PIM workshop at ICAE 2018 explored challenges and opportunities for rural transformation in the 21st century

On July 28, as part of the 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE), the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) held a pre-conference workshop titled Rural Transformation in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Low-Income, Late-Transforming Countries. The workshop was organized in fulfillment of PIM’s Second Phase (2017-2022) commitment to convene annual meetings of social scientists from across CGIAR, and became the second event in the series.

Disentangling natural resource management impacts – one evaluation at a time

Last week was a tough one for our small group of IFPRI researchers in Accra. On Tuesday, we delivered a message to one of our partner organizations there that its project to promote integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) to Ghanaian smallholders did not yield any measurable impacts during the course of our two-year evaluation.

Webinar: Measuring food losses: a new methodology

[WEBINAR RECORDING] Despite broad interest in the problem, measurement of food loss and waste is problematical, especially in developing countries. Our webinar on May 8 will present a new methodology to measure food losses and the results of its application in several value chains in Latin America, Ethiopia, and China.

Agricultural development: Smart investing for global food security

The most enduring solutions for feeding people and reducing extreme poverty in low-income countries entail efforts that empower rural farmers to increase their productive capacities. On April 23, PIM Director Karen Brooks will join a panel of experts at Brookings Institution to discuss the issues and constraints such efforts entail.

Webinar: Women in agriculture: Four myths

Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s rights and at least 11 of the 17 SDGs require indicators related to gender dynamics. Despite the need for reliable indicators, stylized facts on women, agriculture, and the environment persist. During this webinar we will focus on four gender myths: 1) 70% of the world’s poor are women; 2) Women produce 60 to 80% of the world’s food; 3) Women own 1% of the world’s land; and 4) Women are better stewards of the environment.