CGIAR researchers combine forces to reduce the damage of banana disease in Uganda

Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) provide a major source of food and income for over 30 million people in Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). Uganda produces an estimated 10 million tonnes annually valued at about US$550 million. Most ECA bananas are domestically consumed with the highest global per capita consumption of over 200 kg. Banana Xanthomonas >> Read more

PIM pre-conference workshop on rural transformation at the International Conference of Agricultural Economists 2018: Call for papers

PIM will organize a pre-conference symposium "Rural Transformation in the 21st Century: The Challenges of Low-Income, Late-Transforming Countries" as part of the next International Conference of Agricultural Economists. The symposium will be convened as the Second Annual Social Science Conference of CGIAR. Contributions are invited from CGIAR scientists, research partners, and IAAE members.

Webinar: Strengthening developing-country seed systems and markets. Policy trade-offs, unintended consequences, and operational realities

This webinar on October 25 will explore novel approaches to strengthening seed systems and markets, including policies related to varietal release procedures, quality assurance, access to early generation seed, input subsidy programs, among several others. It will draw on examples from a range of crops cultivated in countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Zambia.

What happened at the SPIA-PIM Conference on Impacts of International Agricultural Research?

The ISPC's Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) jointly organized a Conference on Assessing the Impacts of Agricultural Research: Rigorous Evidence for Policy in Nairobi in early July. The event drew 180 participants, just over half from CGIAR. For SPIA, the conference was the opportunity to >> Read more

Conference on Impacts of international agricultural research: Rigorous evidence for policy

The Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the CGIAR's Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) and PIM will hold a conference on assessing the impacts of agricultural research on July 6-8, 2017 at the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya.