, she says: Exploring patterns of spousal agreement in Bangladesh

Participation in household decisions and control over assets are often used as indicators of bargaining power. Yet spouses do not necessarily provide the same answers to questions about these topics. In their discussion paper “He says, she says: Exploring patterns of spousal agreement in Bangladesh”, authors Kate Ambler, Cheryl Doss, Caitlin Kieran, and Simone Passarelli >> Read more